On This Day

What Happened on May 19, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert York, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73
  • Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (Nobel 1998), dies at 92