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February 2 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 2nd:
February 2nd - Deaths:
1124 – Borivoj II - Duke of Bohemia
1218 – Konstantin of Rostov - Prince of Novgorod (b. 1186)
1250 – Eric XI of Sweden (b. 1216)
1307 – Oljeitu Temur Khagan - Emperor of the Mongol Empire & the Yuan Dynasty (b. 1265)
1461 – Owen Tudor - Welsh founder of the Tudor dynasty of England
1529 – Baldassare Castiglione - Italian writer (b. 1478)
1580 – Bessho Nagaharu - Japanese retainer (b. 1558)
1594 – Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina - Italian composer (b. 1525)
1648 – George Abbot - English writer
1660 – Govert Flinck - Dutch painter (b. 1615)
1660 – Gaston - Duke of Orléans - French politician (b. 1608)
1661 – Lucas Holstenius - German humanist (b. 1596)
1688 – Abraham Duquesne - French naval officer (b. 1610)
1704 – Guillaume François Antoine - Marquis de l'Hôpital, French mathematician (b. 1661)
1712 – Martin Lister - English naturalist & physician
1714 – John Sharp - English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
1723 – Antonio Maria Valsalva - Italian anatomist (b. 1666)
1768 – Robert Smith - English mathematician (b. 1689)
1769 – Pope Clement XIII (b. 1693)
1802 – Welbore Ellis - 1st Baron Mendip, British statesman (b. 1713)
1804 – George Walton - Signer of the Declaration of Independence (b. 1749-50)
1895 – Archduke Albert - Austrian general (b. 1817)
1904 – William C. Whitney - American financier (b. 1841)
1907 – Dmitri Mendeleev - Russian chemist (b. 1834)
1909 – Carlo Acton - Italian composer & concert pianist (b. 1829)
1918 – John L. Sullivan - American heavyweight boxer (b. 1858)
1922 – William Desmond Taylor - Irish film director (b. 1872)
1925 – Jaap Eden - Dutch skater & cyclist (b. 1873)
1926 – Vladimir Sukhomlinov - Russian general (b. 1848)
1932 – Agha Petros - Assyrian nationalist leader (b. 1880)
1942 – Daniil Kharms - Russian playwright (b. 1905)
1945 – Carl Friedrich Goerdeler - German politician, member of the German resistance (b. 1884)
1945 – Johannes Popitz - Prussian finance minister, member of the German resistance (b. 1884)
1945 – Alfred Delp - German Jesuit priest, member of the German resistance (b. 1907)
1948 – Bevil Rudd - South African athlete (b. 1894)
1948 – Thomas W. Lamont - American banker; father or Corliss Lamont; great-grandfather of Ned Lamont (b. 1870)
1950 – Constantin Carathéodory - Greek mathematician (b. 1873)
1956 – Charles Grapewin - American actor (b. 1869)
1956 – Pyotr Konchalovsky - Russian painter (b. 1876)
1957 – Grigory Landsberg - Russian physicist (b. 1890)
1961 – Anna May Wong - American actress (b. 1905)
1962 – Shlomo Hestrin - Canadian-born Israeli biochemist (b. 1914)
1969 – Boris Karloff - English actor (b. 1887)
1970 – Lawrence Gray - American actor (b. 1898)
1970 – Bertrand Russell - 3rd Earl Russell, English mathematician, writer & philosopher, Nobel laureate (b. 1872)
1972 – Natalie Clifford Barney - American writer (b. 1876)
1973 – Hendrik Elias - Belgian politician (b. 1902)
1974 – Imre Lakatos - Hungarian philosopher (b. 1922)
1979 – Sid Vicious - English musician (Sex Pistols) (b. 1957)
1980 – Hanna Rovina - Israeli actress
1980 – William Howard Stein - Nobel laureate (b. 1911)
1982 – Paul Desruisseaux - French Canadian lawyer, businessman & politician (b. 1905)
1983 – Sam Chatmon - American blues musician (b. 1897)
1987 – Castilho - Brazilian footballer (b. 1927)
1987 – Alistair MacLean - Scottish novelist (b. 1922)
1988 – Marcel Bozzuffi - French film actor (b. 1929)
1989 – Ondrej Nepela - Slovak figure skater (b. 1951)
1989 – Arnold Nordmeyer - New Zealand politician (b. 1901)
1990 – Joe Erskine - Welsh boxer (b. 1934)
1992 – Bert Parks - American television host (b. 1914)
1995 – Fred Perry - British tennis player (b. 1909)
1995 – Thomas Hayward - American tenor (b. 1917)
1995 – Donald Pleasence - English actor (b. 1919)
1996 – Gene Kelly - American dancer, actor, & director (b. 1912)
1997 – Erich Eliskases - Austrian chess player (b. 1913)
1997 – Sanford Meisner - American actor (b. 1904)
1999 – David McComb - Australian musician (The Triffids) (b. 1962)
2002 – Paul Baloff - American singer (Exodus) (b. 1960)
2002 – Claude Brown - American writer (b. 1937)
2003 – Lou Harrison - American composer (b. 1917)
2004 – Bernard McEveety - American film director (b. 1924)
2005 – Max Schmeling - German boxer (b. 1905)
2007 – Vijay Arora - Indian film & television actor (b. 1944)
2007 – Billy Henderson - American singer (The Spinners) (b. 1939)
2007 – Joe Hunter - American pianist & bandleader of The Funk Brothers (b. 1927)
2007 – Filippo Raciti - Italian police officer (b. 1967)
2007 – Masao Takemoto - Japanese gymnast (b. 1919)
2007 – Eric von Schmidt - American folk/blues singer-songwriter (b. 1931)
2008 – Katoucha - Guinean model & activist (b. 1960)


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February 2 - Births

Calendar Date February 2nd:
February 2nd - Births:
1208 – James I of Aragon (d. 1276)
1455 – King John of Denmark (d. 1513)
1494 – Bona Sforza - queen of Sigismund I of Poland (d. 1557)
1502 – Damião de Góis - Portuguese philosopher (d. 1574)
1506 – René de Birague - French cardinal & chancellor (d. 1583)
1522 – Lodovico Ferrari - Italian mathematician (d. 1565)
1600 – Gabriel Naudé - French librarian & scholar (d. 1653)
1613 – Noël Chabanel - French Jesuit missionary (d. 1649)
1621 – Johannes Schefferus - Alsatian humanist (d. 1679)
1649 – Pope Benedict XIII (d. 1730)
1650 – Nell Gwynne - English actress & royal mistress (d. 1687)
1669 – Louis Marchand - French organist & harpsichordist (d. 1732)
1695 – William Borlase - English naturalist (d. 1772)
1695 – François de Chevert - French general (d. 1769)
1700 – Johann Christoph Gottsched - German writer (d. 1766)
1711 – Wenzel Anton von Kaunitz - Austrian diplomat (d. 1794)
1714 – Gottfried August Homilius - German composer (d. 1785)
1717 – Ernst Gideon Freiherr von Laudon - Austrian field marshal (d. 1790)
1754 – Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord - French diplomat & statesman (d. 1838)
1786 – Jacques Philippe Marie Binet - French mathematician (d. 1856)
1802 – Jean Baptiste Boussingault - French chemist (d. 1887)
1803 – Albert Sidney Johnston - American Confederate general (d. 1862)
1829 – Alfred Brehm - German zoologist (d. 1884)
1829 – William Stanley - inventor & engineer (d. 1909)
1841 – François-Alphonse Forel - Swiss hydrologist (d. 1912)
1842 – Yulian Vasilievich Sokhotski - Russian mathematician (d. 1927)
1849 – Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav - Slovak poet (d. 1921)
1851 – José Guadalupe Posada - Mexican artist (d. 1913)
1860 – Curtis Guild - Jr., American politician (d. 1915)
1861 – Solomon R. Guggenheim - American art collector & philanthropist (d. 1949)
1873 – Konstantin von Neurath - German diplomat & statesman (d. 1956)
1875 – Fritz Kreisler - Austrian violinist (d. 1962)
1878 – Alfréd Hajós - Hungarian swimmer (d. 1955)
1881 – Orval Overall - American baseball player (d. 1947)
