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 This day in History - May 19
369 Historic Events for May 19
1987

1st American Comedy Award

Event
1987

Alice B[radley] Sheldon, sci-fi author (Byte Beautiful), dies at 71

Death
1988

Virginia Farmer, actresss (Cyrano de Bergerac), dies at 90

Death
1988

Carlos Lehder Rivas, of Colombia's Medellin drug cartel, is convicted in Florida for smuggling more than 3 tons of cocaine into US

Event
1988

Red Sox retire Bobby Doerr's #1

Event
1989

Dow Jones Avg passes 2,500 mark for 1st time, closes at 2,501.1

Event
1989

Able J Herzberg, Russ/Neth lawyer (Eichmann in Jerusalem), dies

Death
1989

E Galg¢czi, writer, dies

Death
1989

Robert Webber, actor (Alex-Moonlighting), dies of ALS at 64

Death
1989

Sue Ellen (Linda Gray) last appearance on Dallas

Event
1990

116th Preakness: Pat Day aboard Summer Squall wins in 1:53.6

Event
1990

General Elvis, TV Drama last airs on ABC

Event
1991

Douglas L Mays, cartoonist (Punch), dies

Death
1991

Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Centel Senior Golf Challenge

Event
1991

"Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story" closes at Shubert NYC after 225 perfs

Event
1991

Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

Event
1991

Willy T Ribbs becomes 1st black driver to make Indianapolis 500

Event
1991

Rini Otte, Dutch actress (Ergens in Nederland), dies at 74

Death
1992

VP Dan Quayle sites Murphy Brown as a poor example of family values

Event
1992

27th Amendment ratified, prohibits Congress from raising its salary

Event
1992

Ric Flair wins NWA wrestling title

Event
1992

Amy Fisher shoots Mary Jo Buttafuoco in Massapequa LI

Event
1992

Englishman Dave Gauder, 224 lbs, pulls 196 ton jumbo jet, 3 inches

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1993

Dow Jones closes above 3,500 for 1st time (3,500.03)

Event
1993

Boeing 727 crashes into mountain at Medell¡n Colombia, kills 132

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