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Tuesday, March 19, 2019.

World events on this day in the Menzies Era
  • 1949 - 1st museum devoted exclusively to atomic energy, Oak Ridge, Tn
  • 1950 - 5th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Babe Didrikson-Zaharias
  • 1950 - City College of NY defeats Bradley to win the NIT
  • 1951 - Herman Wouk's "Caine Mutiny," published
  • 1953 - Tennessee Williams' "Camino Real," premieres in NYC
  • 1953 - 25th Academy Awards - "Greatest Show on Earth," Gary Cooper & Shirley Booth win (1st time televised)
  • 1954 - 1st color telecast of a prize fight, Giardello vs Troy in MSG, NYC
  • 1954 - 1st rocket-driven sled on rails was tested in Alamogordo, NM
  • 1954 - US Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Tenley Albright
  • 1954 - US Mens Figure Skating championship won by Hayes A Jenkins
  • 1954 - Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete tons in innings v England
  • 1955 - 17th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: SF beats La Salle 77-63
  • 1956 - Biggest NBA margin of victory - Minn Lakers-133, St Louis Hawks-75
  • 1957 - Indians reject Boston's offer of $1 million for Herb Score
  • 1958 - Britain's 1st planetarium opens at Madame Tussaud's in London
  • 1958 - Sobers completes a century in each innings v Pakistan
  • 1959 - "1st Impressions" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 84 performances
  • 1960 - "Redhead" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 455 performances
  • 1960 - 22nd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Ohio State beats Calif 75-55
  • 1962 - "All American" opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC for 80 performances
  • 1962 - Archbishop Suenens of Mechelen-Brussels appointed cardinal
  • 1964 - Sean Connery's 1st day of shooting on "Goldfinger"
  • 1965 - Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
  • 1965 - Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for then record Y7,770,000
  • 1965 - Stoica becomes president & Ceausescu party leader of Romania
  • 1966 - "Pousse Cafe" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • 1966 - 28th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Texas Western beats Ky 72-65
  • 1966 - Belgium government of Vanden Boeynants begins
  • 1967 - Fr Somaliland (Djibouti) votes to continue association with France
  • 1967 - Marilynn Smith wins LPGA St Petersburg Orange Golf Classic
  • 1968 - Howard University students seize administration building
  • 1969 - British invade Anguilla
  • 1969 - Chicago 8 indicted in aftermath of Chicago Democratic convention
  • 1970 - W German chancellor & E German premier Willy Brandt meet
  • 1971 - Phila 76ers outscore Cincinnati Royals 90-8 in 1 half
  • 1972 - "To Live Another Summer" closes at Helen Hayes NYC after 173 perfs
  • 1972 - Carol Mann wins LPGA Orange Blossom Golf Classic
  • 1972 - India & Bangladesh sign friendship treaty
  • 1972 - LA Lakers beat Golden State Warriors, 162-99, by then record 63 pts