What Happened on August 19, 1947

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • J Arens & D van Dorpen synthetise vitamin A

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Dutton, English actor (Coronation Street), born in Atherton, England
  • Gerald McRaney, American actor (Simon & Simon, Major Dad), born in Collins, Mississippi
  • Gerard Schwarz, Weehawken NJ, trumpeter/conductor (LA Chamber Orchestra)
  • Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Ernst Laqueur, Dut chemist/psychologist (sexual hormones), dies at 67