On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1963

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Robert Frost wins Bollingen Prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

USSR informs JFK it is withdrawing several thousand troops from Cuba

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestSeal

Seal [Henry Olusegun Adeola Samuel], English singer-songwriter (Killer, Crazy, Kiss by a Rose), born in London

Musician & Songwriter Seal
Musician & Songwriter

1963 Highlights

About February 19, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 57 years, 9 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Pisces