On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Phillies Jimmie Foxx, 37, pitches 1st 7 innings vs Reds & wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Ian Gillan, English heavy metal and rock singer-songwriter (Deep Purple-Knocking at Backdoor), born in London

Famous Deaths

  • Tomas Burgos, Chilean philanthropist (founder of Villa Lo Burgos), dies at 69