On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 2009

Historical Events

  • Sri Lanka announces victory in its 25-year war against the terrorist organisation, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Television Premiere

TV musical show "Glee" starring Jane Lynch, Michael Morrison, Lea Michele and an ensemble cast premieres on Fox

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert York, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73
  • Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (co-winner Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998), and educator, dies at 92
2009 Highlights

About May 19, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

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