Berlin (dpa) - The current calendar sheet for October 19, 2019:

42nd calendar week, 292nd day of the year

73 days left until the end of the year

Zodiac sign: Libra

Nameday: Isaac, Jean, Paul


2018 - The European Court of Justice in Strasbourg prohibits the compulsory retirement of judges in Poland. On 21 November, the Polish parliament allowed her return to the Supreme Court.

2009 - The insolvent mail order source should be processed after a notification of the insolvency administrator. The sales efforts were unsuccessful, there was no alternative.

1994 - The Federal Cabinet decides to extend territorial waters from the current three to twelve nautical miles as of 1 January 1995. The main objective is to strengthen environmental protection in the German coastal area.

1972 - The German writer Heinrich Böll is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.

1951 - The US Congress in Washington declares the state of war between the USA and Germany over.

1949 - In Cologne, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) is founded as a leading association of industry.

1856 - The Sultanate of Zanzibar is founded after the death of Said bin Sultan. His son Majid Bin Said becomes the first Sultan of Zanzibar. Zanzibar had previously belonged to the Sultanate of Oman.

1466 - In the Second Peace of Thorn, the Teutonic Order is forced to surrender territories to the King of Poland. 439 - The Vandals conquer Carthage after a decade-long battle, dominating the western Mediterranean.


1969 - Trey Parker (50), American actor, screenwriter, producer and director, inventor of the US animated series "South Park" (with Matt Stone)

1969 - Dieter Thoma (50), German ski jumper, winner of the Four Hills Tournament 1990, ski flying world champion 1990, team Olympic champion 1994, team world champion 1999

1964 - Agnès Jaoui (55), French actress, scriptwriter and director («Look at me!», «Life is a chanson»)

1944 - Jakob Kellenberger (75), Swiss official, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) 2000-2012

1934 - Eva-Maria Hagen (85), German singer («Wolf songs»), actress and author, expatriated in 1977 by the GDR


1999 - Nathalie Sarraute, French writer («Portrait of a stranger»), born. 1900

1943 - Camille Claudel, French sculptor («The Waltz»), born. 1864