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03FEB11

Births for February 03


  • 1368 Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)
  • 1763 Caroline von Wolzogen, (von Lengefeld), German author
  • 1805 Otto T Freiherr von Manteuffel, premier Prussia
  • 1805 Samuel Ryan Curtis, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1866
  • 1807 Joseph Eggleston Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1891
  • 1809 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Hamburg Germ, composer (Great Scherzos)
  • 1811 Horace Greeley, editor ("Go west, young man")
  • 1820 Elisha Kent Kane, US Arctic explorer (Kane Basin off NW Greenland)
  • 1821 Elizabeth Blackwell, Bristol England, 1st woman physician
  • 1824 George Thomas "Tige" Anderson, Brig General (Confederate Army)
  • 1824 Nathan George "Shanks" Evans, Brig Gen (Confederacy), died in 1868
  • 1826 Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist
  • 1830 Robert Cecil, Marquess of Salisbury (C), British PM (1885-1902)
  • 1831 Cyrus Ballou Comstock, Bvt Mjr Gen (Union volunteers), died in 1910
  • 1842 Sidney Lanier, US, musician/poet (Hall of Fame)
  • 1851 Johannes B van Heutsz, lt-gen/gov-gen Dutch East Indies
  • 1874 Gertrude Stein, Penn, author (Autobiography of Alice B Toklas)
  • 1878 Joseph Gordon Coates, PM of New Zealand (1925-28)
  • 1879 Charles Follis, 1st black US football player (Shelby, Ohio)
  • 1882 Tr˜ntje Jansma-Boskma, oldest person in Netherland)
  • 1883 Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter
  • 1883 Clarence Mulford, Ill, western writer (Hopalong Cassidy)
  • 1887 Georg Trakl, Austrian poet (Herbst of Einsamen)
  • 1889 Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish director (Passion of Jeanne d'arc)
  • 1889 Risto Ryti, Finnish premier/president
  • 1890 Charles (Andy) Correll, Peoria Ill, actor (Calvin & Colonel)
  • 1890 Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher (Problem of B”sen)
  • 1891 Peter H "Paul" Huf, actor/director (Great Neth Stage)
  • 1894 Juan Negr¡n, PM of Spanish Republic (1936-39)
  • 1894 Norman Rockwell, US, artist/illustrator (Sat Evening Post covers)
  • 1895 Nick Kenny, Astoria NYC, columnist/songwriter (Nick Kenny Show)
  • 1895 Victor Raul Haya de la Torre, politician (found APRA party in Peru)
  • 1898 Alvar Aalto, Finland, architect (Finlandia House)
  • 1898 Paul Urysohn, Russian mathematician
  • 1899 Forrest "Red" DeBernardi, basketball hall of famer (elected 1961)
  • 1900 Mabel Mercer, English cabaret singer (Fly Me to the Moon)
  • 1902 Ram¢n (J) Sender (Garc‚s), Spanish writer (El Lugar del Hombre)
  • 1904 Charlie "Pretty Boy" Floyd, FBI Most Wanted criminal
  • 1904 Luigi Dallapiccola, Pisino Istria, Italian composer
  • 1907 James A Mitchner, NYC, writer (South Pacific, Hawaii, Space)
  • 1908 Oddbj”rn Hagen, Norway, cross country jumper (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • 1909 Simone Weil, Paris, mystic/social philosopher/Resistance fighter
  • 1910 Blas Galindo, San Gabriel M‚xico, composer (A la Patria)
  • 1910 Nelson Case, Long Beach Calif, TV host (Trash or Treasure)
  • 1912 Jacques Soustelle, French minister of information
