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February 19 is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 315 days remain until the end of the year (316 in leap years).

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

  • 1461Domenico Grimani, Italian cardinal (d. 1523)
  • 1473Nicolaus Copernicus, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1543)
  • 1497Matthäus Schwarz, German fashion writer (d. 1574)
  • 1519Froben Christoph of Zimmern, German author of the Zimmern Chronicle (d. 1566)
  • 1526Carolus Clusius, Flemish botanist and academic (d. 1609)
  • 1532Jean-Antoine de Baïf, French poet (d. 1589)
  • 1552Melchior Klesl, Austrian cardinal (d. 1630)
  • 1594Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (d. 1612)

1601–1900

1901–present

  • 1902Kay Boyle, American novelist, short story writer, and educator (d. 1992)
  • 1904Havank, Dutch journalist and author (d. 1964)
  • 1911Merle Oberon, Indian-American actress (d. 1979)
  • 1912Dorothy Janis, American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1912 – Saul Chaplin, American composer (d. 1997)
  • 1913Prince Pedro Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (d. 2007)
  • 1913 – Frank Tashlin, American animator and screenwriter (d. 1972)
  • 1914Thelma Kench, New Zealand Olympic sprinter (d. 1985)
  • 1915John Freeman, English lawyer, politician, and diplomat, British Ambassador to the United States (d. 2014)
  • 1916Eddie Arcaro, American jockey and sportscaster (d. 1997)
  • 1917Carson McCullers, American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and essayist (d. 1967)
  • 1918Fay McKenzie, American actress (d. 2019)
  • 1920C. Z. Guest, American actress, fashion designer, and author (d. 2003)
  • 1920 – Jaan Kross, Estonian author and poet (d. 2007)
  • 1920 – George Rose, English actor and singer (d. 1988)
  • 1922Władysław Bartoszewski, Polish journalist and politician, Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2015)
  • 1924David Bronstein, Ukrainian chess player and theoretician (d. 2006)
  • 1924 – Lee Marvin, American actor (d. 1987)
  • 1926György Kurtág, Hungarian composer and academic
  • 1927Philippe Boiry, French journalist (d. 2014)
  • 1929Jacques Deray, French director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1930John Frankenheimer, American director and producer (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – K. Viswanath, Indian actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1932Joseph P. Kerwin, American captain, physician, and astronaut
  • 1935Dave Niehaus, American sportscaster (d. 2010)
  • 1935 – Russ Nixon, American MLB catcher and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1936Sam Myers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1936 – Frederick Seidel, American poet
  • 1937Terry Carr, American author and educator (d. 1987)
  • 1937 – Norm O'Neill, Australian cricketer and sportscaster (d. 2008)
  • 1938Choekyi Gyaltsen, 10th Panchen Lama (d. 1989)
  • 1939Erin Pizzey, English activist and author, founded Refuge
  • 1940Saparmurat Niyazov, Turkmen engineer and politician, 1st President of Turkmenistan (d. 2006)
  • 1940 – Smokey Robinson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1940 – Bobby Rogers, American singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1941David Gross, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1941 – Jenny Tonge, Baroness Tonge, English politician
  • 1942Cyrus Chothia, English biochemist and emeritus scientist at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (d. 2019)
  • 1942 – Paul Krause, American football player and politician
  • 1942 – Howard Stringer, Welsh businessman
  • 1942 – Will Provine, American biologist, historian, and academic (d. 2015)
  • 1943Lou Christie, American singer-songwriter
  • 1943 – Homer Hickam, American author and engineer
  • 1943 – Tim Hunt, English biochemist and academic, Nobel laureate
  • 1944Les Hinton, English-American journalist and businessman
  • 1945Yuri Antonov, Uzbek-Russian singer-songwriter
  • 1946Paul Dean, Canadian guitarist
  • 1946 – Peter Hudson, Australian footballer and coach
  • 1946 – Karen Silkwood, American technician and activist (d. 1974)
  • 1947Jackie Curtis, American actress and playwright (d. 1985)
  • 1947 – Tim Shadbolt, New Zealand businessman and politician, 42nd Mayor of Invercargill
  • 1948Mark Andes, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1948 – Pim Fortuyn, Dutch sociologist, academic, and politician (d. 2002)
  • 1948 – Tony Iommi, English guitarist and songwriter
  • 1949Danielle Bunten Berry, American game designer and programmer (d. 1998)
  • 1949 – Eddie Hardin, English singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Barry Lloyd, English footballer and manager[15]
  • 1949 – William Messner-Loebs, American author and illustrator
  • 1950Juice Leskinen, Finnish singer-songwriter (d. 2006)
  • 1950 – Andy Powell, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, Pakistani scholar and politician, founder of Minhaj-ul-Quran
  • 1952Ryū Murakami, Japanese novelist and filmmaker
  • 1952 – Rodolfo Neri Vela, Mexican engineer and astronaut
  • 1952 – Gary Seear, New Zealand rugby player (d. 2018)[16]
  • 1952 – Dave Cheadle, American baseball player (d. 2012)
  • 1952 – Amy Tan, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
  • 1952 – Danilo Türk, Slovene academic and politician, 3rd President of Slovenia
  • 1953Corrado Barazzutti, Italian tennis player
  • 1953 – Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Argentine lawyer and politician, President of Argentina and Vice President of Argentina[17]
  • 1953 – Massimo Troisi, Italian actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1994)
  • 1954Sócrates, Brazilian footballer and manager (d. 2011)
  • 1954 – Francis Buchholz, German bass player
  • 1954 – Michael Gira, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1955Jeff Daniels, American actor and playwright
  • 1956Kathleen Beller, American actress
  • 1956 – Peter Holsapple, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1956 – Roderick MacKinnon, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1956 – Dave Wakeling, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1957Falco, Austrian singer-songwriter, rapper, and musician (d. 1998)
  • 1957 – Dave Stewart, American baseball player and coach
  • 1957 – Ray Winstone, English actor
  • 1958Tommy Cairo, American wrestler
  • 1958 – Helen Fielding, English author and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Steve Nieve, English keyboard player and composer
  • 1959Roger Goodell, American businessman
  • 1960Prince Andrew, Duke of York
  • 1960 – John Paul Jr., American race car driver (d. 2020)
  • 1961Justin Fashanu, English footballer (d. 1998)
  • 1961 – Ernie Gonzalez, American golfer (d. 2020)
  • 1962Hana Mandlíková, Czech-Australian tennis player and coach
  • 1963Seal, English singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Jessica Tuck, American actress
  • 1964Doug Aldrich, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Jennifer Doudna, American biochemist[18]
  • 1964 – Jonathan Lethem, American novelist, essayist, and short story writer
  • 1965Jon Fishman, American drummer
  • 1965 – Clark Hunt, American businessman
  • 1965 – Leroy, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1966Justine Bateman, American actress and producer
  • 1966 – Paul Haarhuis, Dutch tennis player and coach
  • 1966 – Eduardo Xol, American designer and author
  • 1967Benicio del Toro, Puerto Rican-American actor, director, and producer
  • 1968Frank Watkins, American bass player (d. 2015)
  • 1968 – Prince Markie Dee, American rapper and actor (d. 2021)
  • 1969Burton C. Bell, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1969 – Helena Guergis, Canadian businesswoman and politician
  • 1970Joacim Cans, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1971Miguel Batista, Dominican baseball player and poet
  • 1971 – Richard Green, Australian golfer
  • 1971 – Jeff Kinney, American author and illustrator
  • 1972Francine Fournier, American wrestler and manager
  • 1972 – Sunset Thomas, American pornographic actress
  • 1975Daniel Adair, Canadian drummer and producer
  • 1975 – Daewon Song, South Korean-American skateboarder, co-founded Almost Skateboards
  • 1976Beth Rigby, British political editor, Sky News[19]
  • 1977Ola Salo, Swedish singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1977 – Andrew Ross Sorkin, American journalist and author
  • 1977 – Gianluca Zambrotta, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1978Ben Gummer, English scholar and politician
  • 1978 – Immortal Technique, Peruvian-American rapper
  • 1979Steve Cherundolo, American soccer player and manager
  • 1980Dwight Freeney, American football player
  • 1980 – Ma Lin, Chinese table tennis player
  • 1980 – Mike Miller, American basketball player
  • 1981Beth Ditto, American singer
  • 1983Kotoōshū Katsunori, Bulgarian sumo wrestler
  • 1983 – Mika Nakashima, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1983 – Reynhard Sinaga, Indonesian serial rapist[20]
  • 1983 – Ryan Whitney, American ice hockey player
  • 1984Chris Richardson, American singer-songwriter
  • 1985Haylie Duff, American actress and singer
  • 1986Kyle Chipchura, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Marta, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Maria Mena, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Michael Schwimer, American baseball player
  • 1987Anna Cappellini, Italian ice dancer
  • 1988Shawn Matthias, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988 – Seth Morrison, American guitarist
  • 1989Sone Aluko, Anglo-Nigerian international footballer[21]
  • 1991Christoph Kramer, German national footballer
  • 1991 – Trevor Bayne, American race car driver
  • 1992Camille Kostek, American model
  • 1993Mauro Icardi, Argentinian footballer
  • 1993 – Victoria Justice, American actress and singer
  • 1994Sam Lisone, New Zealand-Samoan rugby league player[22]
  • 1994 – Tiina Trutsi, Estonian footballer[23]
  • 1995Nikola Jokić, Serbian basketball player[24]
  • 1996Mabel, British-Swedish singer[25]
  • 1998Katharina Gerlach, German tennis player[26]
  • 2001David Mazouz, American actor[27]
  • 2001 – Lee Kang-in, South Korean footballer[28]
  • 2004Millie Bobby Brown, English actress, model and producer[29]

