August 19

August 19 is under the sign of Leo. Famous birthdays on this day include Bill Clinton (1946), Jean-Luc Mélenchon (1951) and Matthew Perry (1969). Several movies were released around August 19 over the years, such as The Imitation Game in 2014 directed by Morten Tyldum and Kaala Patthar in 1979 directed by Yash Chopra.
But much more happened on August 19 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around August 19 over the years?

The Imitation Game

Release year: 2014

Written by: Graham Moore, Andrew Hodges (book)

Directed by: Morten Tyldum

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Kaala Patthar

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Yash Chopra

Starring: Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shatrughan Sinha, Rakhee Gulzar

The Iron Horse

Release year: 1924

Directed by: John Ford

Starring: George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull, Cyril Chadwick

Country: United States of America

Range War

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: William Boyd, Russell Hayden, Britt Wood, Pedro de Cordoba


Release year: 1989

Directed by: John Duigan

Starring: Raul Julia, Richard Jordan, Ana Alicia, Eddie Velez


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 Earthquakes in 2018: A deep-focus earthquake of magnitude 8.2 (the strongest recorded in 2018) strikes the South Pacific Ocean near Fiji. No threat of tsunami is immediately detected. (KATU)
  • 2017 Terrorism in Russia: A 23-year-old stabs and injures eight people in the Russian city of Surgut, before being killed by police. ISIL claims responsibility for the attack. (South Front) (Reuters)
  • 2016 Syrian civil war: Russian warships in the Mediterranean Sea fire cruise missiles at sites near Aleppo. The Russian Defense Ministry claims the strikes targeted the Islamist militant group Jabhat Fateh al-Sham. (Pravda) (Reuters)
  • 2015 Boko Haram insurgency: A Boko Haram attack last week on a northeastern Nigerian village, Yadin Kukuwa killed at least 151 people. News of the attack was slow to emerge because the militants destroyed telecom masts around the village. (The Independent), (AFP via Times Live)
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Which were the most popular books released around August 19 over the years?

The Gown Of Glory

Year: 1952

By: Agnes Sligh Turnbull

The Gown of Glory

The Second Coming

Year: 1980

By: Walker Percy

Will Barrett (also the hero of Percy's The Last Gentleman) is a lonely widower suffering from a depression so severe that he decides he doesn't want to continue living.

When She Was Good

Year: 1967

By: Philip Roth

In this funny and chilling novel, the setting is a small town in the 1940s Midwest, and the subject is the heart of a wounded and ferociously moralistic young woman, one of those implacable American moralists whose "goodness" is a …

Until You

Year: 1994

By: Judith McNaught

New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught sweeps readers from the wilds of America to elegant 1820s London in this unforgettable romantic adventure. A teacher in a school for wealthy young ladies, Sheridan, Bromleigh is hired to accompany one of …

Angel Unaware

Year: 1953

By: Dale Evans Rogers

Entertainers Roy and Dale Evans Rogers were thrilled when their little daughter Robin was born. But their excitement turned to concern when they were informed that Robin was born with Down's

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