What Happened on February 19, 2014

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
  • 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
2014 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dale Gardner, American astronaut, dies from a brain aneurysm at 65
  • Imre Olsvik, Hungarian composer and ethno-musicologist, dies at 82

Valery KubasovValery Kubasov (1935-2014)

Soviet-Russian cosmonaut (Soyuz 6, 19, 36/35) who performed the 1st welding experiments in space, dies at 79

About February 19, 2014

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Dark Horse - Katy Perry Featuring Juicy J
  • UK #1 Song: Rather Be - Clean Bandit Ft. Jess Glynne