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 This day in History - January 19
374 Historic Events for January 19
1955

"Scrabble" debuts on board game market

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1956

Hoboken dedicates a plaque honoring achievements of Alexander Cartwright in organizing early baseball at Elysian Field

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1957

Mickael Virtue, rock keyboardist (UB40-Red Red Wine)

Birth
1957

Ottis "O J" Anderson, NFL running back (NY Giants)

Birth
1957

USSR performs atmospheric nuclear test

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1958

Canadian Football Council renamed Canadian Football League

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1960

Eisenhower and Premier Kishi sign US-Japanese Security pact

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1960

Alfrederick Joyner, E St Louis Ill, triple jumper (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1961

William Ragsdale, AK, actor (Fright Night, Mannequin 2, Smooth Talk)

Birth
1961

Paul McCrane, actor (Hotel New Hampshire, We're Fighting Back)

Birth
1961

1st episode for "Dick Van Dyke Show" is filmed

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1962

Snub Pollard, actor (Limelight, Arizona Days), dies of cancer at 72

Death
1962

Chris Sabo, Detroit MI, pitcher (Cin Reds, Baltimore Orioles)

Birth
1962

Anthony Edwards, Santa Barbara, actor (Mike Monroe-Northern Exposure)

Birth
1963

Caron Wheeler, English singer (Soul II Soul-Keep on Movin')

Birth
1963

Adele Peterson, LPGA golfer

Birth
1963

Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)

Birth
1964

AFL Pro Bowl: West beats East 27-24

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1964

KFME TV channel 13 in Fargo, ND (PBS) begins broadcasting

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1965

Frank Reicher, actor (King Kong, Nazi Agent, Son of Kong), dies at 89

Death
1965

Ricky Reynolds, NFL cornerback (NE Patriots)

Birth
1966

Ronnie Williams, NFL tight end (Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1966

Indira Gandhi elected India's 3rd prime minister

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1966

Neil Simons, Coleman and Fields' musical "Sweet Charity," premieres

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1966

Tippetts cantate "Vision of St Augustine," premieres in London

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