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 This day in History - April 19
498 Historic Events for April 19
1951

55th Boston Marathon won by Shigeki Tanaka of Japan in 2:27:45

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1952

56th Boston Marathon won by Doroteo Flores of Guatemala in 2:31:53

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1952

Adny Shernoff, rocker

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1953

Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Diego Golf Open

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1953

Sara Simeoni, Italy, high jumper (Olympic-gold-1980)

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1953

WAFB TV channel 9 in Baton Rouge, LA (CBS) begins broadcasting

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1954

58th Boston Marathon won by Veikko Karvonen of Finland in 2:20:39

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1954

Trevor Francis, British soccer manager

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1954

7-time winner of Boston Marathon, 65-year-old Clarence Demar, runs his last race at Boston finishing 78th

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1954

Joe Laurie Jr, comedian (Can You Top This?), dies at 61

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1955

59th Boston Marathon won by Hideo Hamamura of Japan in 2:18:22

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1956

US actress Grace Kelly marries Monaco's Prince Rainier III (in Church)

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1956

Sue Barker, England, tennis star

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1956

Lori West, Denver CO, LPGA golfer (1994 State Farm-5th)

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1956

1st ML baseball game in NJ, Dodgers beat Phils in Roosevelt Stadium

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1956

60th Boston Marathon won by Antti Viskari of Finland in 2:14:14

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1956

L‚on N H Jungschlaeger, head milt intelligence Neth-Indies, dies at 52

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1956

Lionel K P "Buster" Crabb, British diver (WW II), dies at 47

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1956

Ernst R Curtius, German literature historian, dies at 70

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1957

Belinda Lipscomb, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)

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1957

Johan W Albarda, 1st Dutch SDAP minister (1939-45), dies at 79

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1957

Charles Funk, Encylopediest (Funk and Wagnalls), dies at 76

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1957

Rod Morgenstern, rocker (Winger)

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1957

Bo[as] Watson, vocalist (Midnight Star-No Parking)

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1958

62nd Boston Marathon won by Franjo Mihalic of Yugoslavia in 2:25:54

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