On this day: August 19

Published On: Aug 15 2013 01:30:41 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 19 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway hosts its first auto race, The Beatles kick off their first American concert tour, Groucho Marx dies, Mike Tyson returns to the ring, and the last U.S. combat brigade leaves Iraq, all on this day.

OTD August 19 - Gene Roddenberry
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1921: TV screenwriter and producer Gene Roddenberry, best known as the creator of "Star Trek," is born in El Paso, Texas. He's seen here (third from right) in 1976 with most of the cast of the original "Star Trek" TV series and movies at the rollout of the space shuttle Enterprise. He died from cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 70 on Oct. 24, 1991.

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