On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2013

Day of the Week: Monday

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

  • 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