Historical Events on May 19 (Part 2)

  • 2015 UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960
  • 2016 EgyptAir flight MS804 goes missing over the Mediterranean on route Paris to Cairo
  • 2018 142nd Preakness Stakes: Mike Smith wins aboard Justify in fog for second-leg of the Triple Crown
  • 2018 71st Cannes Film Festival: Japanese film "Shoplifters" by Hirokazu Kore-eda wins the Palme d'Or

Film & TV History

2018 American actress Meghan Markle marries Prince Harry at a ceremony in Windsor Castle, making her a member of the British royal family

  • 2018 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: Chelsea beats Manchester United, 1-0; Belgian international Eden Hazard scores 22' penalty
  • 2019 64th Eurovision Song Contest won by Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands
  • 2019 PGA Championship Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Defending champion Brooks Koepka leads wire-to-wire; wins despite 5 bogeys on last 8 holes by 2 strokes from world #1 Dustin Johnson
  • 2019 Sprinter Dutee Chand comes out as India's first openly gay professional athlete
  • 2019 US billionaire Robert F. Smith announces he will pay off college loans of nearly 400 students of the graduating class of Morehouse College, Atlanta
  • 2020 Greenhouse gas emissions dropped 17% worldwide in April 2020 when world was in lockdown, in study published in "Nature Climate Change"
  • 2020 Two dams on Tittabawassee River in central Michigan breached by floodwaters, forcing evacuation of thousands of residents
  • 2021 Argentine President Alberto Fernandez announces a 'circuit-breaker lockdown' as the country records over 39,000 daily COVID-19 cases
  • 2021 BBC investigation finds their 1995 Princess Dianna interview was secured through 'deceitful behavior' by journalist Martin Bashir [1]
  • 2021 New York City begins re-opening after 423 days (March 2020) with the COVID-19 death toll at 33,000
  • 2021 New York Yankees pitcher Cory Kluber no-hits Texas Rangers, 2-0 at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
  • 2021 The EU agrees to open its borders to vaccinated travelers from safe countries
  • 2022 Argentine landmark criminal trial finds state responsible for massacre of more than 400 Qom and Moqoit people in 1924 in the Chaco region. First trial of its kind in Latin America. [1]
  • 2022 Environmental pollution caused by “obesogen" toxins is having a significant effect on the obesity crisis and can be passed down through the generations according to major new study [1]
  • 2022 Mercedes confirms the sale of world's most expensive car - a 1955 Mercedes-Benz SLR coupe for €135 million ($142 million) [1]
  • 2022 Oklahoma passes a bill banning nearly all abortions, the most restrictive in the country [1]
  • 2023 "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny", directed by James Mangold, starring Harrison Ford, and executive produced by Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, premieres at the Cannes Film Festival
  • 2023 Owl/Legacy Recordings releases "Seven Psalms", the fifteenth solo studio album by American singer-songwriter Paul Simon
  • 2023 Pop-R&B vocal group the Spinners donate nearly 400 stage outfits to the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan
  • 2161 Syzygy: 8 of 9 planets aligned on same side of sun