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February 2nd

February 2nd is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 332 days remaining until the end of the year (333 days in leap years).

On this page, we have placed information about February 2nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on February 2nd

1649 Pope Benedict XIII (Pope 1724-1730)

1882 James Joyce (author)

1905 Ayn Rand (author)

1924 Valé Giscard d'Estaing (President of France 1974-1981)

1931 Les Dawson (comedian, actor)

1940 David Jason (actor)

1947 Farrah Fawcett (actress)

Farrah Fawcett

1949 Brent Spiner (actor)

1950 Libby Purves (journalist, author)

1954 Christine Brinkley (model)

Christine Brinkley

1971 Michelle Gayle (singer-songwriter, actress)

1977 Shakira (singer)

1979 Shamitta Shetty (Bollywood actress, interior designer)

1996 Harry Winks (soccer player)

February 2nd in History

1653 New Amsterdam (today New York City) incorporated.

1876 National League of Professional Baseball Clubs of Major League Baseball formed.

1880 First electric streetlight installed in Wabash, Indiana.

1901 Funeral of Queen Victoria.

Queen Victoria

1913 Grand Central Terminal opens in New York City.

1914 Charlie Chaplin makes his film debut in "Making a Living".

Charlie Chaplin

1922 Ulysses by James Joyce is published.

1943 Last German forces in Stalingrad surrender to the Soviets.

1979 Sid Vicious of the Sex Pistols dies from a heroin overdose.

1989 Last Soviet armored column leaves Kabul, Afghanistan.

1990 South African State President Fredrik Willem de Klerk announces the unbanning of the African National Congress (ANC) and that Nelson Mandela will be released from prison.

F. W. de Klerk

2005 Government of Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act. This law, when passed legalizes same-sex marriage.

February 2nd is also

Groundhog Day (USA and Canada)

Groundhog Day

Crepe Day (France)

Candlemas (Catholicism)


People born on February 2nd are Aquarius


Aquarius Information: Aquarius Links:

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