1861 – First ascent of Weisshorn the 5th highest summit in the Alps was on the 19th August 1861.
1871 – Orville Wright the American aviation pioneer was born on the 19th August 1871 (died 1948).
1909 – The 1st automobile race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway took place on the 19th August 1909.
1940 – Johnny Nash the American singer-songwriter and actor was born on the 19th August 1940.
1965 ~ Darryn Lyons the Australian paparazzo, media personality and entrepreneur was born on the 19th August 1965.
1965 – Kyra Sedgwick the American actress was born on the 19th August 1965.
1977 – Groucho Marx the American comedian and actor died on the 19th August 1977, aged 86 (born 1890).
1983 – Missy Higgins the Australian singer-songwriter and actress was born on the 19th August 1983.
1983 – Reeva Steenkamp the South African model was born on the 19th August 1983. Reeva Steenkamp died on Valentine’s Day on the 14th February 2013, aged 29, when she was shot dead by Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, whom she had been dating since November 2012.
1983 ~ Tammin Sursok the Australian Actress and Singer-Songwriter was born on the 19th August 1983. Tammin is best known for her roles as Dani Sutherland on Home and Away and Jenna Marshall on Pretty Little Liars. Tammin released her only album Whatever Will Be in 2005. See the video of Rebecca Cartwright waxing Tammin Sursok’s legs on an episode of Home & Away:
Today in History for August 19th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…