On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Sport awardGolf Tournament

Canadian Open Women's Golf, Angus Glen GC: Annika Sörenstam wins by 2 from Kelly Robbins

LPGA Golfer Kelly Robbins
LPGA Golfer
Kelly Robbins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

German Ferrari driver Michael Schumacher wins the Hungarian Grand prix at the Hungaroring to clinch his 4th F1 World Drivers Championship and equal Alain Prost's record of 51 Grand Prix victories

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Sport awardPGA Championship

PGA Championship Men's Golf, Atlanta Athletic Club: David Toms wins his first major title by 1 stroke from Phil Mickelson


Famous Deaths

  • Betty Everett, American singer and pianist (b. 1939)
  • Donald Woods, South African journalist, anti-apartheid activist and author (Biko, Asking for Trouble), dies at 67