On This Day

What Happened on July 19, 2019

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Heat wave begins across the eat of America affecting 100 million people and killing 6, with New York city declaring a state of emergency
  • Largest wind farm in Africa opens at Lake Turkana, Kenya, generating 310 megawatts
  • UK oil tanker Stena Impero seized by Iranian Revolutionary Guard in the Strait of Hormuz

Famous Deaths

  • C├ęsar Pelli, Argentine American architect (Petronas Towers), dies at 92
  • Rutger Hauer, Dutch actor (Blade Runner, Ladyhawke, Osterman Weekend), dies at 75