On This Day

What Happened on January 19, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A Slovak Air Force Antonov An-24 crashes in Hungary.
  • Terrorist blows himself up in Tel Aviv, killing only himself but injuring 20 people, one of them seriously
  • The New Horizons probe is launched by NASA on the first mission to Pluto

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony "Tony" Franciosa [Papaleo], American actor (Career, Ben-Hur, Jeff-Name of the Game), dies at 77
  • Aoun Al-Sharif Qasim, Sudanese writer and Islamic scholar (b. 1933)
  • Geoff Rabone, New Zealand cricket all-rounder, captain (NZ 12 Tests @ 31.22, 16 wickets), dies at 84

Person of interestWilson Pickett

Wilson Pickett, American R&B singer (Funky Broadway), dies of a heart attack at 64

R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter Wilson Pickett
R&B and Soul Singer Songwriter
Wilson Pickett