What Happened on June 19


Historical Events

1913 – Natives Land Act, Act No 27, passed in South Africa: confines Africans to hopelessly overcrowded reserves and deprives them of rights to purchase land outside the native reserves
1944 – Five of the “The Magnificent Eleven” photos taken by Robert Capa during the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach, Normandy first published in “Life Magazine”
1952 – “I’ve Got A Secret” debuts on CBS-TV with Garry Moore as host
1967 – Paul McCartney admits on TV that he took LSD
1970 – Jim Bouton’s controversial baseball diary “Ball Four” is published
1995 – NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

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Famous Birthdays

1815 – John William Glover, Irish composer, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1899)
1912 – Martin Gabel, American stage, radio and screen character actor (The Thief; Marnie; Lady In Cement), and television panelist (What’s My Line?), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
1924 – Wassil Bykau, Belarusian writer, born in Bytschki, Vitebsk Region (d. 2003)
1945 – Tim Hovey, actor (Queen Bee, Toy Tiger, Man Afraid), born in Los Angeles, California
1960 – Patti Rizzo, American golfer (4 LPGA Tour wins), born in Hollywood, Florida
1966 – Joichi Ito, Japanese entrepreneur

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Famous Deaths

1652 – Louis de Geer, Neth/Swedish industrialist/millionaire, dies at 64
1811 – Samuel Chase, American judge (signed US Declaration of Independence), dies at 70
1947 – Willem H. Fly, Dutch typographer/co-founder (SDAP), dies at 84
1995 – Richard Bernard Pape, POW escaper/writer, dies at 79
2006 – Duane Roland, American southern-rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet – Flirtin’ With Disaster), dies at 53
2017 – Brian Cant, British stage and screen actor and children’s television presenter (Play School, 1964-85), dies at 83

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