On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • NY Yank 3rd baseman Wade Boggs pitches a scoreless inning vs Anaheim
  • STS 85 (Discovery 23) lands

Famous Deaths

  • Petr Nov├ík, Czech musician (George and Beatovens, Flamengo), dies of apparent poisoning at 51