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Births for February 19


  • 3 Sadiq Hidajat, Persian writer (Blind Person Owl)
  • 1473 Nicolaus Copernicus, Tor£n, Poland, astronomer (heliocentrism)
  • 1683 King Philip V, France, King of Spain (1700-24, 24-46)
  • 1717 David Garrick, actor/producer/writer (Aboan-Oroonoko)
  • 1743 Luigi Boccherini, Italian composer, cellist (Minuet)
  • 1817 William III, King of Netherlands (1849-90)
  • 1819 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 1821 Francis Preston Blair Jr, Lexington Ky, (Rep-Missouri)
  • 1827 Charles Robert Woods, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1855
  • 1828 Johannes von Miquel, German politician
  • 1833 lie Ducommun, Switzerland, writer/pacifist (Nobel 1902)
  • 1843 Adelina Patti, Madrid Spain, opera soprano (Lucia)
  • 1859 Svante August Arhenius, founded physical chemistry (Nobel 1903)
  • 1863 Augusto Bernardino Legu¡a y Salcedo, president of Per£ (1908, 1919)
  • 1864 Airius S Talma, Dutch minister of building (Work Law of 1911)
  • 1865 Adrian van Oordt, writer (neo-romantic)
  • 1865 Sven Hedin, Sweden, scientist/explorer (Tibet)
  • 1877 Louis (F M) Aubert, French composer (Habanera)
  • 1881 Evert Gorter, children's art
  • 1889 Jos‚ Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist (Vortex)
  • 1893 Cedric Hardwicke, Stourbridge England, actor (Peter Pan, Richard III)
  • 1894 Herb Pennock, hall of fame pitcher (Yankees, 243 career wins)
  • 1895 Louis Calhern, NYC, actor (Julius Caesar, Blackboard Jungle)
  • 1901 Cor(nelis RJ) Kieboom, resistance fighter/chairman (Feyenoord)
  • 1902 John Bubbles, Louisville Ky, rhythm tap dancer
  • 1902 Nydia Westman, NYC, actress (Going My Way, Young Mr Bobbins)
  • 1903 Kay Boyle, St Paul Minn, novelist (Plagued by Nightingales)
  • 1904 Havank, (HF of of the Kallen), detective writer (Heads on Cave)
  • 1906 Hendrik W C Spruit, conductor
  • 1911 Merle Oberon, Calcutta India, actress (Assignment Foreign Legion)
  • 1912 Adolf Rudnicki, Polish writer (Niekochana)
  • 1912 Stan Kenton, (Newcomb), Wichita Ks, jazz musician (Music 55)
  • 1915 John Freeman, British Labour politician/ambassador/TV host
  • 1916 Eddie Arcaro, jockey (1958 Racing Hall of Fame, 2 triple crowns)
  • 1917 Carson McCullers, US, novelist (Heart Is a Lonely Hunter)
  • 1920 George Rose, Bicester England, actor (Beacon Hill, Holocaust)
  • 1924 Lee Marvin, NYC, actor (Paint Your Wagon, Cat Ballou)
  • 1925 Leslie Laing, Linstead Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-gold-1952)
  • 1930 John Frankenheimer, NYC, director (Birdman of Alcatraz)
  • 1932 Jean-Pierre Ponnele, Paris France, opera director (Carmina Burana)
  • 1932 Joseph P Kerwin, Oak Park Ill, Capt Med Corps USN/astro (Skylab 2)
  • 1940 Carlin Glynn, US actor (Continental Divide)
  • 1940 William "Smokey" Robinson, Det, singer (& Miracles-Being With You)
  • 1942 Kenneth R Kramer, (Rep-R-CO, 1979- )
  • 1943 "Mama" Cass Elliot, actress (Mamas & Papas-Monday Monday)
  • 1943 Lou Christie, Penn, rock vocalist (Lightnin' Strikes)
  • 1946 Pierre of of the Linden, drummer (Brainbox)
  • 1948 Byron K Lichtenburg, Stroudsburg Pa, astronaut (STS 9, STS 45)
  • 1948 Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
  • 1952 Rudolfo Neri-Vela, Chilpancing Mexico, astronaut (STS 23)
  • 1953 Bill Kirchenbauer, actor/comedian (Coach-Just the 10 of Us)
  • 1953 Stephen Nichols, Cincinatti Ohio, actor (Days of our Lives)
  • 1955 Jeff Daniels, actor (Something Wild)
  • 1955 Margaux Hemingway, Portland Or, actress (Lipstick, They Call Me Bruce
  • 1956 George David Low, Cleveland Ohio, astronaut (STS 32, STS 43)
  • 1957 Dave "Smoke" Stewart, Oakland Calif, pitcher (Oakland Athletic)
  • 1957 Falco, (John Hoelcel), rock vocalist (Rock Me Amadeus)
  • 1960 Prince Andrew, Albert Christian Edward, of Britain
  • 1962 Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)
  • 1963 Jessica Tuck, NYC, actress (Megan-1 Life to Live)
  • 1966 Justine Bateman, Rye NY, actress (Mallory-Family Ties, Satisfaction)
  • 1966 Prince Markie D, (Mark Morale), rocker (Fat Boys-Jail House Rock)
  • 1967 Benicio Del Toro, Puerto Rico, actor (Licence to Kill)
  • 1989 L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle


