On This Day

What Happened in 2019

Important Events in 2019

  • Mar 13 US grounds all Boeing 737 Max aircraft after bans by others countries following the plane type's second crash in Ethiopia
  • Mar 15 Climate change strikes held by school children take place around the world inspired by Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg
  • Mar 23 Syrian Democratic Forces announce that the last Islamic State territory has been retaken raising flags in Baghuz, Syria and ending the five-year Islamic State "caliphate"
  • Apr 11 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir overthrown and arrested by the army in Khartoum after 29 years in power
  • Jun 9 Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city
  • Jul 24 Global warming is the fastest in 2,000 years and scientific consensus that humans are the cause is at 99%, according to three major reports published in journals "Nature" and "Nature Geoscience"
  • Oct 26 Raid by US Special Forces kills ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Syria
  • Nov 23 Sumatran rhino officially declared extinct in Malaysia after last known specimen, 25-year-old Iman, dies of cancer in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo
  • Dec 12 British General Election won by Boris Johnson's Conservative Party in landslide win with 80 seat majority. Scottish National Party also wins 48 of 59 seats in Scotland.
  • Dec 18 US House of Representatives votes to impeach President Donald Trump for abuse of power (230-197) and obstruction of Congress (229-198)

More Historical Events

2019 in Film & TV

  • Dec 14 Miss World won by Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh in London. First time all five major beauty titles held by black women.

2019 in Music

  • Jun 11 "The New York Times" reveals an estimated 500,000 song titles, including masters of Chuck Berry, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, lost in 2008 warehouse fire on Universal backlot in Los Angeles
  • Dec 3 Spotify say Drake the most streamed star of the 2010s with 28 billion streams, Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" most streamed track with 2.4 billion streams

2019 in Sport

  • Oct 13 Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history when she wins record 25th medal at the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany

Did You Know?

Colonization of the America's in the late 1500s killed so many people it cooled the planet and led to a "Little Ice Age", according to a scientific report published in "Quaternary Science Reviews"

On January 31, 2019


Famous People Born in 2019

  • May 6 Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, British son of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, born in London, England

Famous People in 2019

World Leaders in 2019

Would You Believe?

Erramatti Mangamma becomes the world's oldest living mother giving birth to twins aged 74 in Hyderabad, India

On September 5, 2019

Famous Weddings in 2019

  • Jan 1 Austrian women Nicole Kopaunik (37) and Daniela Paier (37) become the 1st same-sex couple to be officially married in the predominantly Catholic country, in a ceremony in Velden, southern Austria, shortly after midnight
  • May 1 Actress Sophie Turner (23) and singer Joe Jonas (29) are married by an Elvis impersonator in Las Vegas
  • Jun 8 Actor Chris Pratt (39) and Katherine Schwarzenegger (29) marry in Montecito, California

Famous Divorces in 2019


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