On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1968

Historical Events

  • "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
  • 1st US teachers' strike (Florida)

Famous Birthdays

  • Frank Watkins, US heavy metalist bass (Obituary, Cause of Death)
  • Rob Dimaio, NHL right wing (Philadelphia Flyers), born in Calgary, Alberta

Famous Deaths

  • Georg Hackenschmidt, Estonian professional wrestler (b. 1878)
  • Ralph Dunn, actor (Mr Rudge-Norby), dies at 65
1968 Highlights

About February 19, 1968

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 9 months and 14 days
Leap Year: Yes

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