What Happened on June 19, 1945

Historical Events

  • El Teniente Mine accident [Smoke Tragedy] 355 men die from smoke inhalation from a fire in the Andes, Chile

Famous Birthdays

Aung San Suu KyiAung San Suu Kyi (77 years old)

Burmese politician, leader of the National League for Democracy and human rights activist (1991 Nobel Peace Prize), born in Rangoon, British Burma

  • Peter Bardens, English musician (Camel), born in London (d. 2002)

Radovan KaradžićRadovan Karadžić (77 years old)

Bosnian Serb politician, 1st President of Republika Srpska (1992-96) and war criminal convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity, born in Petnjica, Montenegro, Yugoslavia

  • Robert Franklin Palmer Jr., American writer, musicologist, and musician (Deep Blues), born in Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Tobias Wolff, American writer (This Boy's Life)
Born in 1945
1945 Highlights

About June 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 11 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini