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 This day in History - April 19
498 Historic Events for April 19
1959

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Dallas Civitan Golf Open

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1959

Uprising in La Paz Bolivia, fails

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1960

Comiskey Park's famed "exploding" scoreboard begins operating

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1960

64th Boston Marathon won by Paavo Kotila of Finland in 2:20:54

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1960

Baseball uniforms begin displaying player's names on their backs

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1960

Frank Viola, Hempstead NY, pitcher (Twins, Mets/Cy Young-1988)

Birth
1961

Richard Phelps, British pentathelete

Birth
1961

65th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:39

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1962

66th Boston Marathon won by Eino Oksanen of Finland in 2:23:48

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1962

NASA civilian pilot Joseph A Walker takes X-15 to 46,900m

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1962

Christa Teno, Tecumseh Ontario, LPGA golfer (1989 Mitsubishi-44th)

Birth
1962

Al Unser Jr, Indy-car racer (over 10 wins)

Birth
1963

"Hot Spot" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 43 performances

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1963

67th Boston Marathon won by Aurele Vandendriessche of Belg in 2:18:58

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1964

Mickey Wright wins LPGA Peach Blossom Golf Invitational

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1964

Rightist coup in Laos, Suvanna Phuma remains premier

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1964

Roger Sessions' opera "Montezuma," premieres in West-Berlin

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1964

Cyril Merry, cricketer (WI batsman in 2 Tests 1933), dies

Death
1964

Harris Barton, NFL tackle (SF 49ers)

Birth
1964

Scott Kamienicki, pitcher (NY Yankees)

Birth
1965

69th Boston Marathon won by Morio Shigematsu of Japan in 2:16:33

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1965

1st all news radio station (WINS 1010 AM in NYC) begins operating

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1965

T.A.M.I. Show premieres in London

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1965

At a cost of $20,000, the outer Astrodome ceiling is painted because of sun's glare, this causes the grass to die

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1965

Melita Rhn, Romania, horse vaulter (Olympic-bronze-1980)

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