This Day in History :: 19 February
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19 February 1989 : L A Baby orangutan: Born at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle
19 February 1975 : Paul Frey: Boston, Massachusetts -- Dance skater (with Ponte - 1995 Eastern Junior Champ)
19 February 1975 : Raymond Graanoogst: Suriname -- Dutch soccer player (FC Utrecht)
19 February 1973 : Masafumi Kawaguchi: WLAF linebacker (Amsterdam Admirals)
19 February 1973 : Terrence Rencher: NBA guard (Phoenix Suns)
19 February 1973 : Tommy Bennett: Safety (Arizona Cardinals)
19 February 1972 : Andrey Pchelyakov: Hockey forward (Team Kazakhstan Olympics - 1998)
19 February 1971 : Becca Lee: Tennessee, United States -- Miss USA (Tenn-3rd - 1996)
19 February 1971 : Becky Dyroen-Lancer: San Jose, California -- Synchro swimmer (1996 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
19 February 1971 : Glyn Milburn: NFL running back / kick returner (Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions)

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19 February 1998 : Grandpa Jones: Country comic / banjo wizard (Hee Haw), dies at 84
19 February 1997 : Deng Xiaoping: Head (Chinese Communist Party), dies at 92
19 February 1997 : Leo Rosten: Writer / humourist (Joys of Yiddish), dies at 88
19 February 1997 : Stanley Pearson: Footballer, dies at 76
19 February 1996 : Brenda Bruce: Actress (December Bride, Nightmare), dies at 77
19 February 1996 : Grant Sawyer: US politician, dies at 76
19 February 1996 : Madhaviah Krishnan: Naturalist, dies at 83
19 February 1995 : Ian Ball: Photographer, dies at 80
19 February 1994 : Derek Jarman: Actor / director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52
19 February 1994 : Georges Watin: Algerian / French officer (OAS), dies at 71

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19 February 1998 : Soyuz TM-26 lands
19 February 1998 : US hockey team destroys their rooms at Olympic village in Japan
19 February 1997 : FCC makes available 311 for non-emergency calls and 711 for hearing or speech-impaired emergency calls
19 February 1996 : Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in York PA on WQXA 105.7 FM
19 February 1995 : 1st broadcast of "Woman of Independent Means" on NBC-TV
19 February 1995 : Kenneth Koch wins Bollingen Prize
19 February 1995 : Linford Christie runs European record 60m indoor (6.47 seconds)
19 February 1995 : Linford Christie runs world record 200m indoor (20.25 seconds)
19 February 1993 : Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA
19 February 1992 : "Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances

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