  • 1918 Joey Bishop, (Gottlieb), Bronx, talk show host (Joey Bishop Show)
  • 1920 Bibi Osterwald, New Brunswick NJ, actress (Bridget Loves Bernie)
  • 1920 Henry Heimlich, doctor/inventor (Heimlich maneuver)
  • 1920 Stan Ockers, Belgian bicyclist
  • 1922 Bill Chappell Jr, (Rep-D-FL, 1969- )
  • 1922 Jean-Pierre Rampal, flutist (Italian Flute Concertos)
  • 1925 John Fiedler, Platville Wisc, actor (Mr Peterson-Newhart)
  • 1926 Arthur Arfons, auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH)
  • 1926 Hans-Jochen Vogel, leader of West Germany's Social Democrats (SPD)
  • 1926 J Roy Rowland, (Rep-D-GA, 1983- )
  • 1926 Shelley Berman, Chicago, actor (Son of Blob, Love American Style)
  • 1928 Mr "Fred" Rogers, Latrobe, Pa, kid host (Mr Roger's Neighorhood)
  • 1929 Russell Arms, Berkeley Calif, singer (Your Hit Parade)
  • 1932 Peggy Ann Garner, Canton Ohio, actress (Little Women, Daisy Kenyon)
  • 1933 Paul S Sarbanes, (Sen-D-MD, 1977- )
  • 1934 Jeremy Kemp, Chesterfield England, actor (Winds of War)
  • 1935 Johnny "Guitar" Watson, rocker guitarist
  • 1938 Victor C Buono, US, actor (Untouchables)
  • 1939 Desz” Nowak, Hungary, soccer play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68)
  • 1940 Fran Tarkenton, Richmond Va, NFL QB (NY Giants, Minn Vikings)
  • 1940 Jim Hartz, newscaster (NBC-TV, Innovations)
  • 1941 Angelo D'Aleo, tenor vocalist (Dion & Belmonts-Teenager in Love)
  • 1941 Bridget Hanley, Minneapolis Mn, actress (Here Come the Brides)
  • 1941 Carol Mann, Buffalo NY, golfer (LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open)
  • 1943 Blythe Danner, Philadelphia, actress (Butterflies are Free)
  • 1943 Dennis Edwards, rocker (Temptations-Aint Too Proud To Beg, My Girl)
  • 1943 Eric Haydock, bassist (Hollies-He Aint Heavy He's My Brother)
  • 1945 Bob Griese, NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year)
  • 1945 Willeke Alberti, (Verbruggen), singer/actress (Small Truth)
  • 1947 Chose Alberts, (Krommenhoek), singer (Yet Many Years)
  • 1947 Dave Davies, singer/guitarist (Kinks-Lola, You Really Got Me)
  • 1947 Joe Coleman, baseball pitcher (Washington, Detroit)
  • 1947 Koos Alberts, (Krommenhoek), singer (Nog vele jaren)
  • 1947 Melanie, (Safka), Astoria, singer/songwriter (Candles in Rain)
  • 1949 Oscar Benton, (Ferdinand van Eis), blues singer/guitarist
  • 1950 Morgan Fairchild, (Patsy McClenny), Dallas Tx, actress (Falcon Crest)
  • 1951 Felipe Munoz, M‚xico, 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1952 Fred Lynn, Chicago, baseball outfielder (Boston, Calif, Baltimore)
  • 1952 Jack Fields, (Rep-R-TX, 1981- )
  • 1956 Pamela Cossey, England, model/sister of transsexual Tula
  • 1958 Lee Crystal, rocker (Joan Jett & Blackhearts-Ashes in the Wind)
  • 1959 Loi Tolhurst, rocker (Cure-Hell's Kitchen)
  • 1959 Molly Killingbeck, Jamaica, 4X400m relayer (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1960 B.J. Jefferson, Dallas Tx, actress (Ronnie Laurance-Another World)
  • 1961 Keith Gordon, NYC, actor (Dressed to Kill, Legend of Billie Jean)
  • 1962 Michele Greene, Las Vegas Nevada, actress (Abby Perkins-LA Law)
  • 1990 Cody Newton Gifford, son of Kathie Lee & Frank Gifford


