On This Day

What Happened on September 19

Important Events

  • 1356 English forces under Edward the Black Prince defeat French at Battle of Poitiers and capture the French King during the Hundred Years' War
  • 1870 Siege of Paris by Prussian Forces begins (lasts until January 28 1871)

Sep 19 in Film & TV

Sep 19 in Music

Sep 19 in Sport

  • 2017 New MLB record for most home runs in a season, no. 5,694 hit by Alex Gordon of the Kansas City Royals

Did You Know?

One of first known modern beauty contests held in Spa, Belgium

On September 19, 1888

Would You Believe?

Ötzi the Iceman, 3,300 BCE old mummy discovered by German tourists in Italian alps

On September 19, 1991

Famous Weddings

  • 1945 Actress Shirley Temple (17) weds actor John Agar (24) in an Episcopal ceremony at Wilshire Methodist Church
  • 1959 Academy award-winning actor Rod Steiger (34) weds stage and film actress Claire Bloom (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • 1964 Author Peter Benchley (24) weds Winifred B. Wesson

Famous Divorces


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