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)
  • 1893 New Zealand becomes the first country to grant all women the right to vote
  • 1985 8.1 earthquake in Mexico City kills an estimated 10,000 and leaves 250,000 homeless
  • 1986 US Federal health officials announce AZT will be available to AIDS patients
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September 19 in Film & TV

September 19 in Music

September 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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