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2019 (MMXIX) is the current year, and is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
2019 has been designated as International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by the United Nations General Assembly given that it coincides with the 150th anniversary of its creation by Dmitri Mendeleev in 1869.
- January 1
- All works published in 1923 except sound recordings (see 2022 scheduled events) enter the public domain in the United States, the first works to do so since the passage of the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.
- Jair Bolsonaro begins his four-year term as President of Brazil.
- Unmanned space probe New Horizons makes a close approach of the Kuiper belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69 at 05:33 UTC.
- Qatar withdraws from OPEC.
- Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Austria.
- January 3 – Chinese probe Chang'e 4 becomes the first human-made object to land on the far side of the Moon.
- January 5 – Bartholomew I of Constantinople issues a formal decree granting independence to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine from the Russian Orthodox Church.
- January 6 – Muhammad V of Kelantan abdicates the federal throne as the 15th monarch of Malaysia, making him the first Yang di-Pertuan Agong to do so.
- January 7 – A faction of the Armed Forces of Gabon announces a coup d'état. Gabon's government later declares that it has reasserted control.
- January 10 – Venezuela enters a constitutional crisis as Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly declare incumbent President Nicolás Maduro "illegitimate" and start the process of attempting to remove him.
- January 18 – Fuel thieves rupture a pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, killing at least 89 people and injuring 54 others.
- January 19 – A magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits Tongoy, Coquimbo Region in Chile, causing two deaths and as many as 200,000 people left without power. Despite its moderate magnitude, since it was an intraplate earthquake, it caused some serious damage in La Serena and nearby cities.
Predicted and scheduled events
- February 16 – Nigeria will hold a general election to vote for their parliament members and president.
- March 29 – The United Kingdom's membership in the European Union will cease in accordance with Article 50. Gibraltar will also leave the European Union with the UK.
- April 9 – Israel will elect its next parliament.
- April 17 – Indonesia will hold a general election. For the first time, the eligible voters will vote for representatives at all levels, governors, and president simultaneously.
- April 30 – Emperor Akihito of Japan will abdicate from his position; the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries.
- May 13 – The Philippines will hold a general election.
- May 14–18 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel.
- May 23–26 – The European Union will hold elections to the European Parliament.
- May 30 – July 14 – The 2019 Cricket World Cup is scheduled to be held in England and Wales, with matches at 10 venues in nine cities. The opening match and final will be in London, with the final at Lord's.
- June 7 – July 7 – The 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is scheduled to be held in France, with matches in nine cities. The opening match will be in Paris, and the final in the Lyon suburb of Décines-Charpieu.
- July 2 – A total solar eclipse will be visible from South America.
- July 20 – Afghanistan will hold an election to vote for their next president. This was rescheduled from April 20 to improve polling.
- July 26 – August 11 – The 2019 Pan American Games are scheduled to be held in Lima, Peru.
- September 20 – November 2 – The 2019 Rugby World Cup (rugby union) is scheduled to be held in Japan, with matches in 12 cities. The opening match will be in the Tokyo district of Chōfu, and the final in Yokohama.
- October 6 – 2019 Portuguese legislative election, for all 230 seats to the Assembly of the Republic.
- October 26 – Climbing Uluru will be permanently banned.
- November 5 – The 2019 United States elections will choose 3 state governors and various state and local officials.
- November 11 – Transit of Mercury occurs.
- December 26 – An annular solar eclipse will be visible from South Asia.
- The European Spallation Source is expected to go into operation in Lund, Sweden.
- The Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) is expected to complete the process of eliminating tariffs on sensitive products, thus establishing a single market throughout most of South America.
- The CHEOPS space telescope, whose mission is to study the formation of extra-solar planets, is expected to launch at the beginning of the year.
- The 2019 Indian general election will be held in April or May 2019, along with elections in six states/provinces. The dates will be announced by the Election Commission of India.
- SpaceX expects to perform suborbital hop tests of their Starship prototype.
- January 2
- Ramakant Achrekar, Indian cricket coach (b. 1932)
- Paulien van Deutekom, Dutch champion speed skater (b. 1981)
- Daryl Dragon, American musician (b. 1942)
- Bob Einstein, American actor and comedian (b. 1942)
- Geoffrey Langlands, British army officer and educator (b. 1917)
- Blake Nordstrom, American businessman (b. 1960)
- Gene Okerlund, American wrestling announcer (b. 1942)
- Darius Perkins, Australian actor (b. 1964)
- January 3
- January 4 – Harold Brown, 14th United States Secretary of Defense (b. 1927)
- January 5
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- January 10
- January 11 – Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician and academic (b. 1929)
- January 12
- January 13
- January 14 – Paweł Adamowicz, Polish politician (b. 1965)
- January 15 – Carol Channing, American actress (b. 1921)
- January 16
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- January 19
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- "Public Domain Day 2019". Center for the Study of the Public Domain. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
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- "Nación, día 3: Suman 89 las personas fallecidas por explosión de ducto en Tlahuelilpan". El Universal (in Spanish). 21 January 2019. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
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