May 19 is the 139th day of the year. There are 226 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Sunday or Monday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Wednesday or Friday (56).
+ 1828 – U.S. President John Quincy Adams signs the Tariff of 1828 into law, protecting wool manufacturers in the United States.
+ 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".
+ 1986 – The Firearm Owners Protection Act is signed into law by U.S. President Ronald Reagan.
( Births )
+ 1795 – Johns Hopkins, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1873)
+ 1925 – Malcolm X, American minister and activist (d. 1965)
+ 1945 – Pete Townshend, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
+ 1948 – Grace Jones, Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
+ 1949 – Dusty Hill, American singer-songwriter and bass player