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

  • 1602Philippe Emmanuel, Duke of Mercœur (b. 1558)
  • 1605Orazio Vecchi, Italian composer (b. 1550)
  • 1622Henry Savile, English scholar and politician (b. 1549)
  • 1672Charles Chauncy, English-American minister, theologian, and academic (b. 1592)
  • 1709Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1646)
  • 1716Dorothe Engelbretsdatter, Norwegian author and poet (b. 1634)[30]
  • 1785Mary, Countess of Harold, English aristocrat and philanthropist (b. 1701)[31]
  • 1789Nicholas Van Dyke, American lawyer and politician, 7th Governor of Delaware (b. 1738)
  • 1799Jean-Charles de Borda, French mathematician, physicist, and sailor (b. 1733)
  • 1806Elizabeth Carter, English poet and translator (b. 1717)[32]
  • 1837Georg Büchner, German-Swiss poet and playwright (b. 1813)
  • 1837 – Thomas Burgess, English bishop and philosopher (b. 1756)
  • 1887Multatuli, Dutch-German author and civil servant (b. 1820)
  • 1897Karl Weierstrass, German mathematician and academic (b. 1815)

1901–present

Holidays and observances

  • Armed Forces Day (Mexico)
  • Brâncuși Day (Romania)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Barbatus of Benevento
    • Boniface of Brussels
    • Conrad of Piacenza
    • Lucy Yi Zhenmei (one of Martyrs of Guizhou)
    • February 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Commemoration of Vasil Levski (Bulgaria)
  • Flag Day (Turkmenistan)
  • Shivaji Jayanti (Maharashtra, India)

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