What Happened on February 19, 1963

Historical Events

Historic Publication

"The Feminine Mystique" by Betty Friedan, widely credited as the start of second-wave feminism, is published

Event of Interest

Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

Event of Interest

USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

1963 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Jessica Tuck, American actress (Megan-1 Life to Live), born in NYC, New York
  • Laurell K. Hamilton, American writer (Anita Blake books), born in Heber Springs, Arkansas

Seal (60 years old)

British Grammy and Brit Award-winning singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "Kiss From A Rose"; "Love's Divine"), born in London, England

Born in 1963

Famous Deaths

  • Bartolomé "Beny" Moré, Cuban guaracha and mambo singer, guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader, dies of liver cirrhosis at 43

About February 19, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
  • UK #1 Song: The Wayward Wind - Frank Ifield