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February 3 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 3rd:
February 3rd - Deaths:
619 – Laurence of Canterbury - 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury
699 – Saint Werburgh
1014 – King Sweyn I of Denmark
1116 – King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)
1399 – John of Gaunt - 1st Duke of Lancaster (b. 1340)
1428 – Ashikaga Yoshimochi - Japanese shogun (b. 1386)
1451 – Murad II - Ottoman Sultan (b. 1404)
1468 – Johannes Gutenberg - German publisher
1566 – George Cassander - Flemish theologian (b. 1513)
1619 – Henry Brooke - 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (b. 1564)
1737 – Tommaso Ceva - Italian Mathematician (b. 1648)
1802 – Pedro Rodríguez - Conde de Campomanes, Spanish statesman (b. 1723)
1832 – George Crabbe - English naturalist (b. 1754)
1862 – Jean-Baptiste Biot - French physicist (b. 1774)
1866 – François-Xavier Garneau - French Canadian poet & historian (b. 1809)
1873 – Isaac Baker Brown - English gynaecologist & surgeon (b. 1811)
1874 – Lunalilo - Hawaiian monarch (b. 1835)
1889 – Belle Starr - American outlaw (b. 1848)
1922 – John Butler Yeats - Northern Irish artist (b. 1839)
1924 – Woodrow Wilson - 28th President of the United States, Nobel laureate (b. 1856)
1929 – Agner Krarup Erlang - Danish scientist (b. 1878)
1935 – Hugo Junkers - German engineer (b. 1859)
1936 – Sophie of Schönburg-Waldenburg - consort of William of Wied, Prince of Albania (b. 1885)
1937 – Marija Leiko - Latvian film actress (b. 1887)
1945 – Roland Freisler - Nazi leader (b. 1893)
1947 – Marc Mitscher - American Navy Admiral (b. 1887)
1952 – Harold L. Ickes - American administrator & politician (b. 1874)
1956 – Émile Borel - French mathematician (b. 1871)
1956 – Johnny Claes - Belgian racing driver (b. 1916)
1959 – The Day the Music Died
  • Buddy Holly - American singer (b. 1936)
  • Roger Peterson - pilot (b. 1937)
  • Ritchie Valens - American singer (b. 1941)
  • J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson - American singer (b. 1930)
1960 – Fred Buscaglione - Italian singer & actor (b. 1921)
1961 – Viscount Dunrossil - Australian governor-general (b. 1893)
1964 – Sir Albert Richardson - English architect (b. 1880)
1967 – Joe Meek - English record producer (b. 1929)
1969 – Eduardo Mondlane Mozambican independence founder (b. 1920)
1975 – William D. Coolidge - American physicist & inventor (b. 1873)
1975 – Umm Kulthum - Egyptian singer (b. 1904)
1985 – Frank Oppenheimer - American physicist (b. 1912)
1989 – John Cassavetes - American actor (b. 1929)
1989 – Lionel Newman - American movie music orchestra leader, composer & arranger (b. 1916)
1991 – Harry Ackerman - American TV executive producer (b. 1912)
1991 – Nancy Kulp - American actress (b. 1921)
1998 – Fat Pat - American rapper (Screwed Up Click) (b. 1970)
2003 – Lana Clarkson - American actress & model (b. 1962)
2009 – Sheng-yen - Buddhist monk & founder of Dharma Drum Mountain. (b. 1930)


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February 3 - Births

Calendar Date February 3rd:
February 3rd - Births:
1338 – Jeanne de Bourbon - wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)
1677 – Jan Santini Aichel - Czech architect (d. 1723)
1689 – Blas de Lezo - Spanish admiral (d. 1741)
1690 – Richard Rawlinson - English minister (d. 1755)
1721 – Friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz - Prussian general (d. 1773)
1747 – Samuel Osgood - American patriot (d. 1813)
1777 – John Cheyne - British physician, surgeon & author (d. 1836)
1795 – Antonio José de Sucre - South American independence leader (d. 1830)
1807 – Joseph E. Johnston - American Confederate general (d. 1891)
1808 – Princess Marie of Saxe-Weimar - Princess of Prussia (d. 1877)
1809 – Felix Mendelssohn - German composer (d. 1847)
1811 – Horace Greeley - American journalist, editor, & publisher (d. 1872)
1817 – Achille Ernest Oscar Joseph Delesse - French geologist (d. 1881)
1821 – Elizabeth Blackwell - American physician (d. 1910)
1824 – Ranald MacDonald - Canadian-born Scottish educator & interpreter (d. 1894)
1826 – Walter Bagehot - English essayist, journalist & businessman (d. 1877)
1830 – Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil - 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1903)
1842 – Sidney Lanier - American writer (d. 1881)
1843 – William Cornelius Van Horne - American-born railway pioneer & executive (d. 1915)
1857 – Giuseppe Moretti - Italian sculptor (d. 1935)
1859 – Hugo Junkers - German aircraft designer (d. 1935)
1862 – James Clark McReynolds - American Supreme Court Justice (d. 1946)
1872 – Lou Criger - American baseball player (d. 1934)
1874 – Gertrude Stein - American writer (d. 1946)
1876 – William Tedmarsh - English-born American silent movie actor (d. 1937)
1887 – Juan Negrín - Spanish Prime Minister (d. 1956)
1887 – Georg Trakl - Austrian poet (d. 1914)
1889 – Carl Theodor Dreyer - Danish film director (d. 1968)
1893 – Gaston Julia - French mathematician (d. 1978)
1894 – Norman Rockwell - American illustrator (d. 1978)
1898 – Alvar Aalto - Finnish architect (d. 1976)
1899 – João Café Filho - Brazilian president (d. 1970)
1899 – Lao She - Chinese writer (d. 1966)
1899 – Doris Speed - English actress (d. 1994)
1904 – Luigi Dallapiccola - Italian composer (d. 1975)
1904 – Pretty Boy Floyd - American gangster (d. 1934)
1905 – Arne Beurling - American mathematician(d. 1986)
1907 – James Michener - American author (d. 1997)
1909 – André Cayatte - French filmmaker (d. 1989)
1909 – Simone Weil - French philosopher (d. 1943)
1911 – Jehan Alain - French organist & composer (d. 1940)
1911 – Robert Earl Jones - American actor (d. 2006)
1912 – Jacques Soustelle - French anthropologist (d. 1990)
1912 – Mary Carlisle - American actress & singer
1913 – Richard Seaman - British racing driver (d. 1939)
1918 – Joey Bishop - American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
1918 – Helen Stephens - American runner (d. 1994)
1920 – Tony Gaze - Australian racing driver
1920 – Henry Heimlich - American physician
1923 – Alys Robi - French Canadian singer
1924 – E. P. Thompson - English socialist historian, (The Making of the English Working Class), (d. 1993)
1924 – Martial Asselin - Canadian politician & lieutenant governor of Quebec
1925 – Keith Dunstan - Australian author & journalist
1925 – John Fiedler - American voice actor (d. 2005)
1925 – Leon Schlumpf - member of the Swiss Federal Council
1926 – Shelley Berman - American comedian
1926 – Hans-Jochen Vogel - German politician
1927 – Kenneth Anger - American Underground Filmmaker
1927 – Val Doonican - Irish singer & entertainer
1927 – Joan Lowery Nixon - American writer (d. 2003)
1927 – Blas Ople - Filipino politician (d. 2003)
1928 – Frankie Vaughan - English singer (d. 1999)
1929 – Ken Shipp - American football coach
1930 – Gillian Ayres - English painter
1932 – Peggy Ann Garner - American actress (d. 1984)
1933 – Paul Sarbanes - American politician
1938 – Victor Buono - American actor (d. 1982)
1938 – Emile Griffith - US Virgin Islands boxer
1939 – Michael Cimino - American film director
