On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 2008

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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

  • Lydia Shum, Hong Kong comedian and actress (b. 1945)
  • Natalia Bessmertnova, Soviet ballerina (Bolshoi, Lenin Prize 1970), dies at 66
  • Yegor Letov, Russian song writer and singer (b. 1964)