On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1981

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

George Harrison is ordered to pay ABKCO Music $587,000 for "subconscious plagiarism" of his song "My Sweet Lord" with Ronnie Mack's song "He's So Fine"

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison

Famous Birthdays

  • Beth Ditto, American singer (The Gossip)
  • Daniel Letterle, American Actor and Singer
  • Gil Reyes, American boxer
  • Nicky Shorey, English footballer
  • Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Vitas, Russian singer

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Merrick, English composer, dies at 94
1981 Highlights

About February 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 39 years, 8 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces