Historical Events on April 19 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 249 of 249

  • 1985 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1985 Advance Australia Fair is proclaimed as Australia's national anthem, and green and gold as the national colours.

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1986 Michael Spinks beats Larry Holmes in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

WBC Heavyweight Champion Larry Holmes
WBC Heavyweight Champion
Larry Holmes
  • 1987 Brendon Kuruppu scores 201* on Test Cricket debut (Sri Lanka v NZ)
  • 1987 Brewers score 5 runs in 9th to win 6-4 & record 12th straight AL win
  • 1987 Jacqueline Blanc, sets women's downhill ski speed rec (124.902 mph)
  • 1987 LA Clippers end season with a terrible 12-70 record
  • 1987 Last wild condor captured on California wildlife reserve
  • 1987 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1989 Gun turret explodes on USS Iowa, killing 47 sailors
  • 1989 Kevin Elster (NY Mets), sets error-less shortstop mark at 73
  • 1989 Republic Day in Sierra Leone
  • 1989 Violent assault and rape of jogger Trisha Meili in NYC's Central Park. Known as the Central Park jogger incident it became according to the NY Times "one of the most widely publicized crimes of the 1980s."
  • 1990 Contra guerrillas, leftist Sandinistas & incoming government agree to truce
  • 1990 Marla Maples appears on ABC's Prime-Time
  • 1990 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)

  • 1990 Truce in Nicaragua's civil war

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1991 Evander Holyfield beats George Foreman in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

  • 1991 Greyhound Bus posts $195 million loss for 1990
  • 1992 53rd PGA Seniors Golf Championship: Lee Trevino wins by 1 stroke from Mike Hill
  • 1992 "4 Baboons Adoring the Sun" closes at Beaumont NYC after 38 performances
  • 1992 Balki & Mary Ann wed on "Perfect Strangers"
  • 1993 97th Boston Marathon: Cosmas N'deti of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:33 and Olga Markova of Russia 1st woman in 2:25:27
  • 1993 After a 51 day siege by the FBI 76 Branch Davidians die in a fire near Waco Texas (accident, suicide, tear gas are disputed causes)
  • 1993 Fire in psychiatric institute in South Korea, kills 40
  • 1993 South Dakota governor George Mickelson and seven others are killed when a state-owned aircraft crashed lands in Iowa.
  • 1994 Graeme Obree bicycles world record 10km (11:25.88)
  • 1994 Inkatha ends boycott of South African multi-racial election

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 Rodney King awarded $3,800,000 compensation for his police beating

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • 1994 US Supreme Court outlaws excluding people from juries because of gender
  • 1995 Chopper 4 1st used on WNBC TV (NYC) news
  • 1995 Oklahoma City bombing - a truck bomb at Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building kills 168 & injures 500
  • 1996 Rangers scores 16 in 8th vs Orioles
  • 1996 South Africa defeat Pakistan to win the Pepsi Cup in Sharjah
  • 1997 Renee Slaughter crowned 14th Miss Hawaiian Tropic Intl
  • 1997 San Diego Padres & St Louis Cards play at Aloha Stadium Hawaii
  • 1997 NFL Draft: Ohio State offensive tackle Orlando Pace first pick by St. Louis Rams
  • 1999 The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
  • 1999 103rd Boston Marathon: Joseph Chebet of Kenya 1st man in 2:09:52 and Fatuma Roba of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:23:25
  • 2004 108th Boston Marathon: Timothy Cherigat of Kenya 1st man in 2:10:37 and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya 1st woman in 2:24:27

BeatificationPapal Inauguration

2005 Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger elected Pope Benedict XVI on the second day of the Papal conclave.

265th Pope Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI
  • 2010 114th Boston Marathon: Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot of Kenya 1st man in 2:05:52 and Teyba Erkesso of Ethiopia 1st woman in 2:26:11

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2011 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • 2013 Boston bombing suspects killed and captured in Boston after 4 days
  • 2015 Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.
  • 2015 50th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win
  • 2017 Fox News confirms they would be letting go of Bill O'Reilly after allegations of sexual harassment

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 Miguel Diaz-Canel is elected Cuba's new president after former president Raúl Castro steps down

President of Cuba Raúl Castro
President of Cuba
Raúl Castro
  • 2018 Senator Tammy Duckworth is the first parent to bring a baby into the US Senate a day after the Senate votes to allow babies on the chamber's floor