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Births for February 02


  • 1502 Damiao de G¢is, Portuguese humanist scholar
  • 1600 Gabriel Naud‚, France, librarian (Mazarin Library)
  • 1641 Claude de la Colombire, French jesuiet/writer/royal chaplain
  • 1641 Claude the la Colombire, French jezu‹et/writer/royal chaplain/zalige
  • 1649 Benedict XIII, (Pierfrancesco Orsini), Italy, 245th pope (1724-30)
  • 1650 Nell (Eleanor) Gwyn, English actress/mistress of King Charles II
  • 1754 Charles de Talleyrand, French statesman
  • 1780 Johannes van den Bosch, gov-gen (Neth East Indies)
  • 1802 Jean-Baptiste JD Boussingault, French chemist
  • 1803 Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1862
  • 1815 Nathaniel Collins McLean, Brig Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1905
  • 1817 John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
  • 1820 Hans E Schack, Danish politician/writer (Phantasterne)
  • 1827 Abner Monroe Perrin, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1864
  • 1835 Luigi Manzotti, Milano, ballet choreographer
  • 1850 Carel V Gerritsen, free thinker
  • 1852 Hƒmid Abdlhak, Istanbul, Turkish romantic poet/playwright
  • 1857 John Six, art historian/art collector
  • 1859 Havelock Ellis, US physician/sexologist (Psychology of Sex)
  • 1861 Mohammed VI Vahideddin, last sultan of Turkey (1918-22)
  • 1861 Solomon R Guggenheim, philanthropist (Guggenheim Museum NYC)
  • 1873 Freiherr Constantine von Neurath, operatta composer (Dollar Princess)
  • 1875 Fritz Kreisler, Vienna Austria, violinist/composer
  • 1878 Christian Gauss, educator/writer (Phi Beta Kappa award namesake)
  • 1881 Karl Frederick, pistol champ (Olympic-gold-1920)
  • 1882 James Joyce, Ire, novelist/poet (Dubliners, Ulysses, Finnigan's Wake)
  • 1882 James Stephens, Irish poet (Crock of Gold)
  • 1884 Julis Deutsch, Austria politician/General Spanish rep army
  • 1884 S Z Sakall, Budapest Hungary, actor (Dolly Sisters, Casablanca)
  • 1885 Giovanni Martinelli, Italian opera singer (NY Met)
  • 1890 Jean J M de Lattre de Tassigny, French gen (Indo-China)
  • 1891 Antonio Segni, premier Italy
  • 1891 Frank Foyston, NHL Hall of Famer (Seattle)
  • 1895 George S Halas, (Papa Bear), end/coach (Bears), co-founder NFL
  • 1899 Benny Rubin, Boston Mass, actor/comedian (Benny Rubin Show)
  • 1900 Asa Smith Bushnell Jr, Springfield Ohio, Sec of US Olympics (1945-65)
  • 1901 Connie Gilchrist, Bkln NY, actress (Cry Havoc, Letter to 3 Wives)
  • 1901 Jascha Heifetz, Vilna Lithuania, US violin virtuoso
  • 1903 Frank McGrath, Mound City Mo, actor (Wagon Train)
  • 1905 Ayn Rand, writer (Atlas Shrugged, Fountainhead)
  • 1907 Bernardas Brazdzionis, Lithuania, poet/editor/critic
  • 1908 Cal Tinney, Okla, comedian (Stop Me If You Heard This One)
  • 1908 Clarence "Buster" Crabbe, swimmer/actor (Olympic-gold-1932)
  • 1908 Renzo Rossellini, Italian composer
  • 1909 Franc Albertson, US, actor (Psycho, Alice Adams)
  • 1911 Jean-Jacques Grunenwald, French organist/composer
  • 1911 Johan J "Jussi" Bj”rling, Swedish tenor
  • 1912 Burton Lane, broadway composer (Finian's Rainbow)
  • 1912 Stefan Schnabel, German actor?
