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List of September 19th Major News Events

  1. 1975 Patty Hearst Arrested By FBI
  2. 1851 The New York Times Founded
  3. 2003 U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel
  4. 1985 Strategic Defense Weapons
  5. 1973 Jimmy Carter Files UFO Report

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19 Sept, 1960 The Twist

1960 : Chubby Checker has a number 1 record with The Twist which launched a worldwide dance craze.

19 Sept, 1928 West Palm Beach Hurricane

1928 : As Red Cross workers help in the stricken area of West Palm Beach in Florida by distributing food, healthcare and clothing after the hurricane the count of those who lost their lives continues to grow to over 400 in Palm Beach County alone. This is the worst hurricane to hit the area in many years and the loss of property in the area mounts daily.

19 Sept, 1934 Charles Lindbergh Jr. Kidnapper Arrested

1934 : Bruno Hauptmann is arrested in New York after a gold certificate from the ransom money is found and traced back to Hauptmann, he was charged with the kidnap / murder of the Lindbergh baby. On February 13th 1935 he was sentenced to death and executed on April 3rd 1936 for the abduction and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr.

Charles A. Lindbergh Public Domain Photo

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From Eighties Modern History Quiz Page

Question 10

10. In what year was the first US Stealth Bomber unveiled?

Question 11

11. Microsoft's first version of the Windows operating system, Windows 1.0, was released in what year?

Question 12

12. In 1987, Paul Volcker was succeeded by whom as the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board?

Question 14

14. Disney's futuristic park, EPCOT, was opened in 1982, what does EPCOT stand for?

19 Sept, 1942 Russia World War II

1942 : German troops and tanks have broken into Stalingrad for the third time and crack German commandos are being dropped in by aircraft in a bloody battle for control of the city.

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19 Sept, 1952 Charlie Chaplin Refused Entry Back To US

1952 : Charlie Chaplin has been refused entry to return to his home in Hollywood until he has been investigated. Mr Chaplin is currently on board the Ocean Liner Queen Elizabeth with his wife and four children on route to the US. When the ship docked in New York Mr Chaplin and his family stayed on board sailing back to England, and later moved to Switzerland, where he lived until his death in 1977.

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19 Sept, 1955 Argentina Military Coup

1955 : Argentine President Juan Domingo Peron is deposed in a military coup, his popular wife, Eva "Evita" Peron, had died in 1952.

19 Sept, 1956 U.S.A. Sturgis High School

September 19th, 1956 : Eight African-American students were turned away from Sturgis High School in Sturgis Kentucky. When they arrived at the school, the principal read them an order from the Union County School Board refusing to them entry. The students had been attending the school under protection from the National Guard but the National Guard had now moved to another area.

19 Sept, 1967 Turkey Soccer Riot Kills 41

1967 : 41 people have been killed in a soccer riot in the central city of Sivas after rioters from a rival town burned local stores and a hotel.

19 Sept, 1972 UK Letter Bomb Kills Diplomat

September 19th, 1972 : Dr Ami Sachori a diplomat at the Israeli embassy in London has been killed by a parcel bomb, the parcel bomb was 1 of 8 addressed to the embassy but the the other 7 were detected before they could cause harm.

19 Sept, 1978 Italy Red Brigade

1978 : Police expanded their hunt for red brigade suspects who are suspected of kidnapping and murdering the former premier of Italy Aldo Moro.

Aldo Moro captive Red Brigade Public Domain Photo

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19 Sept, 1978 UK Carl Bridgewater

September 19th, 1978 : A young paperboy Carl Bridgewater is shot in the head at close range at an isolated farmhouse near Stourbridge in Staffordshire. Police have launched a manhunt for those responsible believed to be burglars who the paperboy disturbed during a burglary.

19 Sept, 1985 U.S.A. Life Insurance AIDS Tests

1985 : New York state joins many other states who will bar Insurance companies requiring people to undergo blood tests for Aids when applying for health or life insurance.

19 Sept, 1985 Earthquake Devastates Mexico City

September 19th, 1985 : A major earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale devastated Mexico City leveling cathedrals, schools, apartment buildings, hospitals and numerous other buildings, large areas of the capital were left burning and the death toll is expected to reach nearly 5,000 as rescuers dig through the rubble.

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19 Sept, 1986 UK Train Crash Rugeley

1986 : Two passenger trains have collided in Colwich Junction, Staffordshire, killing two people and injuring almost 100 more. The trains were intercity passenger trains running between London to Manchester and Liverpool to London.

19 Sept, 1994 Haiti US Troops Land

September 19th, 1994 : U.S. troops land unopposed in Haiti to oversee the country's transition to democracy.

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19 Sept, 1995 U.S.A. Unabomber Letter

1995 : The New York times and the Washington Post have published the Unabombers 35,000 word manifesto as in June he said he would kill again if they did not publish his manifesto, and the deadline is Sunday. The FBI is hoping the publication may lead them to discover his identity.

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From 1950's Music Page

1950 - Sentimental Me - Ames Brothers (-) Mona Lisa - Nat King Cole (-)

1951 - If - Perry Como (-) How High the Moon - Les Paul (-) Unforgettable - Nat King Cole (-)

1952 - You Belong to Me - Jo Stafford (-) Here in My Heart - Al Martino (-) Heart and Soul - The Four Aces (-)

1953 - Your Cheatin’ Heart - Hank Williams (-) That’s Amore - Dean Martin (-) Vaya Con Dios - Les Paul & Mary Ford (-)

1954 - Secret Love - Doris Day (-) Mr. Sandman - The Chordettes (-) I Need You Now - Eddie Fisher (-)

1955 - Rock Around the Clock - Bill Haley (-) Earth Angel - The Penguins (-) Tutti Frutti - Little Richard (-)

1956 - I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash (-) Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins (-) Hound Dog - Elvis Presley (-) The Great Pretender - The Platters

1957 - You Send Me - Sam Cooke (-) Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis (-) All Shook Up - Elvis Presley (-) That’ll Be the Day - Buddy Holly

1958 - Fever - Peggy Lee (-) Tequila - The Champs (-) Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry (-)

1959 - Mack the Knife - Bobby Darin (-) Venus - Frankie Avalon (-) Personality - Lloyd Price (-)

From 1970s TV Shows Page

Happy Days

Happy Days American television sitcom based on life for the Cunningham family and friends in the mid fifties to early sixties starring Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli played by Henry Winkler, Howard "Mr. C." Cunningham played by Tom Bosley and Richie Cunningham played by Ron Howard. Series ran from 1974 - 1984.

Sanford and Son

Sanford and Son American television sitcom based on life of father and son who run a scrap yard in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The two principle characters were the father Fred G. Sanford played by Redd Foxx and his 30 yr old son Lamont Sanford played by Demond Wilson. The series gained great popularity making one of the top ten highest-rated series on American television every year. Series ran from 1972 - 1977.


Taxi American television sitcom winning a staggering 18 Emmy Awards about a group of Taxi drivers based in New York City. Amongst those who played starring roles were Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, Tony Danza and Andy Kaufman Series ran from 1978 - 1983.

19 Sept, 1997 UK Southall Train Crash

September 19th, 1997 : The Intercity 125 from Swansea to London has ploughed into a freight train at Southall, West London, killing six and injuring more than 150. During the inquiry into the crash the train driver was found to be negligent after not stopping to respond to two signals warning him of the freight train on the track ahead and the additional Automatic Warning System (AWS) also failed to work.

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19 Sept, 2002 Bush Asks Congress For Additional Power

2002 : President George W. Bush asked Congress for authority to "use all means," including military force if necessary, to disarm and overthrow Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein if he did not quickly meet United Nations demands to abandon all weapons of mass destruction.

19 Sept, 2003 U.S.A. Hurricane Isabel Strikes Washington DC

September 19th, 2003 : Hurricane Isabel continues its path of destruction striking the US Capital Washington, after striking North Carolina it has badly affected Washington DC causing a number of power outages and a number of fallen trees around the capital.

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19 Sept, 2005 U.S.A. Tyco Executives Sentenced

2005 : Former Tyco CEO L. Dennis Kozlowski was sentenced in New York to up to 25 years in prison for 22 counts of grand larceny for $150 million in unauthorized bonuses and misappropriating more than $400 million of Tyco funds.

19 Sept, 2005 UK Al-Qaeda Admits July 7th London Bombings

September 19th, 2005 : Al-Qaeda deputy Ayman al-Zawahri said Al-Qaeda had carried out the July 7th bombings on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour. The bombs had been placed on three London Underground trains and one London bus killing 52 and injuring nearly 700.

London Bombings Appeal Poster

19 Sept, 2006 Thailand Bloodless Military Coup

2006 : A military junta has overthrown the elected government of Thaksin Shinawatra in a bloodless military coup, after the coup martial law is declared to ensure peace in the area General Surayud Chulanont is appointed as the Prime Minister.

19 Sept, 2008 China Milk Products Recalled

September 19th, 2008 : China recalls a large amount of milk and milk products, such as baby formula, after inspectors find melamine in liquid milk and tainted baby formula kills four children and gets over six thousand sick. Three of the country’s largest milk producers were involved in the scandal after trying to decrease costs by diluting the products. Update: In 2009 a number of senior executives from the companies involved are executed by Chinese authorities and more than 300,000 babies had fallen ill from consuming milk products tainted with melamine.

19 Sept, 2009 United States Guiding Light Soap Ends

2009 : Guiding Light, the world’s longest running soap opera aired its last episode after over seventy years. The show started on the radio and moved over to television in the 1950s. The show held a hopeful ending after a decline in viewers.

19 Sept, 2011 Earthquake Hits India, Nepal, and Tibet

September 19th, 2011 : A 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northeastern India causing damage and injuries in India, Nepal and Tibet. The earthquake set off landslides and rain that had interrupted search and rescue efforts. Several people died in India, Nepal and Tibet as a result of the earthquake, while many more were injured.

19 Sept, 2011 Sudan and South Sudan Sign Border Agreement

2011 : Sudan and South Sudan agreed to open up ten border crossings between the countries to facilitate travel. The agreement was made in an effort to ease tensions between Sudan and the newly independent South Sudan after each side had accused the other of wrongdoings.

19 Sept, 2012 Space Shuttle Endeavour Begins Final Journey

2012 : The US Space Shuttle Endeavour began its final journey by piggy-backing on a Boeing 747 jet from Florida's Kennedy Space Center to the California Science Center. The Endeavour had been in service since 1992 and had made twenty-five trips into space.

19 Sept, 2013 Former Nintendo President Dies

2013 : Hiroshi Yamauchi, the former president of the Nintendo video game company, died at the age of eighty-five. Yamauchi was known for transforming the company into one of the leading video game systems and ran the company from 1949 until 2002.

Born This Day In History September 19

Celebrating Birthdays Today


Born: Lesley Hornby, September 19th, 1949, Neasden, London, England

Known For : Model, Actress, and TV Presenter. Fashion Icon Model from the 60's, still regarded as one of the greatest super models ever.

Celebrating Birthdays Today

Brian Epstein

Born: September 19th, 1934, Liverpool, England

Born: August 27th, 1967, London, England

Known For : The manager of The Beatles and often considered that he helped them to become one of the world's most well known pop groups.