1940 – Fran Tarkenton - American football player
1941 – Neil Bogart - American record executive (d. 1982)
1941 – Dory Funk - Jr., American professional wrestler
1943 – Blythe Danner - American actress
1943 – Dennis Edwards - American singer (The Temptations)
1943 – Shawn Phillips - American singer, guitarist & songwriter
1944 – Trisha Noble - Australian singer & actress
1945 – Johnny Cymbal - American singer & songwriter (d. 1993)
1945 – Bob Griese - American football player
1947 – Paul Auster - American novelist
1947 – Dave Davies - English musician (The Kinks)
1947 – Stephen McHattie - Canadian actor
1947 – Melanie Safka - American singer-songwriter
1948 – Carlos Felipe Ximenes Belo - East Timorese politician, Nobel Peace laureate
1948 – Henning Mankell - Swedish author
1949 – Arthur Kane - American musician (d. 2004)
1949 – Hennie Kuiper - Dutch cyclist
1950 – Morgan Fairchild - American actress
1951 – Eugenijus Riabovas - Lithuanian football manager
1952 – Fred Lynn - American baseball player
1953 – Savvas Tsitouridis - Greek politician
1954 – Tiger Williams - Canadian ice hockey player
1955 – Stephen Euin Cobb - American novelist
1955 – Kirsty Wark - British broadcast journalist
1956 – John Jefferson - American football player
1956 – Nathan Lane - American actor
1956 – Lee Ranaldo - American musician (Sonic Youth)
1957 – Chico Serra - Brazilian racing driver
1957 – Steven Stapleton - English musician (Nurse With Wound)
1958 – Joe F. Edwards - Jr., American astronaut
1958 – N. Gregory Mankiw - American economist
1959 – Thomas Calabro - American actor
1959 – Yasuharu Konishi - Japanese musician (Pizzicato Five)
1959 – Lol Tolhurst - English musician (The Cure)
1959 – Ferzan Özpetek - Turkish cinema director
1960 – Kerry Von Erich - American professional wrestler (d. 1993)
1961 – Jay Adams - American skateboarder
1961 – Linda Eder - American singer
1961 – Keith Gordon - American actor
1962 – Michele Greene - American actress
1962 – Marty Jannetty - American professional wrestler
1963 – Raghuram Rajan - American economist
1965 – Karlous Marx Shinohamba - Namibian politician
1965 – Kathleen Kinmont - American actress
1965 – Maura Tierney - American actress
1966 – Frank Coraci - American film director
1966 – Kostas Patavoukas - Greek basketball player
1967 – Dave Benson Phillips - English children's TV presenter
1967 – Bob Taylor - English footballer
1968 – Vlade Divac - Serbian basketball player
1969 – Retief Goosen - South African golfer
1969 – Robert Pack - American basketball player
1970 – Óscar Córdoba - Colombian footballer
1970 – Warwick Davis - English actor
1971 – Sean Dawkins - American football player
1971 – Elisa Donovan - American actress
1971 – Vincent Elbaz - French actor
1971 – Hong Seok-cheon - South Korean actor
1971 – Sarah Kane - English playwright (d. 1999)
1972 – Jesper Kyd - Danish film & video game music composer
1972 – Mart Poom - Estonian footballer
1973 – Ilana Sod - Mexican journalist
1974 – Konrad Gałka - Polish swimmer
1974 – Julie Meadows - American pornographic actress
1974 – Miriam Yeung - Hong Kong actress
1976 – Mathieu Dandenault - Canadian ice hockey player
1976 – Isla Fisher - Australian actress
1976 – Tim Heidecker - American comedian
1976 – Dwayne Rudd - American football player
1977 – Daddy Yankee - Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
1978 – Adrian R'Mante - American actor
1978 – Eliza Schneider - American actress & singer
1980 – Sarah Lewitinn - American writer
1980 – Kim E-Z - former member of the Korean girl group Baby V.O.X.
1980 – Rakhi Sawant - Indian item girl
1981 – Alisa Reyes - American actress & singer
1981 – Maurice Ross - Scottish footballer
1982 – Alan Gurr - Australian V8 Supercar driver
1982 – Jessica Harp - American singer (The Wreckers)
1983 – Richard Bartel - American football player
1983 – Silambarasan Rajendar - Indian Tamil actor
1983 – Gabriel Sargissian - Armenian chess Grandmaster
1988 – Kyuhyun - a singer, a member of Korean boy group Super Junior
1989 – Slobodan Rajković - Serbian footballer
1989 – Ryne Sanborn - American actor
1990 – Sean Kingston - Jamaican/American singer/rapper