  • 1919 Allie Reynolds, NY Yankee pitcher (1952 AL ERA leader (2.07))
  • 1919 Lisa Debeljevic-della Casa, Swiss singer
  • 1920 An Wang, founder (Wang Labs, Wang Computers)
  • 1923 Al "Red" Schoendienst, baseball manager/2nd baseman (St Louis Cards)
  • 1923 Bonita Granville, NYC, actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger)
  • 1923 James Dickey, author/actor (Deliverance)
  • 1923 Liz Smith, Ft Worth Tx, gossip columnist (NY Daily News, NBC-TV)
  • 1923 Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith, Tx, journlist/author (WNBC, NY Daily News
  • 1926 Elaine Stritch, Detroit Mich, actress (My Sister Eileen, Company)
  • 1926 Miguel Cardinal Obando y Bravo, 1st Cent American cardinal (Nicaragua
  • 1926 Val‚ry Giscard d'Estaing, pres of France (1974-81)
  • 1926 Val‚ry Giscard d'estaing, president France
  • 1926 Wanda Lewis, Struther Ohio, actress (This is Music, Paul Dixon Show)
  • 1927 Friedrich K Flick, German industrialist
  • 1927 Richard Ray, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • 1927 Stan Getz, Phila, jazz tenor saxophonist (Benny Goodman, Jimmy Dorsey
  • 1928 Howard Caine, Nashville Tn, actor (Californians)
  • 1928 Luigi Ciriaco De Mita, PM of Italy (1988- )
  • 1931 Andreas van Agt, Dutch premier (CDA)
  • 1932 Robert Mandan, Clever Mo, actor (Chester-Soap, James-3's a Crowd)
  • 1937 Martina Arroyo, NYC, opera soprano (NY Met)
  • 1937 Tom Smothers, NYC, comedian (Smother Brother Show, Serial)
  • 1940 Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)
  • 1940 Thomas M(ichael) Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)
  • 1942 Bo Hopkins, Greenville SC, actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, Rockford Files
  • 1942 Graham Nash, rocker (Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young-Southern Cross)
  • 1944 Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)
  • 1944 Katherine Crawford, LA Calif, actress (Gemini Man, Captains & Kings)
  • 1944 Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)
  • 1946 Farrah Fawcett-Major, Texas, actress (Charley's Angels, Burning Bed)
  • 1947 Aleksandr Medved, USSR, wrestler (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1947 Peter Lucia, rock drummer (Tommy James & Shondells-Crystal Blue)
  • 1948 Alan McKay, rocker (Earth Wind & Fire-Boogie Wonderland)
  • 1948 Tony DeMeur, rocker (Fabulous Poodles-Anna Rexia, Suicide Bridge)
  • 1949 Jetty Weels, Surinamese/Dutch singer (Mai Tai)
  • 1949 Ross Valory, rock bassist (Journey-Who's Crying Now, Open Arms)
  • 1949 Tom Tripplehorn, rocker (Gary Lewis & Playboys-This Diamond Ring)
  • 1951 Kim Zimmer, Mich, actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live)
  • 1954 Christie Brinkley, (Mrs Billy Joel), model/actress (SI, Vacation)
  • 1955 Brent Spiner, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)
  • 1955 Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)
  • 1958 Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)
  • 1958 Holly Hunter, Conyers Ga, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around)
  • 1973 Sergio Gonzalez, rocker (Menudo-Cannonball)


Passings for February 02


  • 1435 Johanna II, lawless Queen of Naples (1414-35), dies at 61
  • 1594 Giovanni P da Palestrina, Italian composer, dies at 68
  • 1660 Govert Flinck, painter (Isaac blessed Jacob), dies
  • 1685 Charles II, King of England/Scotland/Ireland (1660-85), dies
  • 1723 Antonio M Valsalva, Italian anatomist, dies at 66
  • 1769 Clement XIII, (Carlo Rezzonico), Pope (1758-69), dies at 75
  • 1836 M Laetitia Bonaparte-Ramolino ("Madame Mre"), dies at 85
  • 1881 Aleksej F Pisemski, Russian writer (Clodhopper), dies
  • 1907 Dmitri I Mendelejev, Russian chemist (Periodic Table), dies at 72
  • 1918 John L Sullivan, Mass, heavyweight boxing champ, dies at 59
  • 1929 Albert Steinrck, German actor, dies
  • 1931 Theodor Batthy nyi, Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at 71
  • 1945 Karl F Goerdeler, mayor (Leipzig)/"July 20th plot", hanged at 60
  • 1957 Val‚ry Larbaud, French author/novelist/writer (Amants), dies at 75
  • 1965 Richard P Blackmur, US, critic/publisher (Good European), dies
  • 1969 Boris Karloff, (William H Pratt), British actor (Frankenstein), dies
  • 1969 Giovanni Martinelli, opera singer (NY Met), dies at 83
  • 1970 Bertrand Russell, philosopher, MP, dies at 99 in Merioneth
  • 1978 Wendy Barrie, hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65
  • 1979 Sid Vicious, musician (Sex Pistols), dies of a heroin overdose
  • 1980 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies
  • 1981 Donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88
  • 1982 Stringfellow Barr, US theorist (100 Great Books), dies at 85
  • 1987 Alfred Lion, record founder (Blue Note), dies at 78
  • 1988 Clive Epstein, brother of Brian Epstein, dies at 51
  • 1988 G Mennen Williams, Supreme Court justice, dies at 76 in Detroit
  • 1989 John Cassavetes, US actor (Rosemary's Baby)/director, dies
  • 1992 Bert Parks, (Jacobson), TV host (Miss America), dies at 77
  • 1992 Jack (John T) Aitken, British anatomist, dies
  • 1993 Fran‡ois Reichenbach, French director (L'Am‚rique Isolate), dies


