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

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Pamela Anderson
Pamela Anderson
Rock Star and Drummer Tommy Lee
Rock Star and Drummer
Tommy Lee

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? 26 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Pisces