2019 (MMXIX)

2019 (MMXIX)

will be 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 was designated as International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements by the United Nations General Assembly.

Predicted and scheduled events

January 1

Assuming that the copyright laws are not changed further, all works published in 1923, except for sound recordings (see 2022 scheduled events), will enter the public domain in the U.S., the first works to do so since the passage of the 1998 Sonny Bono Copyright Term Extension Act.

Unmanned spaceprobe New Horizons will make a close approach of the Kuiper belt object (KBO) 2014 MU69 on this date.

February 16 – Nigerians will vote to choose their next 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 17 – Indonesia will hold its 12th general election. For the first time, the eligible voters will choose their representatives in all levels, governors, and president simultaneously.

April 20 – Afghans will vote to choose their next president.

April 30 – Emperor Akihito of Japan will abdicate from his position; the first abdication by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries.

May 14–18 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is scheduled to take place in Tel Aviv, Israel.

May 23–26 – European Parliament election.

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 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 26 – Climbing Uluru will be permanently banned.

December 26 – An annular solar eclipse will be visible from South Asia.

Date unknown

The European Spallation Source is expected to go into operation in Lund, Sweden.

British troops will leave Germany, having been stationed there since World War II.

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.

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