What Happened on February 19, 1962

Historical Events

  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

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

Hana Mandlikova (61 years old)

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

  • John Laroche, American orchid poacher
Born in 1962

Famous Deaths

  • Albert Elkus, American composer, dies at 77

Georgios Papanicolaou (1883-1962)

Greek-American doctor, cytopathologist, and inventor of the Pap smear, dies at 78

  • 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? 61 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Duke Of Earl - Gene Chandler
  • UK #1 Song: Rock A Hula Baby/Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley