On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1989

Historical Events

  • "Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 performances

Daytona 500

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, Washington)

Famous Deaths

  • Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies
1989 Highlights

About February 19, 1989

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 32 years, 9 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Pisces