On This Day

What Happened on October 19, 1945

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmed Abel-Wadoud Karadawi, academic/activist
  • Divine [Harris Glenn Milstead], American actress, drag queen and international icon of bad taste cinema (Pink Flamingos; Hairspray), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1988)
  • Jeannie C. Riley (née Stephenson), American Grammy and CMA Award-winning pop-country and gospel singer ("Harper Valley P.T.A."), born in Stamford, Texas
  • John Lithgow, American Tony and Emmy Award-winning stage and screen actor (3rd Rock From The Sun - "Dick"; Harry & Hendersons; The World According to Garp; Shrek), recording artist, poet, and children's book author, born in Rochester, New York
  • Keith Reid, British lyricist and poet (Procol Harum - "A Whiter Shade of Pale" ), born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England
  • Patricia Ireland, American feminist (National Organization of Women president, 1991-2001), born in Oak Park, Illinois
1945 Highlights

About October 19, 1945

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 76 years, 1 month and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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