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Historical Events Happened In February - 03

Tuesday, 30 June 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 February - 03.  

1957  Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open on February - 03.  

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 this day in history.  

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

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

1959  On February - 03 buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson die in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.  

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  On February - 03 johannes G Geelkerken, Dutch reformed vicar, dies at 80  

1961  On this day in history 6th largest snowfall in NYC history (17.4" (44.2cm))  

1961  Anna May Wong, actress (Gallery of Mme Lui-Tsang), dies at 54 on this day in history.  

1962  On February - 03 president Kennedy bans all trade with Cuba except for food &drugs  

1962  On February - 03 john Uelses pole vaults record 489 cm  

1962  Werner Bock, writer, dies on this day in history.  

1963  Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sea Island Women's Golf Invitational on February - 03.  

1964  "Meet the Beatles" album goes Gold on this day in history.  

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

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

1965  Orbiting Solar Observatory 2 launches into Earth orbit (552/636 km) on this day in history.  

1966  On this day in history first soft landing on the Moon by spacecraft Luna 9  

1966  Soft landing on the Moon (Soviet Luna 9) on February - 03.  

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

1966  June Walker, actress (War Nurses), dies at 65 on February - 03.  

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

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 this day in history.  

1969  On February - 03 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 this day in history.  

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

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  On this day in history birth of jeanne de Bourbon, wife of Charles V of France (d. 1378)  

1368  On this day in history birth of charles VI, King of France (1380-1422)  

1525  On February - 03 birth of giovanni Perluigi da Palestrina, composer  

1648  On February - 03 birth of louis Bouteiller, composer  

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

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

1690  On this day in history birth of richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)  

1721  On February - 03 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 this day in history.  

0619  On February - 03 death of laurence of Canterbury, 2nd Archbishop of Canterbury  

0699  Death of Saint Werburgh on this day in history.  

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

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

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 this day in history.  

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