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)

Person of interestHana Mandlikova

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

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 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? 57 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces