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MARCH 19

Performing Artists
1894 Moms Mabley (North Carolina-born African-American Comedian) North Carolina Performing Artists American Performing Artists African American Performing Artists Writer's Almanac African American Registry
1936 Ursula Andress (Swiss Actress) Switzerland Actors Film Internet Movie Database Biography
1947 Glenn Close (Connecticut-born Actress) Connecticut Actors Actors Film Biography
1955 Bruce Willis (American Actor) American Performing Artists Film Television Internet Movie Database Biography
Sports Figures
1887 José Méndez (Cuban-American Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Cuban Sports Figures Latin-American Sports Figures National Baseball Hall of Fame African American Registry
1914 Jay Berwanger (Iowa-born Football Player Awarded the First Heisman Trophy) Iowa Sports Figures College Football Hall of Fame Football
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1910 Portage, Wisconsin's Company F Wins the National AAU Basketball Tournament in Chicago, Defeating the St. Louis Premiers, 36-14 Chicago, Illinois Portage, Wisconsin St. Louis, Missouri Basketball AAU Wisconsin Historical Society
1925 State of Michigan Passes a Law Requiring Fishermen to Have a License Michigan Government Fishing Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1928 Amos 'n' Andy Premieres on Radio Radio African-American Heritage History Channel
1937 Royal Mail Wins England's 100th Grand National at Aintree England Horse Racing Royal National, Aintree BBC
1942 Thoroughbred Racing Association of US Is Formed in Chicago Horse Racing The Thoroughbred Racing Association
1952 The One Millionth Jeep Is Produced Automobiles History Channel
1953 The Academy Awards Are Televised for the First Time Television Film Historic Firsts The Academy Awards History Channel
Cecil B. DeMille's Greatest Show on Earth Receives Oscar for Best Picture Cecil B. DeMille Film The Academy Awards History Channel
1966 Texas Western Is the First Team to Win the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Starting Five African-American Players NCAA Mens Basketball Basketball African-American Heritage Historic Firsts University of Texas El Paso New York Times African American Registry
1990 Major League Baseball Owners End 32-day Lockout Baseball Labor Major League Baseball Television News Archive

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