On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2001

Historical Events

Golf Tournament

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

Sports History

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

PGA 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 southern soul singer and pianist ("Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)"), dies at 61
  • Donald Woods, South African journalist, anti-apartheid activist and author (Biko, Asking for Trouble), dies at 67
2001 Highlights

About August 19, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo