What Happened on February 19, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Alvaro Espinoza, Venezuela, baseball shortstop (NY Yanks, NY Mets)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Hana Mandlikova, Prague Czechoslovakia, tennis player (1985 US Open)

Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion Hana Mandlikova
Tennis Player and Four-Time Major Champion
Hana Mandlikova
  • John Laroche, American orchid poacher

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Israel Elkus, composer, dies at 77
  • Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)