What Happened on July 19, 2009

Historical Events

ESPY Awards

17th ESPY Awards: Michael Phelps, Nastia Liukin wins

British Golf Open

British Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: American Stewart Cink wins his only major championship by 6 strokes in a 4-hole playoff with 5-time champion Tom Watson

  • The Wesley Impact: black spot the size of Earth discovered on Jupiter after unknown object crashed onto the planet

Famous Deaths

  • Frank McCourt, Irish-American Pulitzer Prize winning author (Angela's Ashes), and teacher, dies of cancer at 78
  • Henry Surtees, British racing driver. (b. 1991)
2009 Highlights

About July 19, 2009

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 6 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
  • UK #1 Song: Beat Again - Jls