On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 1997

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls & 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDeng Xiaoping

Deng Xiaoping, Chinese revolutionary and paramount leader of China (1978-92), dies of a lung infection and Parkinson's disease at 92

Paramount Leader of China Deng Xiaoping
Paramount Leader of China
Deng Xiaoping
  • Leo Rosten, American writer and humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
  • Stanley Pearson, footballer, dies at 76