What Happened on February 19, 1972

Historical Events

Music History

American singer 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.]

  • Glenn Turner carries his bat for 223* v WI at Kingston
  • The Asama-Sanso hostage standoff begins in Japan
1972 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Francine, American professional wrestler, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Lisa Faulkner, English actress (Holby City) and celebrity chef, born in London, England
Born in 1972

Famous Deaths

  • (Edward) Lee Morgan, American hard-bop jazz trumpeter ("The Sidewinder"), dies after being shot by his wife between sets during a gig at 33 [1]
  • John Grierson, Scottish documentary filmmaker (Drifters), dies at 73
  • Tedd Pierce, American cartoon screenwriter and voice actor (Warner Brothers), dies at 65

About February 19, 1972

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 1 month and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Without You - Nilsson
  • UK #1 Song: Son of My Father - Chicory Tip