On This Day

What Happened on August 19, 2017

Famous Deaths

  • Bea Wain, American pop singer ("Deep Purple" (the song, not the group); "Heart and Soul"), and radio host, 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
2017 Highlights

About August 19, 2017

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 4 years, 3 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

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