April 19, 1925 - Hugh O'Brien, American actor

April 19, 1935 - Dudley Moore, Comedy actor & TV star, Partner of Peter Cook

April 19, 1900 - Richard Hughes, Novelist

April 19, 1933 - Jayne Mansfield, American actress

April 19, 1947 - Trevor Francis, English footballer & manager

April 19, 1946 - Tim Curry, Actor

April 19, 1956 - Sue Barker, Tennis player and broadcaster

April 19, 1995 - A massive bomb explosion destroyed much of a federal building in Oklahoma City, USA

April 19, 1972 - Bangladesh joined the Commonwealth

April 19, 1956 - Film star Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco

April 19, 1951 - The first 'Miss World' contest was held in London, as part of the Festival of Britain

April 19, 1882 - Charles Darwin, the developer of the theory of evolution, died

April 19, 1775 - The American War of Independence, against the British, began

April 19, 1587 - English captain Francis Drake sank the Spanish fleet in Cadiz harbour

April 19, 1971 - The Soviet Union launched the first manned spacelab, Salyut 1