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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Saturday, 23 May 2015

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 this day in history.  

1956  Autherine J Lucy admitted to U of Alabama, suspended 2/7 after a riot on this day in history.  

1957  On February - 03 patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open  

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

1958  On this day in history royal Teens' "Short Shorts" enters Top 40 chart & peaks at #3  

1958  Henry Kuttner, sci-fi author (Dark World, As You Were), dies at 42 on February - 03.  

1959  On this day in history american Airlines Electra crashes in New York's East River, killing 65  

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

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

1959  On February - 03 big Bopper, rocker, dies in plane crash at 28  

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 February - 03.  

1962  On this day in history werner Bock, writer, dies  

1963  On this day in history mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational  

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

1964  On this day in history black &Puerto Rican students boycott NYC public schools  

1965  105 USAF cadets resigned for cheating on exams on this day in history.  

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  On February - 03 the first operational weather satellite, ESSA-1 launched (US)  

1966  June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65 on this day in history.  

1967  "Purple Haze" recorded by Jimi Hendrix on February - 03.  

1967  Joe Meek, rocker (Tornados)/producer (Telstar), commits suicide on this day in history.  

1969  The Palestine National Congress appointed Yasser Arafat head of PLO on February - 03.  

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

1969  On this day in history eduardo C Mondlane, president of Mozambique, murdered  

1971  On this day in history jay C Flippen, actor (Ensign O'Toole), dies at 72  

1972  On February - 03 11th Winter Olympics games opens in Sapporo Japan (1st in Asia)  

1972  US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.  

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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  Giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer was born on February - 03.  

1648  On this day in history birth of louis Bouteiller, composer  

1655  On this day in history birth of francois Fagel, Dutch fieldmarshal, baptized  

1677  On this day in history birth of jan Santini Aichel, Czech architect (d. 1723)  

1690  Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755) was born on this day in history.  

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

Famous Deaths In February - 03

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0474  Leo I, Byzantine Emperor (457-74), dies on February - 03.  

0619  Death of Laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury on this day in history.  

0699  On this day in history death of saint Werburgh  

0865  On this day in history ansgar/Anscharius/Oskar, German 1st (arch)bishop of Hamburg/saint, dies  

1014  Death of King Sweyn I of Denmark on February - 03.  

1116  Death of King Coloman of Hungary (b. 1070) on this day in history.  

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

1428  On this day in history death of ashikaga Yoshimochi, Japanese shogun (b. 1386)