What Happened on February 19th, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), dies at 92

Chinese Communist Party Leader Deng Xiaoping
Chinese Communist Party Leader
Deng Xiaoping
  • Leo Rosten, writer/humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76