January 19 Events in History - January 19 Birthdays - January 19 Deaths
2015 American skier Lindsey Vonn wins her 63rd World Cup, setting a new record after 35 years; the previous record of 62 wins was held by Austrian skier Annemarie Moser-Proell
2014 Serbian tennis player Ana Ivanovic, 2008 French Open Champion and former world number one, beats Serena Williams, a five-time Australian Open champion, during the fourth round of the 2014 Australian Open
2014 The 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards are held in Los Angeles; 'American Hustle' takes top awards, actor Matthew McConaughey and Cate Blanchett win Outstanding Performance awards
2013 Calcium deposits found on Mars by NASA's Curiosity rover; the deposits are similar to deposits formed on Earth when water circulates in cracks and rock fractures
2013 Heavy snowfall in Great Britain and Ireland causes Heathrow airport in London to cancel 100 flights; many passengers spend the night sleeping on the floor in the terminal
2012 The famous film and camera company Kodak, files for bankruptcy protection
2011 All remaining political prisoners in Tunisia are freed
2011 A Mongolian bulk carrier sailing off the coast of Oman is seized by Somali pirates
2010 United States Navy troops land near the Haitian presidential palace, bringing food, water, and equipment to aid victims of the earthquake
1997 54th Golden Globes: English Patient, Brenda Blethyn and Geoffrey Rush
1997 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1997 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Healthsouth Inaugural
1996 NHL approves move of Winnipeg Jets to Phoenix
1995 Jean-Claude Juncker (28) sworn in as premier of Luxembourg
1994 -20 degrees F (-29 degrees C) (5:32 AM) coldest day ever recorded in Cleveland Ohio
1994 -36 degrees F (-38 degrees C) in New Whiteland, Indiana (state record)
1993 Israel recognizes PLO as no longer criminal
1993 Oakland A's unveil new elephant logo
1993 Robert M Gates, ends term as 15th director of CIA
1993 STS-54 (Endeavour) lands
1992 "City of Angels" closes at Virginia Theater New York City after 878 performances
1992 Cerebral Palsy telethon raises 23,500,000
1992 IBM announces a nearly $5B loss for 1992
1992 Nature Boy Ric Flair becomes WWF champ at Royal Rumble
1992 Rowdy Roddy Piper beats Mountie to become WWF Intercontinental Champ
1991 42nd NHL All-Star Game: Campbell beat Wales 11-5 at Chicago
1991 48th Golden Globes: Dances with Wolves
1991 Eastern Airlines shuts down operation
1991 Jumbo Tsuruta beats Stan Hansen to win All Japan Triple Crown title
1991 Sergeant Slaughter defeats Ultimate Warrior for WWF championship belt
1990 Test debut of Mushtaq Ahmed, vs. Australia at Adelaide
1989 President Reagan pardons George Steinbrenner for illegal funds for Nixon
1988 "48 Hours" premiers on CBS-TV
1987 Guy Hunt becomes Alabama's 1st Republican governor since 1874
1986 Cerebral Palsy telethon
1986 Israeli premier Simon Peres visits Netherlands
1986 Spain recognizes Israel
1985 "Born In The USA" by Bruce Springsteen peaked at #9
1985 4 die in a car and train crash in Buda Ill
1984 Francesco Moser bicycles world record time: 50,808 km
1984 California Supreme Court rejects quadriplegic Elizabeth Bouvia, who wants to starve herself to death in a public hospital
1983 Klaus Barbie, SS chief of Lyon in Nazi-France, arrested in Bolivia
1982 Aust-WI one-day game that produced a Privy Council libel case
1982 Heater explodes at Star Elementary School-Okla, kills 6 kids and teacher
1981 Muhammad Ali talks a despondent 21 year old out of committing suicide
1981 U.S. and Iran sign agreement to release 52 American hostages
1979 John N Mitchell (former AG) released on parole from federal prison
1978 Eddie Mathews elected to Hall of Fame
1978 Judge William H Webster appointed head of FBI
1977 Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame
1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
1977 World's largest crowd-12.7 million-for Indian religious festival
1975 4 mail truck assault on El Al B-747 in Paris, escape to Iraq
1975 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Colgate Golf Triple Crown
1974 Belgium government of Leburton falls
1974 Notre Dame beats UCLA, ends NCAA-record 88-game basketball win streak
1972 Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra, and Early Wynn elected to Hall of Fame
1971 "No, No Nanette" opens at 46th St. Theater New York City for 861 performances
1971 24th NHL All-Star Game: West beat East 2-1 at Boston
1971 Beatles' "Helter Skelter" is played at Charles Manson trial
1971 NHL Writers' Association renamed Professional Hockey Writers' Association
1970 Dutch bishops says he is in favor of married priest
1970 Nixon nominates G Harold Carswell to Supreme Court (fails)
1970 UCLA fires Angela Davis for being a communist
1969 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 38-25
1969 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Burdine's Golf Invitational
