On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1939

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 37.6 cm rainfall at Tuckerton, NJ (state record)

Famous Birthdays

  • [Peter] Ginger Baker, English drummer (Cream), born in London, England (d. 2019)

Famous Deaths

  • Johannes Marinus Meulenhoff, Dutch publisher, dies at 70