April 19

April 19 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on April 19, include:

  • Bicycle Day
  • Blue & Green Day - April 19, 2024 (Third Friday in April)
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Action Day 
  • Dutch-American Friendship Day 
  • Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. - April 19, 2024 (Four Days Before Passover)
  • Garlic Day 
  • Humorous Day 
  • John Parker Day 
  • National Amaretto Day 
  • National Hanging Out Day 
  • National Poker Day 
  • Oklahoma City Bombing Commemoration Day 
  • Pet Owners Day 
  • Rice Ball Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include April 19, are:

  • Astronomy Week (Spring) - April 14-20, 2024
  • California Native Plant Week - April 13-20, 2024 
  • Cleaning for a Reason Week - April 18-24
  • Consumer Awareness Week - April 18-23
  • Health Information Professionals Week - April 18-24, 2024 
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Animal Control Officer Appreciation Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week in April)
  • National Dance Week - April 19-28, 2024 
  • National Green Week - February 4 - April 30, 2024 (Start First Full Week in February to April 30)
  • National Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2024
  • National Osteopathic Medicine Week - April 18-24, 2024
  • National Pet ID Week - April 17-23, 2024
  • National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Student Employment Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Second Full Week of April)
  • National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week - April 15-19, 2024
  • Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week - April 16-22, 2024
  • Orthodox Lent - Begins on Ash Wednesday - March 18, 2024 - May 4, 2024 (Begins on Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday)
  • Pan American Week - April 14-20, 2024 (Week that includes April 14th)
  • Police Officers Who Gave Their Lives in the Line of Duty Week - April 18-23
  • Undergraduate Research Week - April 15-19, 2024 (Different Universities have slightly different dates) 

2024 Monthly Holidays that include April 19, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our April Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of April.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

World Festivals and Events
(Date Order)

  • Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival - Weekend One = April 12-14, 2024 and Weekend Two = April 19-21, 2024
  • Texas Sandfest - April 19-21, 2024 in Port Aransas, Texas is one of the largest sand sculpture competitions in the world!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for April 19 is Aries.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month for April are:

  • Daisy - signifies innocence, loyal love, and purity
  • Sweet Pea - signify blissful pleasure, but are also used to say good-bye.


The Birthstone(s) for April is the diamond, a symbol of enduring love.

Famous Birthdays

  • 1930 - Dick Sargent, American actor (Bewitched) (d. 1994)
  • 1933 - Jayne Mansfield, American model and actress (d. 1967)
  • 1935 - Dudley Moore, English actor and comedian (10, Arthur) (d. 2002)
  • 1946 - Tim Curry, English actor (The Rocky Horror Picture Show)
  • 1968 - Ashley Judd, American actress and activist
  • 1979 - Kate Hudson, American actress (Almost Famous)
  • 1981 - Hayden Christensen, Canadian-American actor (Star Wars: Episode II and III)
  • 1987 - Maria Sharapova, Russian tennis player

Famous Deaths

  • 1989 - Daphne du Maurier, English novelist (Rebecca, The Jamaican Inn) (b. 1907)
  • 2007 - Helen Walton, American businesswoman (Wal-Mart) (b. 1919)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1956 - Grace Kelly, U.S. actress marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III
  • 1997 - Andre Agassi, tennis champion, marries Brooke Shields, model and actress
  • 1997 - Chris O'Donnell, actor (NCIS: Los Angeles) marries Caroline Fentress, his high school sweetheart
  • 2008 - Eli Manning, New York Giants NFL quarterback, marries Abby McGrew

Quote of the Day

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
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Hitting a weight loss plateau in the world of dieting is a given, for mathematical reasons! It’s common and going to happen, yet we are surprised when it happens to us! Gaining an understanding of why this will happen to you, can help you to work through the lifestyle solutions you need to succeed, and continue your weight loss to your goal weight.

Find out what causes a weight loss plateau and tips to break through them from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits! (link goes to her website!)

This Day in History

  • 1770 - Captain James Cook sights the eastern coast of Australia
  • 1775 - The American Revolutionary War begins with an American victory in Concord
  • 1948 - Burma joins the United Nations
  • 1971 - The first space station Salyut 1 is launched
  • 1971 - Charles manson is sentenced to death in the Tate-LaBianca murders. His sentence was later commuted to life imprisonment
  • 1984 - Advance Australia Fair is chosen as Australia's national anthem
  • 1987 - The Simpsons first appear on The Tracey Ullman Show
  • 1989 - 47 sailors are killed after a gun turret on the USS Iowa explodes
  • 1993 - In Waco, Texas, 81 people die after a fire breaks out in the Branch Davidian building during the 51-day FBI siege.
  • 1995 - The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City is bombed, killing 168
  • 2013 - Tamerland Tsarnaev one of the two Boston Marathon bombing suspects is killed in a shootout with police.

This Day in Music

  • 1967 - The Beatles sign a contract to stay together for 10 years
  • 1978 - Because the Night is released by Patti Smith
  • 1986 - Prince has two songs that he wrote in the top ten at the same time. The songs were Kiss by Prince and the Revolution and Manic Monday by The Bangles
  • 1991 - Time, Love and Tenderness is released by Michael Bolton - shown below

This Day in Sports

  • 1966 - Roberta Bignay is the first woman to ever run the Boston Marathon
  • 1974 - Al Bumbry of the Oriole's hits an inside the park HR against the NY Yankees
  • 1986 - Michael Spinks earns the heavyweight boxing title by beating Larry Holmes in 15 rounds
  • 1987 - Gregory Robertsons saves an unconscious skydiver by doing a 200-mph free fall
  • 1991 - Evander Holyfield earns the heavyweight boxing title by beating George Forman in 12 rounds

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Debauch (verb)

1. (transitive) To morally corrupt (someone); to seduce.
2. (transitive) To debase (something); to lower the value of (something).

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