On This Day

What Happened on March 19, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Superbloom" of poppies in Walker Canyon, southern California visible from space, after high rainfall
  • American Karen Uhlenbeck is the first woman to win mathematics Abel Prize
  • Houston Rockets guard James Harden becomes first player in NBA history to score at least 30 points against all 29 opponents in a single season with 31 in a 121-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks
  • Image of Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris attacked by internet trolls and controversially removed before being reinstated
  • Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announces his resignation after nearly 30 years in office, the last soviet-era head of state
  • Singer Sam Smith comes out as non-binary in interview on Jameela Jamil’s Instagram show