On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1985

Historical Events

  • 150 killed when a Spanish jetliner crashes approaching Bilbao, Spain
  • ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
  • British soap opera "Eastenders" premieres on the BBC
  • Canned & bottled Cherry Coke introduced by Coca-Cola
  • Mickey Mouse welcomed in China
  • William Schroeder is 1st artificial heart patient to leave hospital He spends 15 minutes outside Humana Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky

Famous Birthdays

  • Arielle Kebbel, American actress
  • Haylie Duff, American actress (7th Heaven; Napoleon Dynamite), and singer-songwriter, born in Houston, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Elizabeth Julesberg, author (Dick & Jane), dies
  • George Holmes, actor (Man in the Trunk), dies at 66
1985 Highlights

About February 19, 1985

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 36 years, 9 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces