What Happened on February 19, 1968

Historical Events

  • 1st US teachers' strike (Florida)
  • Children's educational TV program "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Watkins, American heavy metal bassist (Obituary - "Cause of Death"), born in Boca Raton, Florida (d. 2015)
  • Rob Dimaio, Canadian NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta
Born in 1968

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • Ralph Dunn, American actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 67

About February 19, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Love Is Blue (L'amour Est Bleu) - Paul Mauriat And His Orchestra
  • UK #1 Song: Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann