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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1975

Astros hire Bill Virdon to replace Preston Gomez as manager

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1976

Jeno Kenessey, composer, dies at 70

Death
1976

Alastair Sim, actor (Christmas Carol, Green for Danger), dies at 75

Death
1976

Ken Wadsworth, cricketer (Exciting NZ keeper), dies of cancer at 29

Death
1976

Pres Gerald R Ford won Republican pres nomination at KC convention

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1977

USSR performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan USSR

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1977

Groucho Martin, NYC, comedian (Marx Bros), dies in LA at 86

Death
1978

422 die in an arson fire at a movie theater in Iran

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1979

"My Sharonna" by the Knack hits #1 (stays for 42 days)

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1979

Dorsey Burnette, rocker, dies at 46 of a heart attack

Death
1979

Soviet Cosmonauts Vladimir Lyakov and Valery Ryumin returned to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 after a record 175 days in space

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1979

Sally wins LPGA Barth Golf Classic Little

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1979

Crew of Soyuz 32 returns to Earth aboard Soyuz 34 aft 175 d flight

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1980

Willy Russell's "Educating Rita," premieres in London

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1980

Saudi Arabian Lockhead Tristar crashes on landing at Riyadh, 301 die

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1980

George Brett ends hitting streak at 30

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1981

Jessie Matthews, actress (Gangway, First a Girl), dies at 74

Death
1981

2 US Navy F-14 jet fighters shoot down 2 Soviet-built Libyan SU-22

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1982

Soyuz T-7 launched, Svetlana Savtiskaya 2nd woman in space

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1982

Renaldo Nehemiah of US sets record for 110 m hurdles, 12.93 sec

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1983

Dodgers trade Dave Stewart and Ricky Wright to Texas for Rick Honeycut

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1983

LSU footballer Billy Cannon sentenced to 5 yrs for counterfeiting

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1984

Republican convention in Houston nominates Ronald Reagan for pres

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1984

Sally Quinlan wins LPGA MasterCard Golf International Pro-Am

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1984

66th PGA Championship: Lee Trevino shoots a 273 at Shoal Creek Ala

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