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Events of 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)

1954 Christine Brinkley (model)

Christine Brinkley

1977 Shakira (singer)

February 2nd in History:

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".

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

February 2nd is also:

Groundhog Day (USA and Canada)

Groundhog Day

Crepe Day (France)

Candlemas (Catholicism)


People born on February 2nd are Aquarius


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