What Happened on July 19


Historical Events

1875 – Emma Abbott, a floating hospital for sick children, makes trial trip, NYC
1937 – Joris Ivens’ “Spanish Earth” premieres in Hollywood
1952 – India all out 82 in 2nd innings after making 52 earlier in the day
1967 – US launches Explorer 35 for lunar orbit (800/7400 km)
1992 – 30th Tennis Fed Cup: Germany beats Spain in Frankfurt Germany (2-1)
2017 – Investigators using DNA identify 16 year-old James Byron Haakenson as a victim of serial killer John Wayne Gacy, 41 years after his disappearance

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Famous Birthdays

1895 – Xu Beihong, Chinese painter, born in Yixing, China (d. 1953)
1922 – George McGovern, American politician and Presidential candidate (D-1972), born in Avon, South Dakota (d. 2012)
1924 – Arthur Rankin, Jr, American director, producer, and screenwriter (Rankin/Bass Productions -The Year Without A Santa Claus; Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer; Frosty The Snowman), born in New York City (d. 2014)
1963 – Sandor Wladar, Hungarian 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1980), born in Budapest, Hungary
1964 – Gina Procaccio, American long and middle distance runner, born in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania
1982 – Jared Padalecki, American actor (Supernatural), born in San Antonio, Texas

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Famous Deaths

1545 – George Carew, English admiral, drowns
1986 – Alfredo Binda, Italian road cyclist (first to win Giro d’Italia x 5; World Road Race C’ship 1927, 30, 32), dies at 83
2001 – Judy Clay [Guions], American soul and gospel singer, dies from complications from a car accident at 62
2002 – Spec Shea, American baseball pitcher (MLB All Star, World Series 1947; NY Yankees, Washington Sens), dies after heart surgery at 81
2014 – Skye McCole Bartusiak, American actress, dies at 21
2016 – Garry Marshall, American TV writer (The Dick Van Dyke Show), TV producer (The Odd Couple; Happy Days; Laverne and Shirley), and film director (Pretty Woman; Runaway Bride; The Princess Diaries), dies at 81

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