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 This day in History - February 19
397 Historic Events for February 19
1987

Less than a month after re-signing, A's pitcher Vida Blue retires

Event
1987

Anti-smoking ad airs for 1st time on TV, featuring Yul Brynner

Event
1987

"Stardust" opens at Biltmore Theater NYC for 102 performances

Event
1987

Minn sheriff office arrest FBI most wanted, Thomas G Harrelson

Event
1988

Helga Arendt, Silke-Beate Knoll, Mechthild Kluth, Gisela Kinzel walk indoor female world record 4x200m (1:32.55)

Event
1989

Jaap van de Merwe, Dutch journalist/cabareter (Hadjememaar), dies

Death
1989

Merwe, journalist/cabaret performer (Hadjememaar), dies

Death
1989

Edgar Bowers wins Bollingen Prize

Event
1989

L A Baby orangutan, at Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Birth
1989

"Legs Diamond" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 64 perfs

Event
1990

Michael Powell, Engl director (Life and Death of Col Blimp), dies at 84

Death
1990

Soyuz TM-9 lands

Event
1990

Police kill 8 demonstrators for multi party system in Nepal

Event
1991

Peggy Mondo, actress (Who's Minding the Store), dies at 50

Death
1992

Chet Leaming, dies after brief illness at 66

Death
1992

"Crazy For You" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 1622 performances

Event
1992

Ken Ludwig's musical "Crazy for You," premieres in NYC

Event
1992

Peter Collins discovers nova Cygni 1992

Event
1992

Porn producer Jim Mitchell found guilty of killing his brother Artie

Event
1993

Michael Morrison, actor (Caleb-As the World Turns), dies at 33

Death
1993

Kenya Moore, 22, (Michigan), crowned 42nd Miss USA

Event
1993

Gerhard Gesell, judge (Pentagon Papers), dies of liver cancer at 82

Death
1994

Georges Watin, Algerian/French officer (OAS), dies at 71

Death
1994

Renske Vellinga, Dutch speed-skater, dies in auto-accident at 19

Death
1994

Derek Jarman, actor/director (Tempest), dies of AIDS at 52

Death