This Day in History on 19 November

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 19 November. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day

World Toilet Day

Important Events

1946: Afghanistan, Iceland, and Sweden joined the United Nations.

1969: Footballer Pele scored his 1,000th goal.

1969: Charles Conrad and Alan Bill landed on the moon from the American spacecraft Apollo 12.

1977: Anwar Sadat, the then President of Egypt, made a historic visit to Israel.

1985: Summit talks started in Switzerland between the two superpowers of the world – the former Soviet Union and the United States.

1998: US President Bill Clinton was indicted.

2019: Google launched its cloud gaming service Stadia.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1600: Charles I, King of England.

1828: Rani Lakshmi Bai, Queen of Jhansi, India.

1831: James Garfield, the 20th President of the United States.

1838: Keshub Chandra Sen, a Hindu philosopher, and social reformer from India.

1845: Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer, and author.

1877: Giuseppe Volpi, Italian businessman, and politician, founder of the Venice Film Festival.

Indira Gandhi

1909: Peter Ferdinand Drucker, an Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author.

1917: Indira Gandhi, an Indian politician, and the first female Prime Minister of India.

1918: Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya, an Indian Marxist philosopher.

Salil Chowdhury

1922: Salil Chaudhary, a composer of Hindi, and Bengali films.

1928: Dara Singh Randhawa, an Indian professional wrestler, actor, and politician.

1938: Ted Turner III, an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist.

Dara Singh

1942: Calvin Klein, founder of Calvin Klein Inc.

1951: Zeenat Aman, an Indian actress, and model.

1959: Mallika Srinivasan, the Chairman & Managing Director of Tractors and Farm Equipment Limited.

1971: Kiren Rijiju, an Indian lawyer and politician from Arunachal Pradesh.

Sushmita Sen

1975: Sushmita Sen, an Indian actress, and model. The first Indian who won the Miss Universe title.

1976: Jack Dorsey, an American technology entrepreneur, and the co-founder and CEO of Twitter.

1985: Badshah (Aditya Prateek Singh Sisodia), an Indian rapper.

Arun Vijay

1845: Agnes Giberne, Indian-English astronomer and author (d. 1939)

1922: Salil Chowdhury, Indian director, playwright, and composer (d. 1995)

1975: Sushmita Sen, Indian actress, model and Miss Universe 1994

1977: Arun Vijay, Indian-Tamil film actor

Death/ Death Anniversary

Roger D. Branigin

1806: Shah Alam II, the sixteenth Mughal Emperor.

1850: Richard Mentor Johnson, a politician and the ninth vice president of the United States.

1883: Sir Carl Wilhelm Siemens, a German-British electrical engineer.

1975: Roger D. Branigin, American colonel, lawyer, and politician, 42nd Governor of Indiana (b. 1902)

Basil Spence

1976: Basil Spence, co-founder of Coventry Cathedral.

2004: Sir John Robert Vane, a British pharmacologist.

2013: Frederick Sanger, a British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Further Reading

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