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Notable Historical Events for May 19th

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

1506Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1982Sophia Loren jailed in Naples for tax evasion

1984"King Of Suede" by Weird Al Yankovic hits #62

1980Ringo & Barbara Bach are involved in a car crash

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1962Stan Musial breaks Honus Wagner's NL hit record with 3,431

197527th Emmy Awards: Mary Tyler Moore Show, Robert Blake & Jean Marsh win

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

May 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 19th

1928Dolph Schayes, New York City New York, American basketball Hall of Famer (Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers)

1918Florence Chadwick, San Diego, swimmer (1st to swim English Channel both ways), (d. 1995)

1925Malcolm X, [Little], [Detroit Red], Omaha Nebraska, human rights activist and founder of the Black Muslims

1945Peter Townshend, England, rock guitarist/vocalist/composer (The Who-Tommy)

1942Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M

1946André the Giant, French professional wrestler (d. 1993)

May 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 19th

1880Novelist Robert Louis Stevenson (29) weds Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne (40) in San Francisco

2012Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (28) weds his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan at a small ceremony in Palo Alto, California

1997Film and stage actor Matthew Broderick (50) weds Sex and the City actress Sarah Jessica Parker (47) in New York

1908Prime Minister of Canada Louis St. Laurent (26) weds Jeanne Renault

May 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 19th

1864Nathaniel Hawthorne, American writer (Scarlet Letter), dies at 59

1898William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1809)

May 19th Deaths
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