Passings for February 03


  • 474 Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies
  • 1399 Jan of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castili‰ & Le¢n, dies
  • 1451 Murad II, sultan of Turkey (1421-51), dies
  • 1468 Johann Gensfleisch Gutenberg, printer, dies
  • 1536 Garc¡a de Resende, Port writer/publisher (Cancioneiro Geral), dies
  • 1558 Alfonsus de Castro, Spanish theologist (council of Trente), dies
  • 1846 Joseph Weigl, Austria composer/conductor (Tie Waisenhaus), dies
  • 1853 August Kopisch, German writer (M„useturm), dies at 53
  • 1875 Everhardus J Potgieter, writer (Liedekens van Bontekoe), dies
  • 1902 Isaac Frenchn van der Putten, premier 1866/minister of Cologne, dies
  • 1924 Woodrow Wilson, 28th pres (1913-21), dies at his home in Wash at 68
  • 1925 Jap Eden, World champion bicyclist & skater, dies
  • 1945 Roland Freisler, German judge (July 20th plotter), dies
  • 1950 Karl Seitz, president of Austria, dies
  • 1958 Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42
  • 1958 John F Buziau, cabaret performer, dies at 81
  • 1959 Big Bopper, rocker, dies in a plane crash
  • 1959 Buddy Holly, rocker (Tghat'll be the Day), dies in a plane crash
  • 1959 Ritchie Valens, rock vocalist (Donna), dies in a plane crash
  • 1961 Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54
  • 1961 Viscount Dunrossil, Gov-Gen of Australia, dies at 67
  • 1969 Eduardo C Mondlane, president Frelimo, Mozambique, murdered
  • 1971 Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72
  • 1975 John Secondari, newscaster (Open Hearing), dies at 55
  • 1984 Anne Townsend, lacrosse/tennis/field hockey star, dies
  • 1984 Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, killed in England
  • 1991 Nancy Kulp, actress (Jane Hathaway-Beverly Hillbillies), dies at 69
  • 1993 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (8 Horse Bet), dies


