So you want to have a drink but you aren't sure why? Here are some GREAT reasons to call your friends over and have a party.
May 19th - holidays
  • Christian Feast Day Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day (Turkey, Northern Cyprus) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • Greek Genocide Remembrance Day (Greece) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • H? Chí Minh's Birthday (Vietnam) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • World Hepatitis Day (International) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
May 19th - events
  • 1991 - Croatians vote for independence in a referendum. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Mars probe program: Mars 2 is launched by the Soviet Union. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1962 - A birthday salute to U.S. President John F. Kennedy takes place at Madison Square Garden, New York City. The highlight is Marilyn Monroe's rendition of Happy Birthday. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Venera program: Venera 1 becomes the first man-made object to fly-by another planet by passing Venus (the probe had lost contact with Earth a month earlier and did not send back any data). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1950 - A barge containing munitions destined for Pakistan explodes in the harbor at South Amboy, New Jersey, devastating the city. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1943 - World War II: British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt set Monday, May 1, as the date for the Normandy landings ("D-Day"). It would later be delayed over a month due to bad weather. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - The Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union is established. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - The U.S. Congress passes the Emergency Quota Act establishing national quotas on immigration. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk lands at Samsun on the Anatolian Black Sea coast, initiating what is later termed the Turkish War of Independence. The anniversary of this event is also regarded as a date of remembrance for Pontic Greeks on the Greek genocide. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1864 - American Civil War: the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House ends. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1848 - Mexican-American War: Mexico ratifies the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo thus ending the war and ceding California, Nevada, Utah and parts of four other modern-day U.S. states to the United States for $15 million USD. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1828 - U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1802 - Napoleon Bonaparte founds the Légion d'Honneur. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1780 - New England's Dark Day: A combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover causes complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States at 10:30 A.M. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1749 - King George II of Great Britain grants the Ohio Company a charter of land around the forks of the Ohio River. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1649 - An Act of Parliament declaring England a Commonwealth is passed by the Long Parliament. England would be a republic for the next eleven years. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1643 - Thirty Years' War: French forces under the duc d'Enghien decisively defeat Spanish forces at the Battle of Rocroi, marking the symbolic end of Spain as a dominant land power. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1568 - Queen Elizabeth I of England orders the arrest of Mary, Queen of Scots. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1536 - Anne Boleyn, the second wife of Henry VIII of England, is beheaded for adultery, treason, and incest. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1535 - French explorer Jacques Cartier sets sail on his second voyage to North America with three ships, 110 men, and Chief Donnacona's two sons (whom Cartier had kidnapped during his first voyage). Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1499 - Catherine of Aragon, is married by proxy to Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales. Catherine is 13 and Arthur is 12. Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
May 19th - births
  • 1991 - Jordan Pruitt, American singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1988 - Lily Cole, English model and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - David Edgar, Canadian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1987 - Mariano Torres, Argentine footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Mario Chalmers, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1986 - Eric Lloyd, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1985 - Chris Loudon, Scottish darts player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1984 - Marcedes Lewis, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Eve Angel, Hungarian pornographic actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1983 - Jessica Fox, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Kevin Amankwaah, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1982 - Pĺl Steffen Andresen, Norwegian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Bong Tae-gyu, South Korean actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Luciano Figueroa, Argentine footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Georges St. Pierre, Canadian mixed martial artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1981 - Michael Leighton, Canadian hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Drew Fuller, American actor and model Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1980 - Tony Hackworth, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Andrea Pirlo, Italian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Diego Forlán, Uruguayan footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1979 - Barbara Nedeljakova, Slovak actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Marcus Bent, English footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1978 - Kim Zolciak, American reality show star and singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Manuel Almunia, Spanish footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Brandon Inge, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Natalia Oreiro, Uruguayan singer and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1977 - Kelly Sheridan, Canadian voice actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Ed Cota, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1976 - Kevin Garnett, American basketball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Masanobu Ando, Japanese actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Jonas Renkse, Swedish musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - London Fletcher, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Delma Gonçalves, Brazilian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1975 - Josh Paul, American baseball player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1974 - Andrew Johns, Australian rugby league footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Jenny Berggren, Swedish singer (Ace of Base) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1972 - Claudia Karvan, Australian actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Ross Katz, American film producer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1971 - Psicosis, Mexican professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Choi Kyung-Ju, South Korean golfer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Mario Dumont, Canadian politician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1970 - Jason Gray-Stanford, Canadian actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1968 - Kyle Eastwood, American jazz musician Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1967 - Massimo Taccon, Italian painter and sculptor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Marc Bureau, Canadian ice hockey player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Sophia Crawford, English actress and martial artist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Jodi Picoult, American writer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1966 - Polly Walker, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Boris, French singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Cecilia Bolocco, Chilean television presenter and 1987 Miss Universe Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1965 - Maile Flanagan, American actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Miloslav Me?