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 This day in History - May 19
369 Historic Events for May 19
1968

20th Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Mission Impossible and Barbara Bain

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1969

Coleman Hawkins, US jazz musician/composer, dies

Death
1969

Cecile Ulbrich Tucker, Warren Maine, rower (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

David Wharton, Warminster PA, US Olympic swimmer (Olympic-silver-88)

Birth
1969

Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Phila 76ers)

Birth
1969

Kevin Scott, WLAF cornerback (Scotland Claymores)

Birth
1971

Ogden Nash, poet/TV panelist (Masquerade Party), dies at 68

Death
1971

Bernard Wagenaar, Neth/US composer, dies at 76

Death
1971

Darryl Morrison, NFL safety (Washington Redskins)

Birth
1971

USSR launches Mars 2, 1st spacecraft to crash land on Mars

Event
1971

Lori Ann Mundt, Yorkton Saskatchawan, volleyball player (Olympics-96)

Birth
1972

Ronald Williams, CFL running back (Winnipeg Blue Bombers)

Birth
1972

Willie Brown, NFL/WLAF linebacker (Seattle Seahawks. Rhein Fire)

Birth
1972

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1972

WMAV TV channel 18 in Oxford, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1973

Andreas Johansson, Hofors SWE, NHL forward (Pitts, NY Islanders)

Birth
1973

"Daisy" A Day by Jud Strunk hits #14

Event
1973

"Smith" opens at Eden Theater NYC for 17 performances

Event
1973

99th Preakness: Ron Turcotte aboard Secretariat wins in 1:54.4

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1974

Stanley Cup: Phila Flyers beat Boston Bruins, 4 games to 2

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1974

Valeri Giscard d'Estaing wins French presidential election

Event
1974

Joanne Carner Golf Invitational wins LPGA Bluegrass

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1975

Farm truck packed with wedding party struck by a train, killing 66 in truck, 40 miles south of Poona, India

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1975

27th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake and Jean Marsh

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1975

Junko Tabei is 1st woman to climb to the top of Mount Everest

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