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April 19th In Pop Culture History

1775 - The American Revolution began in Lexington, Massachusetts.

1892 -The first Duryea automobile was operated by pioneer manufacturer Charles E. Duryea in Springfield, Massachusetts.

1897 - The first Boston Marathon was held.

1919 - Leslie Irvin made the first successful voluntary free-fall parachute jump using a self-contained parachute.

1927 - Mae West is sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex in New York. She served eight days with two days off for good behavior.

1956 - American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco.

April 19, 1959 Birthday (fictional) Dale Cooper, Twin Peaks, TV

1963 (Tornado) Cooch Behar, India.

1972 - Broadway Show - Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope (Review) April 19, 1972

1975 - India's first satellite, Aryabhata, was launched.

1977 - The Amazing Spider-Man debuted on CBS.

1980 - #1 Hit April 19, 1980 - May 30, 1980: Blondie - Call Me

1982 - NASA announced that the first black astronaut would be Guion S. Bluford, Jr., and the first woman astronaut would be Sally K. Ride.

1985 - Two hundred ATF and FBI agents laid siege to the compound of the neo-Nazi survivalist group The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord in Arkansas.

1986 - #1 Hit April 19, 1986 - May 2, 1986: Prince and the Revolution - Kiss

1987 - The Tracey Ullman Show featured a short with 'The Simpsons'.

1993 - At Mount Carmel in Waco, Texas, the FBI launched a tear-gas assault on the Branch Davidian compound, ending with a fire that killed 81 members, including 22 children.

1995 - A massive truck bomb exploded outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, killing 168 people.

1996 - Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Substitute, Mrs. Winterbourne and Celtic Pride were released in theaters.

2001- Broadway Show - The Producers (Musical) April 19, 2001

2009 - Cake Boss premiered on TLC.

April 19th Celebrity Birthdays

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Lawyer/One of America's Founding Fathers, Roger Sherman (1771)
Actress, May Robson (1858)
Actress, Francoise Rosay (1891)
Actress, Vivienne Segal (1897)
Actress, Constance Talmadge (1898)
Actor, George O'Brien (1899, d.1985)
FBI Agent, Eliot Ness (1903)
Musician, Tommy Benford (1905)
Actor, Alan Wheatley (1907)
Actress, Lena Basquette (1907)
Comedian, Frank Fontaine (1920)
Actor, Hugh O'Brian (1925)
Musician, Don Babour (1927)
Musician, Alex Korner (1928, d.1984)
Actor, Dick Sargent (1930, d.1994)
Actor, Garfield Morgan (1931)
Actress, Jayne Mansfield (1933, d.1967)
Musician, Dickie Goodman (1934)
Actor, Dudley Moore (1935, d.2002)
Musician, Ruby Johnson (1936)
Actress, Elinor Donahue (1937)
Actor, Joesph Estrada (1937)
Actress, Elllen Weston (1939)
Musician, Genya Ravan (1940)
Musician, Roberto Carlos (1941)
Musician, Alan Price (1942)
Musician, Mike Kelly (1943)
Musician, Bernard Worrell (1944)
Musician, Mark "Flo" Volman (1944)
Actor, Tim Curry (1946)
Casting director, Mary Jo Slater (1946)
Actress, Paloma Picasso (1949)
Actor, Barry Brown (1951)
Musician, Adny Shernoff (1952)
Musician, Rod Morgenstein (1953)
Musician, Belinda Lipscomb (1957)
Musician, Bo Watson (1957)
Actress, Nicoletta Braschi (1960)
Record Producer, Suge Knight (1965)
Musician , Dar Williams (1967)
Actress, Ashley Taylor Judd (1968)
Actor, Thomas Nock (1968)
Musician, Pascal Kleiman (1968)
Model, Danielle Marie Folta (1969)
TV personality/motorcycle builder, Jesse James (1969)
Musician, Luis Miguel (1970)
Director, Michael Dowse (1973)
Actor, Michael Bacall (1973)
Musician, Ruud Jolie (1976)
Actor, James Franco (1978)
Artist, Amanda Sage (1978)
Actress, Kate Hudson (1979)
Actress, Alexis Thorpe (1980)
Actor, Hayden Christensen (1981)
Actress, Kacie Head (1981)
Football player, Troy Polamalu (1981)
Actress, Catalina Sandino Moreno (1981)
Tennis player,. Maria Sharapova (1987)
Actress, Oksana Akinshina (1987)
Actor, Courtland Mead (1987)
Musician, Fiona MacGillivray (1989)
Actress, Kim Chiu (1990)
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