í?, Slovakian tennis player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Sean Whalen, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1964 - Lawrence Ng, Hong Kong actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Filippo Galli, Italian footballer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1963 - Yazz, English singer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1961 - Gregory Poirier, American screenwriter and director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1959 - Nicole Brown Simpson, American murder victim (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1957 - Bill Laimbeer, American basketball player and coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1956 - Steven Ford, American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1955 - James Gosling, Canadian computer programmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1954 - Phil Rudd, Australian drummer (AC/DC) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Shavarsh Karapetyan, Armenian finswimmer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Dawud M. Mu'Min, American convicted murderer (d. 1997) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1953 - Victoria Wood, English comedian and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1952 - Bert van Marwijk, Dutch footballer and coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Joey Ramone, American vocalist and songwriter (The Ramones) (d. 2001) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1951 - Dick Slater, American professional wrestler Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Dusty Hill, American singer and bassist (ZZ Top) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1949 - Archie Manning, American football player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1948 - Grace Jones, Jamaican singer and actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Michele Placido, Italian actor and director Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - Paul Brady, Northern Ireland singer/songwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1947 - David Helfgott, Australian pianist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1946 - Claude Leličvre, Belgian commissioner for children's rights Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1945 - Pete Townshend, English guitarist (The Who) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1944 - Peter Mayhew, British-American actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Gary Kildall, American computer programmer (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1942 - Robert Kilroy-Silk, British politician and television presenter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Bobby Burgess, American dancer, singer and one of Walt Disney's original "Mouseketeers" Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1941 - Nora Ephron, American screenwriter Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Jan Janssen, Dutch cyclist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1940 - Mickey Newbury, American musician (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Livio Berruti, Italian athlete Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - James Fox, English actor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Nancy Kwan, Hong Kong actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1939 - Dick Scobee, American astronaut (d. 1986) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Madge Hindle, English actress Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1938 - Moisés da Costa Amaral, East Timorese leader (d. 1989) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1937 - Pat Roach, English actor and wrestler (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1935 - David Hartman, American actor and television personality Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Jim Lehrer, American television journalist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Ruskin Bond, Indian author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1934 - Bill Fitch, American basketball head coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Alma Cogan, English singer (d. 1966) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Paul Erdman, American economist and author (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1932 - Claude Blanchard, French Canadian comedian and actor (d. 2006) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Eric Tappy, Swiss tenor Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1931 - Bob Anderson, British racing driver (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1930 - Lorraine Hansberry, American playwright (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1929 - John Stroger, American politician (d. 2008) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Colin Chapman, British car designer, founder of Lotus Cars (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1928 - Dolph Schayes, American basketball player and coach Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Swami Kriyananda, Indian teacher and author Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1926 - Peter Zadek, German theatre director (d. 2009) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Malcolm X, American civil rights activist (d. 1965) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Pol Pot, Cambodian dictator (d. 1998) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1925 - Guy Provost, French Canadian actor (d. 2004) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1924 - Sandy Wilson, British composer Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1922 - Joe Gilmore, Irish barman and cocktail creator, the longest running Head Barman at The Savoy Hotel's American Bar Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Yuri Kochiyama, American civil rights activist Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Karel van het Reve, Dutch writer (d. 1999) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1921 - Daniel Gélin, French actor (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1919 - Mitja Ribi?i?, Slovenian Communist politician, Prime Minister of Yugoslavia Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1918 - Abraham Pais, Dutch-born American physicist (d. 2000) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Max Perutz, Austrian-born British molecular biologist, Nobel laureate (d. 2002) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Go Seigen, Japanese Go player Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1914 - Alex Shibicky, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Alan Melville, South African cricketer, Wisden COY 1948, (d. 1983) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1910 - Nathuram Godse, Indian assassin of Mahatma Gandhi (d. 1949) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1909 - Sir Nicholas Winton, British wartime humanitarian Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Percy Williams, Canadian athlete (d. 1982) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1908 - Merriam Modell, American author (d. 1994) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1906 - Bruce Bennett, American athlete and actor (d. 2007) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1898 - Julius Evola, Italian far-right philosopher and esotericist (d. 1974) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1897 - Frank Luke, American World War I pilot (d. 1918) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1891 - Oswald Boelcke, German World War I pilot (d. 1916) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1890 - H? Chí Minh, Vietnamese leader (d. 1969) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1882 - Mohammed Mosaddeq, Prime Minister of Iran (d. 1967) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1881 - Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, 1st President of Turkey (d. 1938) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1880 - Sir Albert Richardson, English architect (d. 1964) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1879 - Nancy Astor, Viscountess Astor, American-born British politician, the first woman to sit as an MP in the House of Commons (d. 1964) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1874 - Gilbert Laird Jessop, English cricketer (d. 1955) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1871 - Walter Russell, American polymath (d. 1963) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1870 - Albert Fish, American serial killer (d. 1936) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1861 - Dame Nellie Melba, Australian opera singer (d. 1931) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1827 - Paul-Armand Challemel-Lacour, French statesman (d. 1896) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1797 - Maria Isabel of Portugal, Queen of Spain (d. 1818) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1795 - Johns Hopkins, American philanthropist (d. 1873) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1773 - Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1762 - Johann Gottlieb Fichte, German philosopher (d. 1814) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1744 - Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, German-born wife of King George III of the United Kingdom (d. 1818) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1724 - Augustus Hervey, 3rd Earl of Bristol, British admiral and politician (d. 1779) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1700 - José de Escandón, Spanish colonial governor (d. 1770) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook
  • 1593 - Jacob Jordaens, Flemish painter (d. 1678) Vote for this event to raise it's importance! Post this Event to Facebook

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