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- January 1 – Assuming that the copyright laws are not changed further, all works published in 1923 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.
- May 2 – Election for Scottish Parliament and Welsh Assembly.
- May 11 – John Walker Lindh will be released from prison, assuming good behavior and survival.
- July 1 – Romania takes over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
- December 26 – A Solar Eclipse is expected to happen and be visible in South Asia.
- The papers providing reason or reasons for the deportation of Gerald Haxton from Britain as an undesirable alien will be open to public view.
- Super computers are projected to reach 1 Exaflop.
- Completion of the North-south line of the Hong KongMTR.
- 2019 Rugby World Cup will be held in Japan, with some matches played in Hong Kong and Singapore, first time for the Rugby World Cup to be hosted in Asia.
- NASA plans to return to the moon on Orion 13 within this year.
Computer and video games
Games set in 2019:
- Out Run 2019 (1993)
- Blade Runner (1997)
- The House of the Dead III (2002)
- TimeSplitters 2 (2002) (the "Neotokyo" level)
- Metal Gear Acid 2 (2006)
- Crysis (2007)
- Crysis Warhead (2008)
Movies set in 2019:
- Blade Runner (1982), in November
- The New Barbarians aka. Warriors of the Wasteland (1982)
- 2019, After the Fall of New York (1983)
- Akira (1988)
- The Island (2005), on 19 July until 23 July
- Daybreakers (2010)
Television series set in 2019:
- Dark Angel (2000–2002): The main events of the series begin.
- Futurama ("The Honking", 2000): An automotive research lab creates Project Satan from the most evil parts of the most evil cars of all-time. Project Satan's first victim was the great robot actor Calculon (back when he was a robot arm), which got infected with a computer virus that turned him into a murderous automobile similar to a werewolf.
- Dollhouse ("Epitaph One", 2009): The events of this episode take place in a post-apocalyptic version of 2019.
- Thibodeau, Patrick (2008-06-10). "IBM breaks petaflop barrier". InfoWorld. http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/06/10/IBM_breaks_petaflop_barrier_1.html.