April 19 is the 109th day of the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years).
1241 - The Battle of Legnica, a battle between the Mongols and the European Union, begins.
1587 - The British navy, commanded by Admiral Francis Drake, defeats the invincible fleet at Cadiz, Spain.
1775 - The Battle of Lexington, the first battle of the American Revolutionary War, takes place.
1948 - Myanmar joins the United Nations.
1960 - 4.19 Revolution takes place in Korea.
1989 - The barrel of the US Navy battleship BB-61 Iowa explodes, killing 47 sailors.
A fire broke out at Nonsan Mental Hospital.
After a 51-day standoff between federal police and the Davidic Bridge in Waco, Texas, a fire broke out in a building occupied by the Davidic sect, killing 86 people, including four ATF personnel.
1995 - Oklahoma bombing takes place.
1999 - The German Bundestag returns to Berlin.
2004 - Kim Jong-pil resigns as president of the Liberal Democratic Union and announces his retirement from politics.
2005 - Pope Benedict XVI is seated.
1964 - The first sports car, the Ford Mustang, is introduced.
2007 - Cho Woong-cheon made 700 appearances for the first time in professional baseball.
2008 - Korea's first astronaut Lee So-yeon returned to Earth.
2011 - Apink, a South Korean girl group, debuted.
2014 - Can't Stop Changu in Japan Theatrical Version: Gachinko! The Robot Dad of Counterattack was released.
2018 - Swaziland changed its name to Eswatini.
1688 – Vasily Tashshev, Russian writer (d.
1793 – Ferdinand I, Emperor of the Austrian Empire (b.
1889 – Otto Georg Tyrac, a German jurist (d.
1946 – Tim Curry, British actor (b.
1947 – Murray Peria, an American pianist (d.
1966 – Nam-Jung Park, a South Korean singer.
1967 – Kim Deok-hyun, a South Korean actor.
1968 – Asako Takakura, a Japanese football player and current football manager.
Mexican Latin pop singer Luis Miguel
Lee Sang-heon, South Korean voice actor
1971 – Hee-yeol Yoo, a South Korean singer-songwriter.
1972 – Rivaldo, Brazilian footballer.
1973 – Choi Young-ah, South Korean announcer (b.
Hu In-jeong, South Korean volleyball player.
Lee Ye-rin, South Korean singer
Argentine football player Gabriel Heinse.
American actor James Franco.
Gil-gun is a South Korean singer.
American actress Kate Hudson.
Son Jeong-seong is a South Korean voice actor.
1981 – Hayden Christensen, Canadian actor (b.
1983 – Lee Woo-seon, South Korean baseball player (b.
1984 – Lee Da-hae, a South Korean actress.
Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova.
British explorer James Hooper.
British football player Joe Hart.
1988 – Haruna Kojima (AKB48), Japanese singer and actress.
Korean football player and midfielder Hankook Young
Im Soo-hyang, a South Korean actress.
B.A.P Himchan is a South Korean singer.
1994 – T-ara Arum, a South Korean singer (b.
1998 - Love Live Nishikino Maki (b.
1054 - Pope Leo IX, 152nd Pope.
1390 – Robert II, King of Scotland.
1446 - Queen Soheon, the queen of King Sejong.
1578 – Kenshin Uesugi, a Japanese general during the Sengoku period.
1598 – Yoshikata Rokkaku, a Japanese general during the Sengoku period.
1604 – Yoshitaka Kuroda, a Japanese general during the Sengoku period.
1768 – Canaletto, Italian painter (d.
1824 – George Gordon Byron, English poet (b.
1881 – Benjamin Disraeli, British statesman and writer (b.
1882 – Charles Darwin, British biologist (d.
1906 – Pierre Curie, French physicist and Nobel laureate (b.
1946 – Rikichi Ando, a Japanese imperial soldier (b.
1983 – Yezi Anzeyevsky, Polish writer (b.
1988 - Korea's German