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 This day in History - July 19
406 Historic Events for July 19
1952

15th modern Olympic games opens in Helsinki, Finland

Event
1952

"Paint Your Wagon" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 289 perfs

Event
1952

Alan Collins, rock guitarist (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Birth
1952

Dominic Muldowney, composer

Birth
1952

Howard Donald Saunders, Danbury Ct, murderer (FBI Most Wanted List)

Birth
1953

KIMA TV channel 29 in Yakima, WA (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1953

WAKR (now WAKC) TV channel 23 in Akron, OH (ABC) begins broadcasting

Event
1954

Jean Roger-Ducasse, composer, dies at 81

Death
1954

Kathleen Turner, actress (Accidental Tourist, Jewel of Nile)

Birth
1955

Balclutha ties up at Pier 43 and becomes a floating museum

Event
1955

Roger Binny, Indian cricket medium-pace all-rounder (early 80's)

Birth
1955

Koos [Jacobus J] Vorrink, Dutch soc-democrat (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), dies at 64

Death
1955

Yarkon Water Project opens to supply water to Negev desert in Israel

Event
1956

US refuse to lend Egypt money to build Aswan Dam

Event
1956

Peter Barton, Valley Stream LI, actor (Powers of Matthew Star)

Birth
1956

Great [Yoshiaki] Yatsu, wrestler (NJPW/WCCW/WWF)

Birth
1957

1st rocket with nuclear warhead fired, Yucca Flat, Nevada

Event
1957

Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Ital author (Kaputt), dies at 59

Death
1957

Cathy Reynolds, Kansas City MO, LPGA golfer (1981 Golden Lights)

Birth
1957

Don Bowden becomes 1st American to break 4 minute mile (3m58s7)

Event
1957

US performs nuclear Test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1958

Robert Earl Hughes, weighed 1,041 lbs (473 kg), dies at 32

Death
1958

Charly Gaul wins Tour de France

Event
1958

"Oh, Captain!" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 192 performances

Event
1959

Terri Treas, KC Kansas, actress (Hannah-7 Brides for 7 Brothers)

Birth