On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1972

Historical Events

  • Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston
  • Harry Nilsson's single "Without You" begins a 4 week run at the top of the charts. [The song was originally written and performed by the English band Badfinger in 1970, and would reach the top ten again with Mariah Carey's 1994 cover.]
  • The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan.

Famous Birthdays

  • Francine, American professional wrestler

Famous Deaths

  • John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), dies at 73
  • Tedd Pierce, American animator (b. 1906)
1972 Highlights

About February 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 7 months and 5 days
Leap Year: Yes

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