On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 1939

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Churchill signs British-Russian anti-Nazi pact

Famous Birthdays

  • 17th earl of Pembroke, English landowner/director (Emily)
  • Francis R Scobee, Wash, USAF/astronaut (STS 41C, 51L-Chal disaster)
  • James Fox, actor (The Servant), born in London, England
  • Livio Berruti, Italian athlete
  • Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong-born American actress (Flower Drum Song, World of Suzie Wong), born in Hong Kong
  • Richard Lowe Teitelbaum, composer
  • Sonny Fortune [Cornelius Fortune], American jazz saxophonist, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2018)
  • Tomasz Sikorski, Polish minimalist composer (Solitude of Sounds), born in Warsaw, Poland (d. 1988)