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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 17 – A vehicle-bound suicide bomb attack in Bogotá, Colombia kills 21 people and injures 68 others.
- January 18 – Fuel thieves rupture a pipeline in Tlahuelilpan, Mexico, killing at least 124 people and injuring 22 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.
- January 23 – 2019 Venezuelan presidential crisis: thousands of people protest in favor of disputed interim President Juan Guaidó. Several people are killed, and President Maduro severs diplomatic ties with the United States.
- January 25 – A mine tailings dam breaks in the Brazilian city of Brumadinho, in the state of Minas Gerais. At least 134 people are killed, with almost 200 missing.
- January 27 - Two bombs at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, Philippines, kill at least 20 people and leave more than 100 others injured.
- January 28 – The U.S. Justice Department charges Chinese tech firm Huawei with multiple counts of fraud, raising U.S.–China tensions.
- February 1 – President Trump confirms that the U.S. will leave the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty of 1987. The next day, Russia follows suit with suspension of its obligations to the treaty.
- February 3 – Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, becoming the first pope to visit the Arabian Peninsula.
- February 5 – The Taliban kills at least 47 people in attacks while Afghan–Taliban peace talks are taking place in Moscow. 12 others are injured.
- February 12 – The Republic of Macedonia renames itself the Republic of North Macedonia, ending a decades-old dispute with Greece, paving the way for its integration into NATO and the European Union.
- February 13 – A vehicle-bound suicide bomb attack kills at least 27 Revolutionary Guards in southeastern Iran.
- February 14 – A vehicle-bound suicide bomb attack kills over 40 Indian military personnel. This is the deadliest attack in Kashmir in three decades.
Predicted and scheduled events
- February 23 – 2019 Nigerian general election, for the President; all 360 seats in the House of Representatives and all 110 seats in the Senate.
- February 27–28 – The 2019 North Korea–United States summit will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam. It will be the second summit between a United States President and the North Korean leader.
- March 29 – The United Kingdom's membership in the European Union is set to cease in accordance with Article 50. Gibraltar will also leave the European Union with the UK.
- April 9 – 2019 Israeli legislative election, for all 120 seats in the Knesset.
- April 17 – 2019 Indonesian general election, for the President; 575 seats in the People's Representative Council and 136 seats in the Regional Representative Council
- April 28 – 2019 Spanish general election, for all 350 seats in the Congress of Deputies and 208 (of the 266) seats in the Senate.
- April 30 – Emperor Akihito of Japan will abdicate from his position; the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries.
- May 13 – 2019 Philippine general election for all 297 seats in the House of Representatives and 12 seats in the Senate.
- 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. It will be the 58th solar eclipse from Saros cycle 127.
- July 20 – 2019 Afghan presidential election, for the 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 extrasolar planets, is expected to launch at the beginning of the year.
- The 2019 Indian general election will be held within April and May 2019, along with elections in six states. The exact dates will be announced by the Election Commission of India.
- SpaceX expects to perform suborbital hop tests of their Starship prototype.
- January 1
- 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)
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- January 14 – Paweł Adamowicz, Polish politician (b. 1965)
- January 15 – Carol Channing, American actress (b. 1921)
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- January 20 – Andrew G. Vajna, Hungarian-American film producer (b. 1944)
- January 21
- Kaye Ballard, American actress (b. 1925)
- Tibor Baranski, Hungarian-American educator (b. 1922)
- Maxine Brown, American country singer (b. 1931)
- Henri, Count of Paris, Head of the House of Orléans (b. 1933)
- Emiliano Sala, Argentine footballer (b. 1990)
- Harris Wofford, American politician and civil rights activist (b. 1926)
- January 22 – Andrew Fairlie, Scottish Chef (b. 1963)
- January 23
- Diana Athill, British literary editor, novelist and memoirist (b. 1917)
- Jonas Mekas, Lithuanian-born American filmmaker, poet, and artist (b. 1922)
- Hidekichi Miyazaki, Japanese athlete (b. 1910)
- Oliver Mtukudzi, Zimbabwean musician, businessman, and philanthropist (b. 1952)
- Aloysius Pang, Singaporean actor (b. 1990)
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- February 3
- Julie Adams, American actress (b. 1926)
- Detsl, Russian hip hop artist (b. 1983)
- Carmen Duncan, Australian actress and activist (b. 1942)
- Stephen Negoesco, Romanian-American soccer player and coach (b. 1925)
- Matti Nykänen, Finnish Olympic-winning ski jumper and singer (b. 1963)
- Kristoff St. John, American actor (b. 1966)
- February 4
- February 5 – Mel Tomlinson, American dancer and choreographer (b. 1954)
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- February 9
- Cadet, British rapper (b. 1990)
- Shelley Lubben, American author, activist, singer, and pornographic actress (b. 1968)
- Ron W. Miller, CEO of the Walt Disney Company (b. 1933)
- Maximilian Reinelt, German rower and doctor (b. 1988)
- Tomi Ungerer, French illustrator (b. 1931)
- Patricia Nell Warren, American novelist, poet, and journalist (b. 1936)
- Phil Western, Canadian musician (b. 1971)
- February 10
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- February 14 – Andrea Levy, English novelist (b. 1956)
- February 15 – Lee Radziwill, American socialite (b. 1933)
- February 16
- February 17 – Šaban Šaulić, Serbian singer (b. 1951)
- February 19
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