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Historical Events For February - 03

Thursday, 23 February 2017

1954  Jeen van den Berg wins Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32) on February - 03.  

1956  Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the 3 alpine events on February - 03.  

1956  Autherine J Lucy admitted to U of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot on February - 03.  

1957  Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open on this day in history.  

1958  Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart &peaks at #3 on February - 03.  

1958  Royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3 on February - 03.  

1958  Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42 on this day in history.  

1959  American Airlines Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65 on February - 03.  

1959  On this day in history buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.  

1959  On February - 03 american Airlines Electra crashes in NY's East River, killing 65  

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1959  Big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28 on February - 03.  

1960  Johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80 on this day in history.  

1961  On February - 03 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))  

1961  Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 on February - 03.  

1962  President Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs on February - 03.  

1962  John Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm on this day in history.  

1962  On February - 03 werner Bock, writer, dies  

1963  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on this day in history.  

1964  "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold on February - 03.  

1964  Black &Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools on this day in history.  

1965  On February - 03 105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams  

1965  On February - 03 orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km)  

1966  First soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9 on this day in history.  

1966  On February - 03 soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9)  

1966  The first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US) on February - 03.  

1966  On February - 03 june Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65  

1967  On this day in history "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix  

1967  Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide on February - 03.  

1969  On this day in history the Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO  

1969  On this day in history the Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat head of the Palestine Liberation Organization  

1969  Eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered on February - 03.  

1971  Jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72 on February - 03.  

1972  11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia) on this day in history.  

1972  On February - 03 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site  

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Famous Birthdays In February - 03

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1338  Jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378) was born on February - 03.  

1368  Charles VI, King of France (1380-1422) was born on February - 03.  

1525  On this day in history birth of giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer  

1648  Louis Bouteiller, composer was born on February - 03.  

1655  Francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized was born on this day in history.  

1677  Jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723) was born on February - 03.  

1690  Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755) was born on February - 03.  

1721  On this day in history birth of friedrich Wilhelm von Seydlitz, Prussian general (d. 1773)  

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Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on this day in history.  

0619  On this day in history death of laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury  

0699  On this day in history death of saint Werburgh  

0865  On February - 03 ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies  

1014  On February - 03 death of king Sweyn I of Denmark  

1116  On this day in history death of king Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070)  

1399  John of Ghent, duke of Lancaster/king of Castile & Leon, dies at 58 on February - 03.  

1428  On February - 03 death of ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)  

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