(Saturday, February 19, 1983) — “Baby, Come to Me” by Patti Austin and James Ingram peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for two weeks (February 19/26, 1983).
(Saturday, February 19, 1983) — “New Frontier” by Donald Fagen peaked at #70 on today’s Billboard’s Hot 100 singles chart for one week.
Video: '1950s Housewife to Women's Activist: Betty Friedan'
(Tuesday, February 19, 1963) — The book The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan, sparking the beginning of second-wave feminism in the United States, was published today by W.W. Norton & Co.
Video: 'The World At War: Tough Old Gut Italy 1/5' (Feb. 19-25, 1943, at 5:21)
(Friday, February 19, 1943; during the Battle of the Kasserine Pass, part of the Tunisian Campaign of World War II) — German Gen. Erwin Rommel and his Afrika Korps launched an offensive today against an Allied defensive line in Tunisia, North Africa, in the first large-scale meeting of American and German forces of the war.
Video: 'Happy Halloween (The Wah Mee Massacre)'
(Saturday, February 19, 1983, 12:30 a.m. PST) — 13 people were shot to death this morning at a gambling club in Seattle’s Chinatown in what became known as the Wah Mee massacre.