Aug 19 Aviation Day. Aug 19 1960 Francis Gary Powers convicted of spying by USSR (U-2 incident.) Powers later dies at the controls of the KNBC-TV helicopter in Los Angeles after running out of fuel returning from a fire. Aug 19 1888 The first beauty contest is held, in Spa, Belgium. The winner is an 18 year old girl from the West Indies. Aug 19 1826 Canada Co. chartered to colonize Upper Canada (Ontario.)
Aug 19 1965 Kyra Sedgwick, actress. Aug 19 1946 Bill Clinton, president from (1992-1996). Aug 19 1940 Jill St. John Aug 19 1931 Willie Shoemaker Aug 19 1871 Orville Wright, famed brother and aviator. Aug 19 1785 Seth Thomas, pioneer in mass production of clocks. Aug 19 1646 John Flamsteed, first astronomer royal of England.