1882 – James Joyce - Irish author (d. 1941)
1887 – Ernst Hanfstängl - German pianist & politician (d. 1975)
1888 – Frederick Lane - Australian swimmer (d. 1969)
1889 – Jean de Lattre de Tassigny - French general, posthumous Marshal of France (d. 1952)
1890 – Charles Correll - American actor (d. 1972)
1893 – Cornelius Lanczos - Hungarian mathematician (d. 1974)
1893 – Raoul Riganti - Argentine racing driver (d. 1970)
1895 – George Halas - American NFL co-founder (d. 1983)
1896 – Kazimierz Kuratowski - Polish mathematician & logician (d. 1980)
1897 – Aimé Avignon - France's former oldest living man (d. 2007)
1897 – Howard Johnson - American hotelier (d. 1972)
1900 – Willie Kamm - American baseball player (d. 1988)
1901 – Jascha Heifetz - Lithuanian violinist (d. 1987)
1902 – Newbold Morris - American politician (d. 1966)
1905 – Ayn Rand - Russian-born American author & philosopher (d. 1982)
1908 – Wes Ferrell - American baseball player (d. 1976)
1909 – Frank Albertson - American actor (d. 1964)
1912 – Millvina Dean - last living survivor of the RMS Titanic (d. 2009)
1912 – Burton Lane - American composer & lyricist (d. 1997)
1913 – Poul Reichhardt - Danish actor (d. 1985)
1914 – Eric Kierans - Canadian politician & economist (d. 2004)
1915 – Abba Eban - Israeli diplomat (d. 2002)
1915 – Stan Leonard - Canadian professional golfer (d. 2005)
1916 – Xuân Diệu - Vietnamese poet (d. 1985)
1916 – Olaf Pooley - English actor
1917 – Đỗ Mười - Vietnamese leader
1918 – Hella S. Haasse - Dutch writer
1923 – James Dickey - American poet & author (d. 1997)
1923 – Bonita Granville - American actress (d. 1988)
1923 – Red Schoendienst - American baseball player & manager
1923 – Liz Smith - American gossip columnist
1924 – Elfi von Dassanowsky - Austrian-born American producer & musician (d. 2007)
1925 – Elaine Stritch - American actress
1926 – Valéry Giscard d'Estaing - French politician
1927 – Stan Getz - American musician (d. 1991)
1928 – Aloyisus Leon Higginbotham - Jr, American civil rights activist (d. 1998)
1929 – George Band - British mountaineer
1929 – Věra Chytilová - Czech director
1931 – Dries van Agt - Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977 until 1982
1931 – Les Dawson - British comedian (d. 1993)
1931 – Judith Viorst - American author
1932 – Robert Mandan - American actor
1933 – Tony Jay - English actor (d. 2006)
1933 – Than Shwe - ruler of Myanmar
1936 – Duane Jones - American actor
1937 – Don Buford - American baseball player
1937 – Remak Ramsay - American actor
1937 – Tom Smothers - American musician & comedian
1939 – Akbar Adibi - Iranian scientist (d. 2000)
1940 – Wayne Fontes - American football coach
1940 – David Jason - English actor
1941 – Terry Biddlecombe - English horse racing jockey
1942 – Graham Nash - British-born American musician
1943 – Susan Hanson - English actress
1944 – Andrew Davis - British conductor
1944 – Karen Foss - American broadcaster
1944 – Geoffrey Hughes - British actor
1946 – Alpha Oumar Konaré - Mali politician
1947 – Farrah Fawcett - American actress (d. 2009)
1948 – Ina Garten - American author & TV personality
1948 – Al McKay - American guitarist & songwriter (Earth, Wind & Fire)
1948 – Roger Williamson - English racecar driver (d. 1973)
1949 – Francisco Maturana - Colombian football manager
1949 – Brent Spiner - American actor
1949 – Ross Valory - American musician (Journey)
1950 – Genichiro Tenryu - Japanese professional wrestler
1950 – Barbara Sukowa - German actress
1952 – John Cornyn - American politician
1953 – Duane Chapman - American bounty hunter
