What Happened on May 19, 2014

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Decorated Dutch coach Louis van Gaal confirmed as manager of Manchester United; Ryan Giggs named assistant, confirms retirement as a player at age 40 after 963 games and English record 22 major trophies

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Brabham, Australian auto racer and team owner (F1 champ 1959-60, 66), dies of liver disease at 88
  • Michael Aldrich, British inventor, dies at 72