1815 – Cornelius Krieghoff the Canadian painter was born on the 19th June 1815 (died 1872).
1846 – Antonio Abetti the Italian astronomer was born on the 19th June 1846 (died 1928).
1884 – Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes the French painter was born on the 19th June 1884 (died 1974).
1902 – Guy Lombardo the Canadian-American violinist and bandleader was born on the 19th June 1902 (died 1977).
1932 – José Sanchis Grau the Spanish author and illustrator was born on the 19th June 1932 (died 2011).
1947 – Salman Rushdie the Indian author was born on the 19th June 1947.
1962 – Paula Abdul the American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress was born on the 19th June 1962.
1983 – Macklemore the American rapper was born on the 19th June 1983.
2007 ~ Lockie Leonard the Australian television series adapted from the Lockie Leonard books by Tim Winton, first screened on the 19th June 2007, on the Nine Network, and premiered in the UK on the 27th September 2008. The children’s series was filmed in Albany, Western Australia. The 2nd series was filmed in 2009 and screened in 2010 in Australia, the UK and Ireland. The theme song is Worlds Away” by Jebediah. YouTube video: Lockie Leonard – The Best Parts – Part 1…
2013 – James Gandolfini the American actor died on the 19th June 2013 aged 51 (born 1961). James Gandolfini is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, a drama series about a troubled crime boss character struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia.
Today in History for June 19th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…