On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1981

Historical Events

Music History

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
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

Famous Birthdays

  • (Mary) Beth Ditto [Patterson], American rock singer (The Gossip), and actress, born in Judsonia, Arkansas,
  • Gil Reyes, American boxer
  • Nicky Shorey, English footballer
  • Ronnie Arniell, Canadian professional wrestler
  • Vitas [Vitaly Grachev], Russian operatic-pop singer (Opera #2), born in Daugavpils, Latvian SSR (now Latvia)

Famous Deaths

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

About February 19, 1981

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 40 years, 8 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Pisces