On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1995

Historical Events

  • 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
  • 37th Daytona 500: Sterling Marlin wins for 2nd straight year; 3rd driver to achieve back-to-back titles (Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough)
  • Irina Privalova runs indoor woman's European record 200m (22.10 sec)
  • Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
  • Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 sec) and European record 60m indoor (6.47 sec)
  • Michael Tippett's "Rose Lake," premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball center (Serbian Player of the Year 2018; NBA All Star 2019; fastest NBA triple-double 14:33s 2018), born in Sombor, Serbia

Famous Weddings

LovePerson of Interest

"Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson (27) weds rocker Tommy Lee (32) in Cancun, Mexico

Famous Deaths

  • Calder Willingham, American novelist and scriptwriter (End as a Man), dies at 72
  • Ian Ball, newspaper photographer, dies at 80
  • 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
1995 Highlights

About February 19, 1995

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 9 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces