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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1953

England regained cricket Ashes after winning series 1-0

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1954

Ralph J Bunche named undersecretary of UN

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1954

Alcide de Gasperi, Italian premier (1945..53), dies at 73

Death
1955

US raises import duty on bicycles 50%

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1955

Peter Gallagher, Armonk NY, actor (Player, Summer Lovers, Dreamchild)

Birth
1955

32.4 cm precipitation at Burlington, Connecticut (state record)

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1955

Hurricane Diane kills 200 and 1st billion $ damage storm (N.E. US)

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1955

WINS radio, announces it will not play "copy" white cover versions of RandB (DJs must play Fats Domino's "Ain't It A Shame," not Pat Boone's)

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1955

G‚za R‚v‚sz, Hungary/Dutch psychologist (Talent and genius), dies at 76

Death
1956

Adam Arkin, Bkln, actor (Busting Loose, Pearl, Northern Exposure)

Birth
1956

Cindy Nelson, US, skier (Olympic-bronze-1976)

Birth
1956

Fay Crocker wins LPGA St Louis Golf Open

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1957

NY Giants vote 8-1 to move their franchise to SF in 1958

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1957

US Major David Simons reaches 30,933m in a balloon

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1957

Darby Hinton, Santa Monica Calif, actor (Israel-Daniel Boone)

Birth
1957

Paul-Jan Bakker, cricketer (Hampshire and Netherlands pace bowler)

Birth
1958

Gary Gaetti, Centralia IL, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)

Birth
1958

Antonius "Toon" Verhey, violin cellist/conductor, dies at 63

Death
1958

NAACP Youth Council begin sit-ins at Oklahoma City Lunch counters

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1959

Steve Grimmett, heavy metal rocker

Birth
1959

Jacob Epstein, US/English sculptor/painter, dies at 78

Death
1959

Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)

Birth
1959

Satellite Discoverer 6 launched into polar orbit

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1959

Honolulu seeks a franchise in Continental League

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1959

Doctor X beats Wilber Snyder in Omaha, to become NWA wrestling champ

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