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 This day in History - May 15
459 Historic Events for May 15
1986

Theodore H White, US journalist (Making of Pres, Pulitzer), dies at 71

Death
1986

Argentine ex-president Galtieri sentenced to 12 years

Event
1987

1st Energiya Launch (USSR)

Event
1987

John Baur, museum director, dies at 78

Death
1987

Record archery score for a pair over 24 hrs, is set

Event
1987

Wynne Gibson, actor (Night After Night, Aggie Appleby), dies

Death
1988

Andrew Duggan, actor (Jigsaw, Firehouse), dies of cancer at 64

Death
1988

"Carrie" closes at Virginia Theater NYC after 5 performances

Event
1988

Greta Nissen, actress (Ambassador Bill), dies

Death
1988

"Gospel at Colonus" closes at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC after 61 perfs

Event
1988

Soviets begin withdrawal from Afghanistan

Event
1988

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

Event
1988

Moscow began withdrawing its 115,000 troops in Afghanistan

Event
1988

2nd American Comedy Award: Robin Williams and Tracey Ullman

Event
1989

Maxwell House coffee runs ads during "Roe vs Wade" movie despite threat of boycott by right-to-lifers

Event
1989

John Waldo Green, composer, dies at 80

Death
1989

Blue Jays fire manager Jimy Williams and replace him with Cito Gaston

Event
1989

Soviet Pres Gorbachev in Beijing for 1st Sino-Soviet summit in 30 yrs

Event
1989

"Chu Chem" closes at Ritz Theater NYC after 44 performances

Event
1989

US Basketball League cancels its summer schedule

Event
1990

Edmonton Oiler Klima beats Boston Bruins in 6th period

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1990

Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,822.45

Event
1990

"Portrait of Doctor Gachet" by Vincent Van Gogh sold for $825 million

Event
1990

"Cemetery Club" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 56 perfs

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1990

Mona Grudt, 19, of Norway, crowned 39th Miss Universe

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