On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1962

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

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

Hana Mandlikova

Hana Mandlíková, Czech tennis player (4 Grand Slam titles), born in Prague, Czech Republic

  • John Laroche, American orchid poacher

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Elkus, American composer, dies at 77
  • Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek doctor, inventor of the Pap smear (b. 1883)
  • James Barton, American actor (Tobacco Road, Iceman Cometh), dies at 71
1962 Highlights

About February 19, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 11 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces