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Daily Calendar for Thursday, February 2, 2023

Born

  • Havelock Ellis (scientist)
  • James Joyce (author)
  • William Rose Benet (poet)
  • Charles Correll (actor)
  • George Halas (football player)
  • Gale Gordon (actor)
  • Ann Fogarty (fashion designer)
  • James Dickey (poet)
  • Stan Getz (musician)
  • Thomas Smothers III (comedian)
  • Bo Hopkins (actor)
  • Grahm Nash (musician)
  • Farrah Fawcett (actress)
  • Jessica Savitch (broadcast journalist)
  • Christie Brinkley (model)
  • Michael Weiss (champion figure skater)
  • Shakira (singer)

Died

  • Boris Karloff (actor)
  • Bertrand Russell (mathematician & philosopher)
  • Gene Kelly (dancer & actor)
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman (actor)

Events

  • Cardiff Giant hoax revealed
  • The Knights of Columbus formed, New Haven, CT
  • Grand Central Terminal, the great train station of New York City, opened. Over 150,000 people visited on opening day
  • Charlie Chaplin made his film debut in Making a Living
  • The Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl LIV

Weather

  • The Wabash River in Indiana crested nine feet above flood stage
  • Groundhog Day gale hit northeastern U.S. and southeastern Canada
  • An East Coast blizzard brought winds up to 50 mph and below-zero temperatures

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