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Notable Historical Events for May 19th

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

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

1985Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Chrysler-Plymouth Golf Classic

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Muskogee Civitan Golf Open

1897Oscar Wilde is released from Reading Gaol.

1506Columbus selects his son Diego as sole heir

1912AL Pres Ban Johnson tells Tigers if they continue protest of Ty Cobb's suspension, they will be banned from baseball

1991Pat Bradley wins LPGA Centel Golf Classic

201321st Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Red win

1984Pat LaFontaine scores 2 goals within 22 sec in an NHL playoff game

May 19th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 19th

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

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

1890Ho Chi Minh [Nguyễn Sinh Cung], Nghệ An Province, French Indochina, Vetnamese communist revolutionary and President of North Vietnam (1946-69)

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

1942Gary Kildall, creator of CP/M

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

May 19th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 19th

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

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

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

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

May 19th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on May 19th

1536Anne Boleyn, Queen of England and wife of Henry VIII, beheaded

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

May 19th Deaths
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