On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2013

Historical Events

  • 24 Egyptian policemen are killed in an attack in Rafah
  • 37 pilgrims are killed in a train accident in India
  • 91 people are killed by floods across China

Famous Deaths

  • Cedar Walton, American hard bop jazz pianist (Jazztet; Art Blakey), and composer ("Mosaic"), dies at 79
  • José Sarria, American political activist, drag queen and 1st openly gay candidate for public office in the US (1961), dies of adrenal cancer at 90
2013 Highlights

About August 19, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 2 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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