1954 – Christie Brinkley - American model
1954 – Hansi Hinterseer - Austrian singer & actor
1954 – John Tudor - American baseball player
1955 – Leszek Engelking - Polish poet, writer & translator
1955 – Virginia Leng - British equestrian
1957 – Phil Barney - French singer
1958 – Michel Marc Bouchard - Quebec playwright
1960 – Jari Porttila - Finnish sports journalist
1961 – Lauren Lane - American actress
1961 – Steve Penney - National Hockey League goaltender
1962 – Andy Fordham - English darts player
1962 – Paul Kilgus - American baseball player
1962 – Michael T. Weiss - American actor
1963 – Eva Cassidy - American singer (d. 1996)
1963 – Philip Laats - Belgian judoka
1965 – Carl Airey - English footballer
1965 – Naoki Sano - Japanese professional wrestler
1966 – Andrei Chesnokov - Russian tennis player
1966 – D. C. Douglas - American actor & director
1966 – Robert DeLeo - American musician (Stone Temple Pilots)
1967 – Arturs Irbe - Latvian hockey player
1967 – Laurent Nkunda - Congolese military leader
1968 – Sean Elliott - American basketball player
1968 – Scott Erickson - American baseball player
1968 – Simon Wickham-Smith - British musician
1968 – Thomas Teige - German martial artist, actor & record holder
1969 – Valeri Karpin - Russian footballer
1969 – Tim Sherwood - English footballer
1970 – C. Ernst Harth - Canadian actor
1970 – Nikolaos Michopoulos - Greek footballer
1970 – Roar Strand - Norwegian footballer
1970 – Jennifer Westfeldt - American actress
1972 – Tego Calderón - Puerto Rican reggaeton artist
1972 – Dana International - Israeli singer
1972 – Melvin Mora - Venezuelan baseball player
1973 – Aleksander Tammert - Estonian discus thrower
1973 – Marissa Jaret Winokur - American actress
1975 – Todd Bertuzzi - Canadian hockey player
1975 – Vaggelis Koutsoures - Greek footballer
1975 – Ieroklis Stoltidis - Greek footballer
1975 – Niclas Wallin - Swedish hockey player
1976 – James Hickman - British swimmer
1976 – Lori Beth Denberg - American actress
1977 – Heather Martin - American gospel singer
1977 – Shakira - Colombian singer
1977 – Libor Sionko - Czech football player
1978 – Eden Espinosa - American singer & actress
1978 – Barry Ferguson - Scotish football player
1978 – Rich Sommer - American actor
1979 – Urmo Aava - Estonian rally driver
1979 – Fani Chalkia - Greek hurdler
1979 – Shamita Shetty - Indian actress
1979 – Irini Terzoglou - Greek shot putter
1980 – Teddy Hart - Canadian professional wrestler
1980 – Gucci Mane - American rapper
1980 – Oleguer Presas - Spanish football player
1981 – Jason Kapono - American basketball player
1982 – Sergio Castaño - Spanish footballer
1982 – Han Ga In - South Korean model/actress
1982 – Kelly Mazzante - American basketball player
1982 – Brandy Talore - American pornographic actress
1983 – Ronny Cedeño - Venezuelan baseball player
1983 – Carolina Klüft - Swedish athlete
1983 – Will South - British musician (Thirteen Senses)
1983 – Jordin Tootoo - Canadian hockey player
1983 – Alex Westaway - British musician
1984 – Renn Kiriyama - Japanese actor
1987 – Gerard Piqué - Spanish football player
1987 – Martin Spanjers - American actor
1990 – Dan Gosling - English footballer
1992 – Danielle White - American singer


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February 2 - General (Calendar Date)

February 2nd - Basic Facts:
  • February 2 is the 33nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 332 days remaining until the end of the year (333 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 1.
  • Next day is February 3.
February 2nd Births (Here)

February 2nd Deaths (Here)

February 2 Events:

506 – Alaric II, 8th king of the Visigoths promulgates the The Breviary of Alaric (Breviarium Alaricianum or Lex Romana Visigothorum) a collection of Roman law.
962 – Translatio imperii - Pope John XII crowns Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor, the first Holy Roman Emperor in nearly 40 years.
1032 – Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor becomes King of Burgundy.
1509 – The Battle of Diu takes place near Diu, India, between Portugal & Turkey.
1536 – Spaniard Pedro de Mendoza founds Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1542 – Portuguese under Christovão da Gama capture a Moslem-occupied hill fort in northern Ethiopia in the Battle of Baçente.
1653 – New Amsterdam (later renamed The City of New York) is incorporated.
1709 – Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island - his story inspired the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
1790 – The Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
1812 – Russia establishes a fur trading colony at Fort Ross, California.
1848 – Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed - Mexican-American War.
1848 – California Gold Rush - The first ship with Chinese immigrants arrives in San Francisco, California.
1876 – The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball is formed.
1878 – Greece declares war on Turkey.
1880 – The first electric streetlight is installed in Wabash, Indiana.
1882 – The Knights of Columbus - is formed in New Haven, Connecticut.
1887 – First Groundhog Day is observed in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania.
1899 – The Australian Premiers' Conference held in Melbourne decides to locate Australia's capital city, Canberra, between Sydney & Melbourne.
1901 – Funeral of Queen Victoria.
1913 – Grand Central Terminal is opened in New York City.
1920 – Tartu Peace Treaty - signed between Estonia & Russia.
1920 – France occupies Memel.
1922 – Ulysses by James Joyce is published.
1925 – Serum run to Nome - Dog sleds reach Nome, Alaska with diphtheria serum, inspiring the Iditarod race.
1925 – The Charlevoix-Kamouraska earthquake strikes northeastern North America.
1934 – The Export-Import Bank of the United States is incorporated.
1935 – Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
1940 – Frank Sinatra debuts with the Tommy Dorsey orchestra.
1943 – World War II: The last German forces surrender to the Soviets after the Battle of Stalingrad.
1946 – The Hungarian Republic is proclaimed.
1957 – Iskander Mirza of Pakistan lays the foundation-stone of the Guddu Barrage.
1966 – Pakistan suggests a six-point agenda with Kashmir after the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965.
1967 – The American Basketball Association is formed.
1971 – Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.
1972 – The British embassy in Dublin is destroyed in protest at Bloody Sunday.
1974 – F-16 Fighting Falcon flies for the first time.
1976 – The Groundhog Day gale hits the north-eastern United States & south-eastern Canada.
1980 – Reports surface that the FBI was targeting Congressmen in the Abscam operation.
1980 – The Revolutionary Communist Party of Turkey is founded.
1982 – Hama Massacre: Syria attacks the town of Hama.
1987 – After the 1986 People Power Revolution the Philippines enacts a new constitution.
1989 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: The last Soviet armored column leaves Kabul.
1990 – Apartheid: F.W. de Klerk allows the African National Congress to function legally & promises to release Nelson Mandela.
1998 – Cebu Pacific Flight 387 DC-9-32 crashes into a mountain near Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, killing 104.


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