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 This day in History - October 19
373 Historic Events for October 19
1986

"Raggedy Ann" closes at Nederlander Theater NYC after 5 performances

Event
1986

"Flamenco Puro" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 40 perfs

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1986

USSR expels 5 US diplomats

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1987

Woody Woodward resigns as NY Yankee GM, Lou Piniella is named GM and Billy Martin is named NY Yankee manager for 5th and final time

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1987

US warships destroy 2 Iranian oil platforms in Persian Gulf

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1987

Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42

Death
1987

"Anything Goes" opens at Beaumont Theater NYC for 804 performances

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1987

"Black Monday"-Dow Jones down 508.32, 4« times previous record

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1987

Dow Jones Index drops 508.32 points (22%) (record)

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1988

Friedrich Weinreb, Polish/Neth theologist/economist, dies at 77

Death
1988

Senate passes bill curbing ads during children`s TV shows

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1988

S Afr anti-apartheid leader Sisulu wins $100,000 Human Rights prize

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1988

Roxette releases "Roxette Look Sharp!" album

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1988

Car bomb kills 7 Israelis, wounds 11 near Lebanon border

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1988

Britain bans broadcast interviews with IRA members

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1988

3 Americans win Nobel in physics; 3 W Germans win chemistry Nobel

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1989

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1989

"Dangerous Games" opens at Nederlander Theater NYC for 4 performances

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1989

Astor Piazzolla and Wm Finn's musical "Dangerous Games" premieres in NYC

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1990

HCA, Helsinki Citizens Assembly, forms in Prague

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1991

Lonnie Glieberman purchased Ottawa Rough Riders from CFL

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1991

Longest NCAA football game (3:52) as RI beats Maine 52-30 (6 OTs)

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1992

Gert Nastian, general and companion of Petra Kelly, found dead at 69

Death
1992

Maurice le Roux, French conductor/composer (Contes immoraux), dies

Death
1992

Cleavon Little, actor (Blazing Saddles), dies at 53

Death