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February 3 - General (Calendar Date)

February 3rd - Basic Facts:
  • February 3 is the 34th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 331 days remaining until the end of the year (332 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is February 2
  • Next day is February 4.
February 3rd Births (Here)

February 3rd Deaths (Here)

February 3 Events:

1112 – Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona & Douce I of Provence marry - leading to unification of the fortunes of these 2 states.
1377 – Cesena Bloodbath - more than 2,000 people of the Italian city of Cesena are slaughtered by Papal Troops.
1451 – Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
1488 – Bartolomeu Dias of Portugal lands in Mossel Bay after rounding the Cape of Good Hope - the 1st known European to travel so far south.
1509 – The Battle of Diu (in Diu, India) - between Portugal & the Ottoman Empire.
1534 – The Irish rebel Silken Thomas is executed by the order of Henry VIII in London, England.
1637 – Tulip mania collapses in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) by government order.
1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.
1706 – During the Battle of Fraustadt Swedish forces defeat a superior Saxon-Polish-Russian force by deploying a double envelopment.
1783 – Spain recognizes United States independence (American Revolutionary War).
1787 – Shays' Rebellion is crushed.
1807 – A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now the capital of Uruguay.
1809 – The Illinois Territory is created.
1813 – The Battle of San Lorenzo takes place - at the Argentine War of Independence.
1830 – The sovereignty of Greece is confirmed in a London Protocol.
1834 – Wake Forest University is established.
1852 – The Battle of Caseros marks the end of the hegemony of Buenos Aires Province Governor Juan Manuel de Rosas over the Argentine Confederation.
1867 – Emperor Meiji becomes the 122nd emperor of Japan.
1870 – The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified - it guarantees voting rights to citizens regardless of race.
1900 – Gubernatorial candidate William Goebel is assassinated in Frankfort, Kentucky.
1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose & collect an income tax.
1916 – Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
1917 – World War I - The United States breaks off diplomatic relations with Germany a day after the latter announced a new policy of unrestricted submarine warfare.
1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world (11,920 feet, or 3,633 meters long).
1930 – The Communist Party of Vietnam is established.
1931 – The Hawke's Bay earthquake, New Zealand's worst natural disaster, kills 258.
1944 – World War II - During the Gilbert & Marshall Islands campaign, U.S. Army & Marine forces seize Kwajalein Atoll from the defending Japanese garrison.
1945 – World War II - part of Operation Thunderclap, 1,000 B-17's of the Eighth Air Force bomb Berlin.
1947 – The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
1957 – Senegalese political party Democratic Rally merges into the Senegalese Party of Socialist Action (PSAS).
1958 – Founding of the Benelux Economic Union, creating a testing ground for a later European Economic Community.
1959 – Plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, & pilot Roger Peterson & the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.
1960 – British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan speaks of the "a wind of change" of increasing national consciousness blowing through colonial Africa, signalling that his Government was likely to support decolonisation.
1966 – The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
1967 – Ronald Ryan, is hanged in Pentridge Prison, Melbourne - the last person to be executed in Australia.
1969 – In Cairo, Yasser Arafat is appointed Palestine Liberation Organization leader at the Palestinian National Congress.
1971 – New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn & survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.
1984 – Dr. John Buster & the research team at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center announce history's first embryo transfer, from one woman to another resulting in a live birth.
1984 – Space Shuttle program: STS-41-B is launched using Space Shuttle Challenger.
1988 – Iran-Contra Affair: The United States House of Representatives rejects President Ronald Reagan's request for $36.25 million to aid Nicaraguan Contras.
1989 – After a stroke, P.W. Botha resigns party leadership & the presidency of South Africa.
1989 – A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
1996 – The Lijiang earthquake in Lijiang, Yunnan, China.
1998 – Cavalese cable-car disaster: a United States Military pilot causes the death of 20 people when his low-flying plane cuts the cable of a cable-car near Trento, Italy.


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