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 This day in History - August 19
368 Historic Events for August 19
1984

Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chevrolet World Championship of Women's Golf

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1985

Japan launches its 2nd probe of Halley's Comet, Suisei

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1986

Hermione Baddeley, actress (Camp Runamuck, Maude), dies at 79

Death
1986

Lorenzo Tucker, actor (Black King), dies

Death
1986

Car bomb kills 20 in Tehran Iran

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1986

Jacob A W Burger, chairman (Dutch soc-dem party), dies at 81

Death
1987

Hayden Rorke, Brooklyn, actor (I Dream of Jeannie, Night Walker), dies

Death
1988

Iran-Iraq begin a cease-fire in their 8-year-old war (11 PM EDT)

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1988

NY Rangers sign ex-Canadien great Guy LaFluer

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1988

Muang Muang succeeds Gen Sein Lwin as pres of Burma

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1989

Tadeusz Mazowiecki, elected 1st non-communist president of Poland

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1990

Betsy King wins LPGA JAL Big Apple Golf Classic

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1990

NY Yankee Kevin Mass is quickest to reach 14 HRs (approx 128 at bat)

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1990

Dodger Jose Offerman hits HR in his 1st at bat

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1990

Ben Rutgers Van de Loeff-Basenau, children's book writer, dies at 80

Death
1991

Janel Bishop, 17, of New Hampshire, crowned 9th Miss Teen USA

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1991

-20] Hurricane Bob hits US

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1991

Janajev and KGB coup in Russia deposes Mikhail Gorbachev

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1992

Feliks Arons, Dutch director/actor (A Bridge Too Far), dies at 48

Death
1992

Sri Lanka make their highest cricket score ever 8-547 v Australia

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1992

Romesh Kaluwitharana scores 132 on Test Cricket debut (SL v Australia)

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1993

Jean King, actress (Night Hasa a Thousand Eyes), dies at 76

Death
1993

Lucinda Ballard, US costume designer/wife of Howard Dietz, dies at 90

Death
1993

George Tiller, abortion doctor, shot in his arms by Rachelle Shannon

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1993

34th Walker Cup: US, 19-5

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