What Happened on February 19, 1995

Historical Events

Daytona 500

37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins for 2nd straight year; 3rd driver to achieve back-to-back titles (Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough)

  • British composer Michael Tippett's last major work "Rose Lake," premieres at Barbican Hall in London, with the London Symphony led by Colin Davis
  • Dramatic mini-series "A Woman of Independent Means" starring Sally Field, premieres on NBC-TV, airing 6 hours over 3 nights
  • Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize for One Train (1994) and On The Great Atlantic Rainway: Selected Poems 1950-1988 (1994)
  • Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
1995 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball center (NBA MVP 2001, 02; NBA All Star 2019-22; fastest NBA triple-double 14:33s 2018; Denver Nuggets), born in Sombor, Serbia
Born in 1995

Famous Weddings

Pamela Anderson & Tommy Lee

American "Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds Greek-American "Mötley Crüe" drummer Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico; divorce in 1998

Famous Deaths

  • Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • Ian Ball, British newspaper photographer (The Independent), dies at 80 [1]
  • John Howard, American actor (The Philadelphia Story; My Three Sons), dies of heart failure at 81
  • Shlomo Averbach, Israeli ultra-orthodox rabbi, dies at 84

About February 19, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 28 years, 3 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces

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