Special events for February 03


  • 1377 Cardinal Robert of Genve (anti-pope Clemens VII) begins term
  • 1377 Mass execution of population of Cesena Italy
  • 1576 Henry of Navarre (future Henry IV) escapes from Paris
  • 1690 1st paper money in America issued (colony of Mass)
  • 1743 Philadelphia establishes a "pesthouse" to quarantine immigrants
  • 1781 Dutch West Indies island of St Eustatia taken by British
  • 1783 Spain recognizes US independence
  • 1809 Territory of Illinois organized
  • 1815 World's 1st commercial cheese factory established, in Switzerland
  • 1823 Opera "Semiramide" is produced (Venice)
  • 1836 Whig Party holds its 1st national convention, Albany NY
  • 1855 Wisconsin Supreme Ct declares US Fugitive Slave Law unconstitutional
  • 1860 Thomas Clemson takes office as 1st US superintendent of agriculture
  • 1864 Sherman's march through Mississippi
  • 1865 Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse
  • 1869 Booth theater at 23rd & 6th opens in NYC (Romeo & Juliet)
  • 1870 15th Amendment (Black suffrage) passed
  • 1894 1st US steel sailing vessel, Dirigo, launched, Bath, Me
  • 1899 -16ø F (-27ø C), Minden Louisiana (state record)
  • 1908 Supreme Court rules a union boycott violates Sherman Antitrust Act
  • 1911 J Helffrich discovers asteroids #708 Raphaela & #709 Fringilla
  • 1913 16th Amendment, federal income tax, ratified
  • 1915 Turks attack on Suez Canal, fails
  • 1916 Canada's original Parliament buildings, in Ottawa, burns down
  • 1916 Tristan Tzar publishes Dada-manifest in Zurich Switzerland
  • 1917 US broke diplomatic relations with Germany
  • 1918 Twin Peaks Tunnel longest (11,920') streetcar tunnel begins service
  • 1919 Socialist conference in Berne Switzerland
  • 1921 J Comas Sola discovers asteroid #945 Barcelona
  • 1924 Alexei Ryko elected as Pres of People's commission (succeeds Lenin)
  • 1927 Uprising against regime of general Carmona in Portugal
  • 1929 E Delporte discovers asteroid #1145 Robelmonte
  • 1930 William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons
  • 1933 1st interstate legislative conference in US opens, Washington, DC
  • 1935 Johnny Guitar Watson, guitarist
  • 1935 S Arend discovers asteroids #1352 Wawel, #1969 Alain & #2689 Bruxelle
  • 1943 4 chaplains drown after giving up their life jackets to others
  • 1945 Air attack on Berlin (3000 ton bombs)
  • 1945 Walt Disney's "3 Caballeros" released
  • 1947 -81ø F (-63ø C), Snag Yukon (North American record)
  • 1947 1st black reporter in Congressional press gallery (Percival Prattis)
  • 1948 Dick Button becomes 1st world figure skating champion from US
  • 1950 Nuclear physicist Klaus Fuchs arrested on spy charges
  • 1951 Dick Button wins US skating title for 6th time
  • 1953 J Fred Muggs, a chimp, becomes a regular on Today Show
  • 1954 Jeen Van de Bergen wins Dutch Elfstedentocht skate
  • 1956 Autherine J Lucy admitted to U of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot
  • 1956 Toni Sailor becomes 1st Olympic skier to sweep 3 alpine events
  • 1959 American Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65
  • 1961 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))
  • 1962 John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm
  • 1962 Pres Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food & drugs
  • 1964 "Meet the Beatles," goes gold
  • 1964 Black & Puerto Rican students boycot NYC public schools
  • 1965 Geraldine McCullough wins Widener Gold Medal for Sculpture
  • 1965 Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)
  • 1966 1st operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US)
  • 1966 1st soft landing on Moon (Soviet Luna 9)
  • 1971 KTSC TV channel 8 in Pueblo-Colorado Spgs, CO (PBS) 1st broadcast
  • 1972 11th Winter Olympic games opens in Sapporo, Japan (1st in Asia)
  • 1979 Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California for 4 players
  • 1980 Mohammed Ali tours Africa as Pres Carter's envoy
  • 1982 Columbia Shuttle moves to Vandenberg AFB for mating for STS-3 mission
  • 1982 Greatest helicopter lift, 56,888 kg, Podmoscovnoe, USSR
  • 1982 John Sharples of England finishes disco dancing 371 hours
  • 1982 Porn star John Holmes ordered to stand trial for murder
  • 1984 10th Space Shuttle Mission (41B)-Challenger 4 launched
  • 1984 1st baby conceived by embryo transplant born in Long Beach, Calif
  • 1986 Pres Reagan announces formation of Comm on Challenger Accident
  • 1989 Bill White named NL president; 1st black major-league sports head
  • 1989 Military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay
  • 1990 Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58), retires after 40,350 horse race
  • 1990 NY Met Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Alcohol rehab center
  • 1992 Defense opens calling Noriega "our ally in war on drugs"
  • 1992 Maximum NY State unemployment benefits raised to $300 per week
  • 1993 Cin Red owner Marge Schott suspended for 1 year due to racist comment


Songs for date February 03


  • 02/03/44 --- I Couldn't Sleep A Wink Last Night (Sinatra, Frank)
  • 02/03/50 --- Rag Mop (Hampton, Lionel)
  • 02/03/50 --- It Isn't Fair (Kaye, Sammy)
  • 02/03/50 --- Cry Of The Wild Goose, The (Laine, Frankie)
  • 02/03/58 --- You Are My Destiny (Anka, Paul)
  • 02/03/58 --- Short Shorts (Royal Teens)
  • 02/03/58 --- I Beg Of You (Presley, Elvis)
  • 02/03/62 --- Crying In The Rain (Everly Brothers)
  • 02/03/68 --- Valley Of The Dolls, (Theme From) (Warwick, Dionne)
  • 02/03/73 --- Cover Of "Rolling Stone", The (Dr. Hook)
  • 02/03/73 --- Killing Me Softly With His Song (Flack, Roberta)
  • 02/03/73 --- Dueling Banjos (Weissberg, Eric & Steve Mandell)
  • 02/03/79 --- What You Won't Do For Love (Caldwell, Bobby)
  • 02/03/90 --- Love Will Lead You Back (Dayne, Taylor)
  • 02/03/90 --- Black Velvet (Myles, Alannah)
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