On This Day

What Happened on December 19, 2019

Historical Events

  • Australian state of New South Wales announces 7-day state of emergency amid extreme heat and over 100 bushfires that have burnt for two months
  • Earliest fossilized trees, 386 million years old, found at a quarry in Cairo, New York, study published in "Current Biology"

Famous Deaths

  • Saoul Mamby, American boxer (WBC super lightweight title 1980-82), dies at 72
  • Shahdon Winchester, Trinidadian soccer winger (27 caps; MurciĆ©lagos), dies in a traffic collision at 27
2019 Highlights

About December 19, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: All I Want For Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I