JUNE 19 ~ ON THiS DAY in History

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).

1893 – Madeleine Astor the American survivor of the Sinking of the RMS Titanic was born on the 19th June 1893 (died 1940).

1902 – Guy Lombardo the Canadian-American violinist and bandleader was born on the 19th June 1902 (died 1977).

1910 – The first Father’s Day was celebrated on the 19th June 1910, in Spokane, Washington.

1928 – Tommy DeVito the American singer and guitarist from The Four Seasons was born on the 19th June 1928.

1932 – José Sanchis Grau the Spanish author and illustrator was born on the 19th June 1932 (died 2011).

1937 ~ J. M. BARRiE the Scottish author died on the 19th June 1937 (born 9th May 1860). Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan.

1947 – Salman Rushdie the Indian author was born on the 19th June 1947.

1950 – Ann Wilson the American singer-songwriter from Heart was born on the 19th June 1950.

1953 – Larry Dunn the American keyboard player from Earth, Wind & Fire was born on the 19th June 1953.

1953 – Simon Wright the English drummer from AC/DC was born on the 19th June 1953.

1959 – Mark DeBarge the American singer-songwriter from DeBarge was born on the 19th June 1959.

1962 – Paula Abdul the American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress was born on the 19th June 1962.

1970 – Brian Welch the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Korn was born on the 19th June 1970.

1964 – Boris Johnson the American-English journalist, politician and as Mayor of London was born on the 19th June 1964.

1978 – Garfield made its debut on the 19th June 1978. Garfield is the holder of the Guinness World Record for the world’s most widely syndicated comic strip. YouTube video: Garfield the Movie

1983 – Macklemore the American rapper was born on the 19th June 1983.

2007Lockie 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… 

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