Daily Calendar for Friday, February 3, 2023 | Almanac.com

Daily Calendar for Friday, February 3, 2023


  • Felix Mendelssohn (composer)
  • Horace Greeley (journalist)
  • Elizabeth Blackwell (first woman to earn an MD degree in the U.S.)
  • Sidney Lanier (poet)
  • Gertrude Stein (author)
  • Norman Rockwell (artist)
  • James Michener (novelist)
  • Joey Bishop (comedian)
  • Shelley Berman (actor)
  • Blythe Danner (actress)
  • Morgan Fairchild (actress)
  • Nathan Lane (actor)
  • Maura Tierney (actress)
  • Warwick Davis (actor)
  • Isla Fisher (actress)
  • Ryne Sanborn (actor)


  • Woodrow Wilson (28th U.S. president)
  • Nancy Kulp (actress)
  • Audrey Meadows (actress)
  • James Blackwood (member of the giant gospel group, The Blackwood Brothers Quartet)
  • Al Lewis (actor, most well-known as Grandpa Munster on The Munsters)
  • Frances Reid (actress)


  • U.S. copyright law began protecting music
  • Calcutta Railway opened
  • Teddy Roosevelt visited his sweetheart, Alice Lee, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Fire destroyed Parliament Buildings, Ottawa, Ontario
  • The Four Chaplains, having given their life jackets to others, drowned when the torpedoed SS Dorchester sank during WWII
  • XI Winter Olympics open in Sapporo, Japan
  • President Clinton lifted the Trade Embargo on Vietnam
  • Air Force Lt. Col. Eileen Collins became the first woman in the United States to pilot a space shuttle (Discovery)
  • The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI
  • A healthy Laysan albatross chick hatched at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in the Pacific Ocean. Its mother was a 62-year-old Laysan albatross named Wisdom—the oldest known living wild bird at the time.
  • Sumatran tiger triplets born at the London Zoo. Melati was the proud 5-year-old tiger mom.


  • A storm in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, brought 20 inches of snow
  • A rare February EF1 tornado hit Gray, Roberts, and Hemphill counties in Texas

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