On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "On the 20th Century" opens at St James Theater NYC for 460 performances
  • 20th Daytona 500: Bobby Allison takes lead with 11 laps remaining; lowest starting position (33rd) for winner until 2007
  • Brigitte Kraus runs world record 1000 m indoor (2:34.8)
  • Coleman, Comden & Green's musical premieres in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Immortal Technique, American rapper
  • Michalis Konstantinou, Greek-Cypriot footballer