1969 NFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 10-7
1968 WKBF TV channel 61 in Cleveland, OH (IND) begins broadcasting
1967 Herr Karl Tausch writes shortest will "Vse Zene" (All to wife)
1966 Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister
1966 Neil Simons, Coleman and Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres
1966 Tippetts cantate "Vision of St. Augustine," premieres in London
1964 AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24
1964 KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting
1961 1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed
1960 Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact
1958 Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League
1957 U.S.S.R. performs atmospheric nuclear test
1956 Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field
1955 "Millionaire" TV program premieres on CBS
1955 "Scrabble" debuts on board game market
1955 1st presidential news conference filmed for TV (Eisenhower)
1953 Jesse Owens named Illinois Athletic Commission secretary
1952 NFL takes control of New York Yankees
1952 PGA approves allowing black participants
1950 Maiden flight by Canada's Avro Canada CF-100 military plane
1947 SS Himera runs aground at Athens, kills 392
1943 Joint Chiefs of Staff decide on invasion in Sicily
1942 Japanese forces invade Burma
1942 Titus Brandsma arrested by German occupiers
1941 British offensive in Eritrea
1941 British troops occupies Kassalaf Sudan
1939 Ernest Hausen of Wisconsin sets chicken-plucking record-4.4 sec
1938 GM began mass production of diesel engines
1937 Cy Young, Tris Speaker and Nap Lajorie elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
1937 Millionaire Howard Hughes sets transcontinental air record (7h28m25s)
1935 KLM begins flight path between Curaeao and Aruba
1934 Kenesaw Mountain Landis denies Joe Jackson's appeal for reinstatement
1932 Charlie Conacher becomes 1st Toronto Maple Leaf to score 5 goals in a game, 1st coming at 7 seconds of game
1929 Acadia National Park, Maine established
1929 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
1927 British government decides to send troops to China
1925 -48 degrees F (-44 degrees C), Van Buren, Maine (state record)
1923 WMC-AM in Memphis Tennessee begins radio transmissions
1922 Geological survey says U.S. oil supply would be depleted in 20 years
1921 Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador sign Pact of Union
1920 Alexandre Millerand forms French government
1919 "Tidal wave" of molasses 15 m high x 25 m wide kills dozens, Boston
1918 Soviets disallows a Constitution Assembly
1917 Silvertown Essex's ammunition factory explodes; 300 die
1915 1st German Zeppelin attack over Great Britain, 4 die
1915 Neon Tube sign patented by George Claude
1913 Raymond Poincare installed as president of France
1910 Germany and Bolivia ends commerce/friendship treaty
1910 National Institute of Arts and Letters incorporated by Congress
1909 Eugene Walter's "Easiest Way," premieres in New York City
1906 Gerhart Hauptmann's "Und Pippa Tanzt!," premieres in Berlin
1903 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between U.S. and England
1903 New bicycle race "Tour de France" announced
1899 Anglo-Egyptian Sudan forms
1898 Brown defeats Harvard 6-0 in 1st intercollegiate hockey game
1886 Aurora Ski Club, 1st in U.S., founded in Minnesota
1885 Battle at Abu Klea Sudan, 800-1000 killed
1884 Jules Massenet's opera "Manon," premieres in Paris
1865 NV Suriname Bank established
1865 Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
1863 General Mieroslawski appointed dictator of Poland
1862 Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky (Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads)
1861 Georgia becomes 5th state to secede
1861 MS troops take Ft. Massachusetts an Ship Island
1853 Napoleon III marries Eugenie de Montijo
1853 Verdi's opera "Il Trovatore," premieres in Rome
1840 Antarctica discovered, Charles Wilkes expedition (U.S. claim)
1839 Aden conquered by British East India Company
1833 Charles Darwin reaches Straits Ponsonby, Fireland
1829 Johann von Goethe's "Faust, Part 1," premieres
1825 Ezra Daggett and nephew Thomas Kensett patent food storage in tin cans
1810 Overnight temp at Portsmouth, New Hampshire drops 50 degrees F (10 degrees C)
1808 Louis Napoleon signs 1st Dutch aviation law
1806 Britain occupies Cape of Good Hope
1795 Democratic revolution in Amsterdam ends oligarchy
1793 French King Louis XVI sentenced to death
1770 Battle of Golden Hill (Lower Manhattan)
1746 Bonnie Prince Charlies troops occupy Stirling
1714 Richard Steele publishes "Crisis," defending Hanoverian success
1668 King Louis XIV and Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain
1493 France cedes Roussillon and Cerdagne to Spain by treaty of Barcelona
1419 French city of Rouen surrenders to Henry V in Hundred Years War
973 Pope Benedictus VI elected
379 Theodosius installed as co-emperor of East Roman Empire