September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). There are 103 days remaining.
- 1881: James Garfield (20th U.S. President, died from infection from bullet lodged in his back from July 2nd shooting of that year.)
- 1952 The US bars Charlie Chaplin from reentering the country after a trip to England with his wife and four children to promote his film Limelight. Attorney General McGranery orders his re-entry permit revoked until such time as Chaplin could pass tests to prove he had sound moral character is not a subversive. Chaplin declines the opportunity and moves to Vevey, Switzerland.