On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1986

Historical Events

  • King Hussein of Jordan severs ties with PLO
  • US Senate ratifies UN's anti-genocide convention 37 years later
  • USSR launches Mir space station into Earth orbit

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Karjalainen, Finnish racing driver
  • Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • Maria Mena, Norwegian pop-folk singer-songwriter ("Hold Me"; "You're The Only One"), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Marta, Brazilian footballer
  • Reon Kadena, Japanese model/actress

Famous Deaths

  • Adolfo Celi, Italian film actor and director (Next Man, Murders in Rue Morgue), dies at 63
  • James Eastland, American politician (Sen-D-Miss 1943-78), dies at 81
  • Paul Stewart, American actor (Citizen Kane, Kiss Me Deadly), dies from a heart attack at 77
1986 Highlights

About February 19, 1986

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 35 years, 11 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Pisces