On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1942

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • -20] Churchill visits Montgomery's headquarter in Burg-al-Arab
  • World War II: General Friedrich Paulus orders the German 6th Army to conquer Stalingrad
  • World War II: Over 4,000 Canadian and British soldiers killed, wounded or captured raiding Dieppe, France

Famous Birthdays

  • Fred Thompson, US senator (R-Tenn)/actor (In the Line of Fire), born in Sheffield, Alabama (d. 2015)
  • Michiel Patijn, Dutch asst sect of state of Foreign affairs (1994- )