What Happened on August 19, 1931

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Lefty Grove wins AL record tying 16th consecutive game

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Shoemaker, American Racing Hall of Fame jockey (8,833 career victories, Kentucky Derby 1955, 59, 65, 86), born in Fabens, Texas (d.2003)

Famous Deaths

  • Aristides Agramonte y Simoni, Cuban-American Physician, Pathologist and Bacteriologist (yellow fever), dies at 63