August 19: Zodiac, Trivia, Birthdays and Holidays

August 19th marks the 231st day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 232nd in case of leap years). There are 134 days remaining until the end of the year. People born on this day are under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Bill Clinton (1946), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (1951) and Matthew Perry (1969). Holidays and observances around the world include: World Humanitarian Day.
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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 19 over the years?
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Release year: 2022

Directed by: Philip Martin

Open Your Eyes

Open Your Eyes

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Alejandro Amenabar

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Release year: 2021

Directed by: Thor Freudenthal

The Vow

The Vow

Release year: 2020

Directed by: Michael Sucsy

Starring: Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Sam Neill, Jessica Lange

Victor Crowley

Victor Crowley

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Adam Green

Starring: Parry Shen, Kane Hodder, Laura Ortiz, Dave Sheridan


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 19?


  • Roman festivals - Vinalia Rustica celebrated in honor of Venus Libitina commemorating the founding of the oldest known temple to her, on the Esquiline Hill, in 293 BC on this date.
  • RC saints - Saint Sebald, Saint Louis of Toulouse, Jean-Eudes de MTzeray
  • Afghanistan - Afghan Independence Day see above: 1919
  • National Day of the Filipino Language, Philippines - Holiday for Quezon City, Quezon Province and other municipalities named after Manuel Quezon
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  • 2018 2018 Earthquakes: A magnitude 8.2 deep-focus earthquake (the strongest ever recorded in 2018) struck the South Pacific Ocean, near Fiji. There is no immediate tsunami threat.
  • 2017 Terrorism in Russia: A 23 year old stabs and injures eight people at Surgut in Russia, before being shot by police. The attack was claimed by ISIL.
  • 2016 Syrian civil war: Russian warships patrolling the Mediterranean Sea fire cruise missiles towards Aleppo. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the strikes were directed at the Islamist militant group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham.
  • 2015 Boko Haram insurgency. A Boko Haram attack on Yadin Kukuwa, a northeastern Nigerian town, last week left at least 151 dead. Because militants demolished telecom masts in the village, news of the attack took a while to spread. (The Independent),
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Which were the top hits in that special week of August 19 over the years?

Top #1 songs in the USA

  • 2017 - Despacito
  • 2016 - Cheap Thrills
  • 2015 - Cheerleader
  • 2014 - Rude
  • 2013 - Blurred Lines
  • 2012 - Call Me Maybe
  • 2011 - Party Rock Anthem
  • 2010 - Love The Way You Lie
  • 2009 - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  • 2008 - I Kissed A Girl
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Top #1 Rock songs

  • 2017 - Believer
  • 2016 - Ride
  • 2015 - Shut Up And Dance
  • 2014 - A Sky Full Of Stars
  • 2013 - Radioactive
  • 2012 - Oh Love
  • 2011 - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
  • 2010 - The Catalyst
  • 2009 - New Divide


Which were the most popular books released around August 19 over the years?
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Renegade by Diana Palmer


Year: 2004


Cash Grier, a new police chief, makes it his personal mission keep Jacobsville's streets safe.

Funny Money by Mark Singer

Funny Money

Year: 1985


This cautionary tale is by Mark Singer, a respected New Yorker writer. It concerns the Penn Square Bank oil broker at an Oklahoma City shopping mall that collapsed in 1982.

Confessions Of A Video Vixen by Karrine Steffans

Confessions Of A Video Vixen

Year: 2005


This emotional memoir, written by a former video vixen, "Superhead", is part tell-all and part cautionary tale. It goes beyond celebrity glamour to show the inner workings a hip-hop dancer.

Call Me Lucky by Bing Crosby

Call Me Lucky

Year: 1953


This book was reissued in conjunction with Gary Giddins' paperback publication of The Complete Bing Biography. It contains "a collection of anecdotes, reminiscences, and stories that are as warm and witty"

Donahue by Phil Donahue


Year: 1980


DJ price clipeed at flap. DJ has edge wear, tears and some creasing. Clean pages. Binding is tight.

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