On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances
  • 31st Daytona 500: Darrell Waltrip wins when Hendrick Racing team decides to use fuel strategy, being the only car not to pit in the closing laps
  • Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize

Famous Birthdays

  • L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Famous Deaths

  • Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies