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May 19 in Pop Culture History
1780 – This morning, a combination of thick smoke and heavy cloud cover caused complete darkness to fall on Eastern Canada and the New England area of the United States candles were needed by noon, and it not disburse until the following evening, causing New England’s Dark Day.

1910 – Earth passed through the tail of Halley’s Comet.

1962 – Marilyn Monroe sang her famous ‘Happy Birthday’ to President John F. Kennedy at NYC’s Madison Square Garden

1965 – Pete Townshend wrote My Generation today, his 20th birthday on a train. He was on a train because his car, a 1935 Packard hearse, was ordered away by the Queen.

1973 # 1 Hit May 19, 1973 – May 25, 1973: Stevie WonderYou Are the Sunshine of My Life

1987 – A patent (#4,666,425) for “keeping a head alive” was issued to Chet Fleming.

1989 – Roadhouse and Fright Night II were released in theaters

1990 # 1 Hit May 19, 1990 – June 8, 1990: MadonnaVogue

1994 – In Living Color (FOX) and L.A. Law (NBC) came to an end

1995 – Die Hard: With A Vengeance and Forget Paris debuted in theaters

1996 – Sundance Channel made its debut.

1997 – Avian flu, A(H5N1), killed a three-year-old boy in Hong Kong, its first victim.

1999 – Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace was released in theaters

2000 – Road Trip and Dinosaur debuted in theaters

2001 – Moulin Rouge! was released in theaters

2004 – Shrek 2 debuted in theaters

2005 – Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith was released in theaters

2006 – The Da Vinci Code opened in theaters.

2006 – The Da Vinci Code, See No Evil and Over The Hedge debuted in theaters

2009 – Glee premiered on FOX

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