Special events for February 02

  • 506 king Alarik II of Visigoten delegates Lex Romania Visigothorum out
  • 1119 Guido di Borgogna elected Pope Callistus II
  • 1461 2nd battle of St Alban's-Lancastrians defeat Yorkists
  • 1536 Pedro de Mendoza finds Argentine city of Buenos Aires
  • 1653 New Amsterdam becomes a city (later NYC)
  • 1798 Federal St Theater, Boston, becomes 1st in US destroyed by fire
  • 1802 1st leopard exhibited in US, Boston (admission 25›)
  • 1811 Russian settlers establish Ft Ross trading post, north of SF
  • 1823 Rossini's opera "Semiramide" premiers in Venice
  • 1829 Madman Jonathan Martin sets York Cathedral afire, does œ60,000 damage
  • 1843 US & British settlers in Oregon Country choose govtal committee
  • 1848 1st shipload of Chinese arrive in SF
  • 1854 Pope Pius IX encyclical "On persecution of Armenians"
  • 1863 Samuel Clemens becomes Mark Twain for 1st time
  • 1864 -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
  • 1869 James Oliver invents removable tempered steel plow blade
  • 1870 Cardiff Giant (supposed petrified human) proved to be gypsum
  • 1870 Mark Twain, 34, marries Olivia Langdon in Elmira, NY
  • 1878 Cottenot discovers asteroid #181 Eucharis
  • 1880 SS Strathleven arrives in London with 1st Australian frozen mutton
  • 1892 Bottle cap with cork seal patented by William Painter, Baltimore
  • 1893 1st movie close-up (of a sneeze), Edison studio, West Orange, NJ
  • 1894 US warship Kearsarge wrecked on Roncador Reef, near Solomon Island
  • 1900 Opera "Louise" is produced (Paris)
  • 1901 Female Army Nurse Corps established as a permanent organization
  • 1906 Pope encyclical against seperation of church & state
  • 1909 Italian writer Marinetti publishes Futurist Manifest in Paris
  • 1910 M Wolf discovers asteroid #330 Adalberta
  • 1912 Frederick R Law, parachutes from Statue of Liberty (stunt for Pathe)
  • 1913 NY football Giants sign Jim Thorpe
  • 1913 NYC's Grand Central Terminal opens
  • 1916 M Wolf discovers asteroid #815 Coppelia
  • 1918 M Wolf discovers asteroid #888 Parysatis
  • 1919 Monarchy ends in Portugal
  • 1920 Estonia declares its Independence from Russia (Dorpat Peace)
  • 1920 France occupies (German) Memel territory
  • 1922 James Joyce's "Ulysses" published in Paris (1,000 copies)
  • 1923 Ethyl gasoline 1st marketed, Dayton, Ohio
  • 1923 US signs friendships treaty with Central American countries
  • 1924 International Ski Federation (FIS) forms
  • 1925 Belgian episcopal rejects liberalism, communism & socialism
  • 1925 Dogsleds reach Nome with emergency diphtheria serum after 1000-km
  • 1926 3 men dance Charleston for 22« hours
  • 1931 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
  • 1932 Al Capone sent to prison (Atlanta, Georgia)
  • 1932 Geneva disarmament conference begins with 60 countries
  • 1932 Reconstruction Finance Corp organized
  • 1933 2 days after becoming chancellor, Adolf Hitler disolves Parliament
  • 1933 Ucicky's "Rotten Morning" premiers in Berlin
  • 1934 Bishops warn against fascism/nazism
  • 1935 Lie detector 1st used in court, Portage Wisc
  • 1942 LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans
  • 1942 US auto factories switch from commercial to war production
  • 1943 German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II
  • 1944 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands
  • 1945 Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp
  • 1948 President Truman urges congress to adopt a civil rights program
  • 1949 Golfing champ Ben Hogan seriously injured in an auto accident
  • 1951 -35ø F (-37ø C), Greenburg, Indiana (state record)
  • 1954 Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game
  • 1954 Snow falls on Gibraltar
  • 1955 1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC
  • 1957 Liz Taylor's 3rd marriage (Mike Todd)
  • 1957 UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt
  • 1958 Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic
  • 1958 WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Buddy Holly's last performance
  • 1959 Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers
  • 1960 Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss
  • 1961 Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building
  • 1962 1st pole vault over 16' (4.88 m) (John Uelses-16¬', Milrose Games)
  • 1962 8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years
  • 1962 John Uelses pole vaults 488 cm
  • 1963 Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)
  • 1964 Sjoukje D˜kstra wins Olympic gold for speed skating
  • 1967 Bolivia adopts its constitution
  • 1967 Formation of American Basketball Association is announced
  • 1969 KMST TV channel 46 in Monterey-Salinas, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Pete Maravich becomes 1st to score 3,000 college basketball points
  • 1971 Idi Amin ousts Milton Obote to become leader of Uganda
  • 1973 James R Schlesinger becomes director of CIA (until July)
  • 1974 Pope Paul VI encyclical "To Honor Mary"
  • 1974 Smallest crowd at Cleveland Arena (Cavs vs Golden State-1,641)
  • 1975 Harvard College discovers asteroid #1940 Whipple
  • 1977 Radio Shack officially begins creating TRS-80 computer
  • 1977 Toronto's Ian Turnbull scores 5 goals, NHL REcord for a defenseman
  • 1982 "Late Night with David Letterman" premiers on NBC
  • 1982 San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead
  • 1986 Dalai Lama meets Pope John Paul II in India
  • 1987 Philippines adopts constitution
  • 1989 0ø F (-18ø C) or below in 15 US states
  • 1989 FW de Klerk replaces Botha as South Africa's Nationalist Party leader
  • 1989 NL announces Yanks' broacaster Bill White will be 1st black president
  • 1991 US postage is raised from 25› to 29›
  • 1992 NFC beats AFC 21-15 in pro bowl


Songs for date February 02


  • 02/02/51 --- Aba Daba Honeymoon (Carpenter, Carleton)
  • 02/02/51 --- Would I Love You (Love You, Love You) (Page, Patti)
  • 02/02/57 --- Who Needs You (Four Lads)
  • 02/02/59 --- Tall Paul (Annette)
  • 02/02/59 --- Petite Fleur (Little Flower) (Barber, Chris)
  • 02/02/63 --- You're The Reason I'm Living (Darin, Bobby)
  • 02/02/74 --- Dark Lady (Cher)
  • 02/02/80 --- Desire (Gibb, Andy)
  • 02/02/80 --- Second Time Around, The (Shalamar)
  • 02/02/85 --- Relax (Frankie Goes To Hollywood)
  • 02/02/85 --- Too Late For Goodbyes (Lennon, Julian)
  • 02/02/85 --- Only The Young (Journey)
  • 02/02/85 --- Lovergirl (Marie, Teena)
  • 02/02/91 --- Iesha (Another Bad Creation)
  • 02/02/91 --- Coming Out Of The Dark (Estefan, Gloria)
  • 02/02/91 --- All This Time (Sting)
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