On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1948

Famous Birthdays

  • Byron K. Lichtenburg, American astronaut (STS 9, STS 45), born in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
  • John Minton [Big John Studd], American pro wrestler (Royal Rumble 1989), born in Butler, Pennsylvania (d. 1995)
  • Mark Andes, American rock bassist (Spirit, Heart, Fireball), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Pim Fortuyn, Dutch politician (d. 2002)
  • Tony Iommi, rock guitarist (Black Sabbath-Paranoid, Iron Man)
1948 Highlights

About February 19, 1948

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 72 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces