On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 2008

Historical Events

  • Serzh Sargsyan wins the Armenian Presidential Election
  • Toshiba announces its formal recall of its HD DVD video format, ending the format war between it and Sony's Blu-Ray Disc

Famous Weddings

  • "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (49) weds actress Georgina Sutcliffe (29) at Marylebone Registry Office in central London

Famous Deaths

  • (Attilio) "Teo" Macero, American jazz saxophonist, composer and record producer (Miles Davis - "Bitches Brew"; Dave Brubeck -"Time Out"), dies at 82
  • Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
  • Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), dies at 66
  • Yegor Letov, Russian songwriter and singer (b. 1964)
2008 Highlights

About February 19, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 9 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Pisces