What Happened on August 19, 2016

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Donald Henderson, American epidemiologist, led world campaign that eradicated smallpox, dies at 82

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Riley, American actor (The Bob Newhart Show), dies at 80
  • Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved in shoplift scandal, dies at 87