On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1984

Historical Events

  • "Doonesbury" closes at Biltmore Theater NYC after 104 performances
  • 1st brother combo to win Gold & Silver in same event at Olympics (Phil & Steve Mahre-Slalom)
  • 26th Daytona 500: Cale Yarborough wins for 2nd consecutive year and 4th time in career; last-lap pass to beat Darrell Waltrip
  • Soviet Union wins its 6th Olympic ice hockey gold medal with a 2-0 win over silver medallists Czechoslovakia at the Sarajevo Winter Games
  • Swedish cross country skier Thomas Wassberg wins 50k event at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics; his second gold of the Games (4 x 10k relay) and 3rd of his career (15k Lake Placid 1980)
  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • XIV Winter Olympic Games close in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Richardson, American Idol finalist

Famous Deaths

  • Claude Hopkins, American jazz stride pianist, arranger, bandleader, and musical director (Josephine Baker), dies at 80
  • Ina Ray Hutton, American orchestra leader (Ina Ray Hutton Show), dies at 66
1984 Highlights

About February 19, 1984

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 37 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces