December 19

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on December 19. From 1900 until now. December 19 is under the sign of Sagittarius. Famous birthdays on this day include Alyssa Milano (1972), Jake Gyllenhaal (1980) and Edith Piaf (1915). Several movies were released around December 19 over the years, such as Of Mice and Men in 1939 directed by Lewis Milestone and Peter Pan in 1924 directed by Herbert Brenon.
But much more happened on December 19 over the years: find out below

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

Of Mice and Men

Release year: 1939

Directed by: Lewis Milestone

Starring: Lon Chaney Jr., Burgess Meredith, Betty Field, Charles Bickford

Country: United States of America

Peter Pan

Release year: 1924

Directed by: Herbert Brenon

Starring: Betty Bronson, Ernest Torrence, George Ali, Esther Ralston

Country: United States of America

El tango en Broadway

Release year: 1934

Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier

Starring: Carlos Gardel, Trini Ramos, Blanca Vischer, Vicente Padula

Our Man in Havana

Release year: 1959

Directed by: Carol Reed

Starring: Alec Guinness, Maureen O'Hara, Burl Ives, Ernie Kovacs

Country: United States of America

Going in Style

Release year: 1979

Directed by: Martin Brest

Starring: George Burns, Art Carney, Lee Strasberg, Charles Hallahan


Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 19?


  • 2003 - the events of the fictional docu-drama The Day Britain Stopped take place.
  • Roman festivals - Opalia
  • Also see December 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)


  • 2018 American intervention in Syria, Syrian Civil War: The Pentagon reports it has begun withdrawing U.S. troops from Syria, with a spokesperson saying that the coalition has liberated ISIL-held territory but also that the campaign is not over. (Reuters)
  • 2017 Houthis say that they launched a Volcano H-2 missile targeting at the Al-Yamamah Palace in the Saudi capital city of Riyadh. According to the Saudis, the missile was intercepted south of Riyadh and caused no casualties. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Assassination of Andrei Karlov: The Russian ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov is killed in a gun attack at an art gallery in Ankara. Russia calls the assassin, 22-year old police officer, Mevlüt Mert Altıntaş, a "terrorist". Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu goes to Moscow for a planned trilateral meeting on Syria, saying "the incident will not impact relations between Turkey and Russia". (Reuters) (Daily Mirror UK) (New York Times) (Sputnik)
  • 2015 American-led intervention in Iraq (2014–present): Iraqi Defense Minister Khaled al-Obaidi updates the death toll from Friday's friendly fire airstrike near Fallujah to 10, one officer and nine soldiers. U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter says it appears an American jet conducted the strike. Carter called Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to express condolences. (The Washington Post)
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Which were the most popular books released around December 19 over the years?

Between Parent And Child

Year: 1968

By: Haim G. Ginott

Over the past thirty-five years, Between Parent and Child has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children.

The Collapse Of The Third Republic

Year: 1969

By: William L. Shirer

An acclaimed historian unfolds a monumental, eyewitness page-turner on the tragic fall of France to Hitler’s Third Reich at the outset of WWII. As an international war correspondent and radio commentator, William L.


Year: 1994

By: Stephen King

A #1 national bestseller—“A yarn so packed with suspense, romance, literary reference, fascinating miscellaneous knowledge, and heart that only Stephen King could have written it. Marvelous—that is, full of marvels” (Booklist).“Sleep,

The Empty Copper Sea

Year: 1978

By: John D. MacDonald

From a beloved master of crime fiction, The Empty Copper Sea is one of many classic novels featuring Travis McGee, the hard-boiled detective who lives on a houseboat.Asking

The Third Deadly Sin

Year: 1981

By: Lawrence Sanders

Retired cop Edward X. Delaney takes on a female serial killer in this spine-tingling masterwork of suspense by New York Times bestselling author Lawrence Sanders By day, she’s a middle-aged secretary

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