July 19 in Pop Culture History
|July 19th is…
Raspberry Cake Day
Stick Out Your Tongue Day
Words With Friends Day
64 – Great Fire of Rome occurred, destroying half of the city. Contrary to rumors, Nero did not play the fiddle while it burned, but he did blame “the Christians.”
1553 – Lady Jane Grey was replaced by Mary I of England as Queen of England after only nine days on the throne.
1799 – Identified today, The Rosetta Stone, which was found July 19,1799, is now the most visited object in the British museum.
1845 – The last great fire (Great New York City Fire of 1845) to hit Manhattan began early in the morning and was subdued that afternoon. The fire killed 4 firefighters, 26 civilians, and destroyed 345 buildings.
1848 – A two-day Women’s Rights Convention opened in Seneca Falls, New York.
1952 – The Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XV Olympiad, were opened in Helsinki, Finland.
1975 – #1 Hit July 19, 1975 – July 25, 1975: Wings – Listen to What the Man Said
1980 – #1 Hit July 19, 1980 – August 1, 1980: Billy Joel – It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me
1985 – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (re-issue), Day of the Dead, The Legend of Billie Jean, Wetherby and The Man with One Red Shoe debuted in theaters.
1986 – #1 Hit July 19, 1986 – July 25, 1986: Genesis – Invisible Touch
1995 – Road Rules made its debut on MTV
1991 – Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey, Prisoners of the Sun and Dutch were released in theaters.
1996 – Tales From The Crypt TV series came to an end
1996 – Multiplicity, Kazaam, Fled, The Frighteners and Trainspotting debuted in theaters.
2002 – Stuart Little 2 and K-19: The Widowmaker were released in theaters.
2013 – The Conjuring, Red 2 and R.I.P.D. debuted in theaters.