On This Day

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

Historic Event

Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

Historic Event

USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba


Famous Birthdays

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

Seal

Seal [Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel], English singer-songwriter ("Crazy"; "Kiss From A Rose"; "Love's Divne"), born in London


Famous Deaths

  • Bartolomé "Beny" Moré, Cuban guaracha and mambo singer, guitarist, songwriter, and bandleader, dies of liver cirrhosis at 43
1963 Highlights

About February 19, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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