On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 2017

Historical Events

  • "Depacito" by Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee becomes the most streamed song ever, played 4.6 billion times
  • Archaeological dig in Kakadu National Park extends Aboriginal peoples time in Australia to 65,000 to 80,000 years ago
  • BBC publishes salaries of its top-earning journalists and presenters, two-thirds male, Chris Evans highest at over £2.2 million

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Investigators using DNA identify 16 year-old James Byron Haakenson as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 41 years after his disappearance

Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy
Serial Killer
John Wayne Gacy
  • US scientists calculate total amount plastic ever produced - 8.3 billion tonnes, equal to weight of 1 billion elephants

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Senator John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

US Senator John McCain
US Senator
John McCain

2017 Highlights

About July 19, 2017

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

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Cancer