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March 2nd is the 61st day of the year (62nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 304 days remaining until the end of the year.
On this page, we have placed information about March 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 March 2nd
1793 Sam Houston (President of Republic of Texas)
1876 Pope Pius XII (Pope 1939-1958)
1904 Theodor Seuss Giesel, "Dr Seuss" (author)
1919 Tamara Toumanova (ballerina, actress)
1923 Basil Hume (Roman Catholic Cardinal)
1931 Mikhail Gorbachev (Soviet leader)
1942 Lou Reed (singer, musician)
1944 Rory Gallagher (guitarist)
1947 Harry Redknapp (soccer player and manager)
1948 Rory Gallagher (singer-songwriter, guitarist)
1950 Karen Carpenter (singer)
1953 Russ Feingold (US Senator)
1955 Shoko Asahara (Japanese cult leader - founded Aum Shinrikyp)
1955 Jay Osmond (singer, drummer - The Osmonds)
1958 Ian Woosnam (golf player)
1962 Jon Bon Jovi (singer, actor - Bon Jovi)
1965 Lembit Öpik (British politician)
1968 Daniel Craig (actor)
1973 Trevor Sinclair (soccer player)
1977 Chris Martin (singer - Cold Play)
1981 Bryce Dallas Howard (actress)
1984 Elizabeth Jagger (model, actress)
March 2nd in History
1498 Portuguese navigator, Vasco da Gama's fleet, visits the Island of Mozambique, which is off the coast of present day Mozambique.
1717 The Loves of Mars and Venus is the first ballet performed in England.
1797 Bank of England issues the first one-pound and two-pound bank notes.
1807 US bans the importation of slaves into the United States.
1836 Texas declares its independence from Mexico.
1855 Alexander II becomes Tsar of Russia.
1867 US Congress passes the Reconstruction Act.
1882 Queen Victoria narrowly escapes an assassination attempt.
1901 US Congress passes the Platt Amendment, which limits the autonomy of Cuba.
1919 First Communist International ("Comintern") meeting held in Moscow.
1929 San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge (at the time the longest bridge in the world) opens.
1933 The movie King Kong premieres.
1956 Morocco becomes independent from France.
1969 First test flight of Concorde in Toulouse, France
1970 Rhodesia declares itself a republic.
1972 Pioneer 10 space craft launched.
1978 Vladimír Remek, a Czech, is the first non-Russian or non-American to go into space, on board the Soviet Soyuz 28 spacecraft.
1983 Compact Discs and players go on sale in the United States.
1990 Nelson Mandela elected deputy President of the African National Congress.
1995 Top quark discovered at the Fermilab.
1995 Yahoo! incorporated.
March 2nd is also
Saint Chad's Day (Catholicism, Anglicanism)
People born on March 2nd are Pisces
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