On This Day

What Happened on February 19, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • After winning the combined gold in Turin (2006), American alpine skier Ted Ligety has to wait 8 years for his next Olympic success, gold in the giant slalom in Sochi

Music awardsMusic Awards

BRIT Awards: David Bowie, Ellie Goulding and Arctic Monkeys win

Singer-Songwriter David Bowie
Singer-Songwriter
David Bowie
  • Canadian team Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyes win their second consecutive Olympic 2-woman bobsleigh gold medal at the Sochi Winter Games
  • Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková retains her Olympic 5,000m title (Vancouver 2010) in Sochi; also Vancouver 3,000m gold
  • Death toll in Ukraine reaches 26 after Government crackdown on protesters
  • Norwegian biathletes Ole Einar Bjørndalen (sprint gold) and Emil Hegle Svendsen (mass start gold), each win their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics in the mixed relay

Famous Deaths

  • Dale Gardner, American astronaut, dies from a brain aneurysm at 65
  • Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethnomusicologist, dies at 82
  • Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov, Russian cosmonaut, dies at 79