What Happened on February 19, 1977

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 19th Grammy Awards: This Masquerade, Starland Vocal Band
  • A's sell pitcher Paul Lindblad to the Rangers for $400,000
  • Doug Walters scores 250 v NZ, 217 stand for 7th wicket with Gilmour
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Right wing Rod Gilbert scores a goal and adds an assist in a 5-2 defeat at the NY Islanders to become first player in NY Rangers history (11th in NHL) to score 1,000 career points
  • Space shuttle Enterprise makes 1st Test flight atop a 747 jetliner

Famous Birthdays

  • Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer
  • Ola Salo, Swedish singer (The Ark)

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Crosland, British politician (b. 1918)
  • Mike Gonz├ílez, Cuban baseball player, dies at 86