May 19th: What is special about this date?

May 19th marks the 139th day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 140th in case of leap years). There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 19th, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 19th and what happened on May 19th in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 19th.


May 19th: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 19th there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Grace Jones
    Grace Jones (1948)

    Grace jones is a jamaican-american singer, actress, and model known for her distinctive voice, androgynous style, and hits like 'pull up to...

  • André the Giant
    André the Giant (1946)

    André the giant was a french professional wrestler and actor, known for his enormous size and strength.

  • Pete Townshend
    Pete Townshend (1945)

    British musician, founder of "the who", rock band.

  • Jon Kortajarena
    Jon Kortajarena (1985)

    Jon kortajarena is a spanish model known for his work with major fashion brands and his appearances in high-profile fashion shows and...

  • Nora Ephron
    Nora Ephron (1941)

    American director, producer, screenwriter and novelist.

  • Kevin Garnett
    Kevin Garnett (1976)

    Nba forward (minnesota timberwolves).

  • Kyle Eastwood
    Kyle Eastwood (1968)

    American singer-bass player and actor.

  • Nancy Kwan
    Nancy Kwan (1939)

    Hong kong-american actress and makeup artist.

  • Michele Placido
    Michele Placido (1946)

    Foggia, italy -- actor (la lupa, poliziotti).

  • Jesse Peretz
    Jesse Peretz (1968)

    American filmmaker, seen in "first love, last rites," which was released in june 1998.

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May 19th: who died on this date?

On May 19th the following celebrities died:

  • Alan Young
    Alan Young (2016)

    Alan young was a canadian-american actor best known for his role as wilbur post in the television series mister ed.

  • Ronald Colman
    Ronald Colman (1958)

    British-american actor.

  • Henry Corden
    Henry Corden (2005)

    American actor and voice artist (born in 1921).

  • Nathaniel Hawthorne (1864)

    American short-story writer and novelist who was an expert in the allegory and symbol story.

  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1994)

    Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was the wife of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and served as First Lady from 1961...

  • Maymuna Ali (2018)

    Legendary female boxer and daughter of Muhammad Ali.

  • See all famous people who died on May 19th


May 19th: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 19th, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Taurus according to the Western Zodiac.

Taurus zodiac sign

May 19th: what is special about the Taurus sign?

The Taurus sign encompasses people born between April 20th and May 20th.

You can discover Taurus's personality traits and attitude and Taurus's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Taurus born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 19th: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 19th in history:

  • May 19, 1918: Washington's first Sunday game, Senators beat Cleveland 1-0 in 18 innings.
  • May 19, 1926: French air force bombs Damascus, Syria.
  • May 19, 1929: Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium, New York; two people crushed to death.
  • May 19, 1931: Ironclad cruiser Germany launched in Kiel
  • May 19, 1954: Postmaster General Summerfield approves US Central Intelligence Agency mail-opening project.
  • May 19, 1958: South Pacific soundtrack album goes to #1 and stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • May 19, 1971: USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars
  • May 19, 1974: Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass
  • May 19, 1979: In The Navy by Village People hits #3
  • May 19, 1980: Blackstone opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 104 performances
  • May 19, 2003: Ari Fleischer, White House spokesperson, announces that he will be stepping down in the summer. He cited his desire to spend more time with his wife and to work in private industry as reasons.
  • May 19, 2005: Scientists have discovered that the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was the longest recorded. It lasted almost ten minutes, whereas most powerful earthquakes only last a few seconds. This earthquake shook the entire globe.

What day of the year is May 19th?

May 19th marks the 139th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 140th in case of leap years).

There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 19th is the 19th day of the month of May.