On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday

Famous Deaths

  • Bea Wain, American singer and radio host (Deep Purple, Heart and Soul), dies at 100
  • Charles R Bentley, American pioneer or polar science, dies from complications of Parkinson’s disease at 87
  • Dick Gregory, American comedian, civil rights activist and dietician (Bahamian Diet), dies of heart failure at 84