On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Bielefeld in Germany offers €1m prize to anyone in who can prove the town doesn't exit to disprove 25-year-old conspiracy theory
  • Russia launches Fedor, the first life-sized robot, into space to the International Space Station on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan
  • South Korea says it is leaving an intelligence-sharing pact with Japan in an escalation of the rift between the two countries

Famous Deaths

  • Bobby Dillon, American NFL defensive back (second to record 50 interceptions), dies of dementia at 89