August 19 in History
1957August 19, 1957:
Debbie Reynolds' version of the song entitled "Tammy" tops the charts in the United States. The track was originally recorded by American composer, Jay Livingston.
1969August 19, 1969:
English rock collective, The Beatles ends the recording of their hit song named "Here Comes The Sun". It would be included in their 11th album title “Abbey Road”.
1972August 19, 1972:
Late-night variety series dubbed “The Midnight Special” is broadcasted for the first time on the NBC network.
1973August 19, 1973:
1980August 19, 1980:
"The Breaks", a popular song by American rap superstar Kurtis Blow, is certified Gold. The single, which is part of his self-titled album, becomes the only rap song to achieve this feat.
- August 19, 1980:
"Educating Rita", a play written by English dramatist Willy Russell, is first performed in London. Julie Walters starred in this production.
1990August 19, 1990:
American composer, Leonard Bernstein, performs in his last musical concert. His most popular work is perhaps the Broadway production titled “West Side Story”.
1995August 19, 1995:
American boxer, Mike Tyson competes in the sport for the first time after serving a 3-year jail sentence.
2003August 19, 2003:
2016August 19, 2016:
Lou Pearlman, the man who masterminded the formation of the Backstreet Boys group, dies. He died at Texas’ Federal Correctional Institution where he was serving his 25-year jail term.