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 This day in History - May 9
412 Historic Events for May 9
1989

VP Quayle say in United Negro College Fund speech: "What a waste it is to lose one's mind" instead of "a mind is terrible thing to waste"

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1989

Keith Whitley, country singer (Don't Close Your Eyes), dies at 33

Death
1989

Paul J Steenbergen, actor (Ciske de Rat), dies at 82

Death
1989

Journalist petition Chinese govt for freedom of press

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1990

Sampdoria wins 30th Europe Cup II

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1990

NY Newsday reporter Jimmy Breslin suspended for a racial slur

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1990

Luigi Nono, Ital composer (Intolleranza), dies at 66

Death
1990

Pauline Frederick, 1st women to moderate Pres debate, dies at 84

Death
1991

Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman III, Whats Up Nurse), dies at 72

Death
1991

Rudolf Serkin, Bohemian/US pianist, dies

Death
1991

Italian actress Laura Antonelli found guilty of cocaine possession

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1991

James L Reinsch, media-advisor (Roosevelt/Churchill/Kennedy), dies

Death
1991

Michael Landon appears on Tonight Show to talk about his cancer

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1992

America Cup finals begin in San Diego

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1992

Final episode of "Golden Girls" airs on NBC-TV

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1992

Mike Tyrell [Red Baron], British air acrobat, dies in an accident

Death
1992

Michelle McLean, 19, of Namibia, crowned 41st Miss Universe

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1993

Mary Duncan Sanford, dies at 98

Death
1993

Mustapha Matura's "Playboy of West Indies," premieres in NYC

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1993

Penelope Gilliatt [Conner], British author

Death
1993

"Ain't Broadway Grand" closes at Lunt-Fontanne NYC after 25 perfs

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1993

"Song of Jacob Zulu" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 53 perfs

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1993

Freya Stark, English author (Sunday Bloody Sunday), dies at 61

Death
1993

Paraguay holds its 1st pres and parliamentary elections in 50 years

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1993

Meg Mallon wins LPGA Sara Lee Golf Classic

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