Passings for February 19


  • 1260 Boniface, of Lausanne, Belgian bishop/saint, dies
  • 1401 William Sawtree, 1st English religious martyr, burned in London
  • 1414 Thomas Arundel, archbishop of Canterbury/chancellor of England, dies
  • 1553 Erasmus Reinhold, German mathematician, dies at 41
  • 1875 Jean B Vuillaume, French violin maker (octobas), dies at 76
  • 1878 Charles F Daubigny, French restaurateur/painter, dies
  • 1897 Karl T Weierstrass, German mathematician, dies
  • 1915 Gopal Krishna Gokhale, India's social reformer/politician, dies
  • 1916 Ernst Mach, Austrian physicist/philosopher/psychologist, dies at 78
  • 1927 Georg Brandes, (Morris Cohen), Danish literary-historian/critic, dies
  • 1945 Wim Speelman, resistance fighter, executed at 26
  • 1950 Edyth Walker, US singer, dies
  • 1951 Andr‚ Gide, French writer (Les Faux-Monnzyeurs), dies in Paris at 81
  • 1956 Gustave Charpentier, French composer (La Vie du Pote), dies at 95
  • 1965 Forrest Taylor, actor (This is Life, Man Without a Gun), dies at 81
  • 1967 Wilmer King, 1st casuality on Tappan Zee Bridge NY, dies
  • 1968 Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
  • 1970 Ralph Edward Flanders, (Sen-VT), dies at 89
  • 1983 Alice White, leading lady, dies at 78 of a stroke
  • 1984 Ina Ray Hutton, orch leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
  • 1985 Elizabeth Julesberg, author of "Dick & Jane" books, dies
  • 1985 George Holmes, actor, dies at 66
  • 1986 Adolfo Celi, actor (Thunderball), dies at 63
  • 1986 James O Eastland, (Sen-D-Miss), dies at 81
  • 1986 Paul Stewart, actor (Top Secret USA, Deadline), dies at 77
  • 1989 Merwe, journalist/cabaret performer (Hadjememaar), dies


Special events for February 19


  • 607 Boniface III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1700 Last day of Julian calendar in Denmark
  • 1797 1/3 of papal domain ceded to France
  • 1803 Congress accepts Ohio's constitution, statehood not ratified till 195
  • 1807 British squadron under Adm Duckworth forces passage of Dardanelle
  • 1807 VP Aaron Burr arrested in Alabama for treason; later found innocent
  • 1831 1st practical US coal-burning locomotive makes 1st trial run, Penn
  • 1846 Texas state govt formally installed in Austin
  • 1856 Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio, obtains US patent on tin-type camera
  • 1856 Tin-type camera patented by Hamilton Smith, Gambier, Ohio
  • 1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom (3/3 NS)
  • 1864 Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Washington, DC
  • 1869 US Assay Office in Boise, Idaho authorized
  • 1878 Thomas Alva Edison patents gramophone (phonograph)
  • 1881 Kansas becomes 1st state to prohibit all alcoholic beverages
  • 1903 R S Dugan discovers asteroid #507 Laodica
  • 1910 English premier of Richard Strauss' "Electricity"
  • 1913 Mexican General V Huerta gets support of US authorities
  • 1919 Pan-African Congress, organized by W E B Du Bois
  • 1920 Netherlands joins League of Nations
  • 1927 General staking against British occupiers in Shanghai
  • 1928 Canadian hockey team wins 3rd consecutive gold medal
  • 1929 Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
  • 1932 William Faulkner completes his novel "Light in August"
  • 1933 F L Whipple discovers asteroid #1252 Celestia
  • 1934 Bob & Dolores Hope marry
  • 1934 US contract air mail service canceled, replaced by US army for 6 mos
  • 1936 Manuel Aza€a becomes Spanish premier
  • 1938 A Bohrmann discovers asteroid #1733 Silke
  • 1938 E Delporte discovers asteroid #2713 Luxembourg
  • 1938 Soviet arctic ice research station North Pole 1 evacuated, Denmark
  • 1938 Y Vaisala discovers asteroid #3212
  • 1941 Police surprise attack on Koco ice cream parlor in Amsterdam
  • 1942 FDR orders detention & internment of all west-coast Japanese-American
  • 1942 Japanese fleet under vice-adm Nagumo bomb Darwin, Australia
  • 1942 Japanese troop land on Timor
  • 1945 900 Japanese soldiers reportedly killed by crocodiles in 2 days
  • 1945 Brotherhood Day-1st celebrated
  • 1945 US Marines land on Iwo Jima
  • 1949 1st Bollingen Prize for poetry awarded to Ezra Pound
  • 1949 Goethe Link Observatory discovers asteroid #3282
  • 1949 Mass arrests of communists in India
  • 1952 French offensive at Hanoi
  • 1954 WAST (now WNYT) TV channel 13 in Albany-Troy, NY (NBC) 1st broadcast
  • 1959 British/Turkish/Greek accord over Cyprus' independence
  • 1959 Gabon adopts its constitution
  • 1959 USAF rocket-powered rail sled attains Mach 4.1 (4970 kph), NM
  • 1960 protest strike in Poznan Poland
  • 1961 Angolia agrees with Chinese "revisionism"
  • 1961 Henk Van de Grift becomes world champ all-round skater
  • 1963 USSR informs JFK it's withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba
  • 1964 UK flies « ton of Beatle wigs to US
  • 1965 NFL adds 6th official
  • 1969 1st test flight of Boeing 747 Jumbo jet
  • 1970 AL Cy Young winner Denny McLain suspended for bookmaking
  • 1970 USSR launches Sputnik 52 & Molniya 1-13 communications satellite
  • 1971 Paul McCartney releases "Another Day" in UK
  • 1971 Walt Wesley becomes 1st Cleve Cavalier to score 50 pts in a game
  • 1974 L Kohoutek discovers asteroids #2055 Dvorak, #2073 Janacek & #3109
  • 1977 H Kosai & K Hurukawa discovers asteroid #3111 Misuzu
  • 1977 President Ford pardons Iva Toguri D'Aquino (Tokyo Rose)
  • 1977 Shuttle Enterprise makes 1st test flight atop a 747 jetliner
  • 1978 Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
  • 1980 A Mrkos discovers asteroids #2747, #3313 & #3715
  • 1980 Harvard College discovers asteroid #3243
  • 1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroids #2315 Czechoslovakia & #2321 Luznice
  • 1982 Sharie Langford, Calif, sets women's bowling series record of 853
  • 1982 Xinglong Station discovers asteroid #3481
  • 1983 E Bowell discovers asteroid #3414 Champollion
  • 1983 Vladimir Salnikov (USSR) sets 400 m freestyle swimming record
  • 1985 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashed approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • 1986 US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
  • 1986 USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit
  • 1987 Minn sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson
  • 1989 Broadway's biggest flop (lost $5.3m) "Legs Diamond" closes
  • 1990 Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal
  • 1992 Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie


Songs for date February 19


  • 02/19/55 --- How Important Can It Be? (James, Joni)
  • 02/19/66 --- Ballad Of The Green Berets, The (Sadler, SSgt Barry)
  • 02/19/72 --- Jungle Fever (Chakachas)
  • 02/19/72 --- Mother And Child Reunion (Simon, Paul)
  • 02/19/77 --- Maybe I'm Amazed (McCartney, Paul)
  • 02/19/77 --- Don't Give Up On Us (Soul, David)
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