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 This day in History - February 2
491 Historic Events for February 2
1939

Rachel English, London, author (My 1st 500)

Birth
1940

Thomas M[ichael] Disch, US, sci-fi author (Genocides, 102 H-Bombs)

Birth
1940

Martina Arroyo, NYC, soprano

Birth
1940

Alan "Tea" Caddy, rock guitarist (Tornados-Globetrotter)

Birth
1940

Frank Sinatra's singing debut in Indianapolis (Tommy Dorsey Orch)

Event
1941

Serge Alexandrovich Tcherepnin, composer

Birth
1941

Johannes Schlaf, writer, dies at 78

Death
1942

LA Times urges security measures against Japanese-Americans

Event
1942

Graham Nash, guitarist (Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young-Southern Cross)

Birth
1942

Bo Hopkins, Greenville SC, actor (Dynasty, Doc Elliot, Rockford Files)

Birth
1942

Barry Diller, founder (Fox-TV)

Birth
1942

US auto factories switch from commercial to war production

Event
1943

German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WW II

Event
1943

Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army

Event
1943

Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest

Event
1943

Peter MacBeth, rocker (Foundations)

Birth
1944

Allied troops 1st set foot on Japanese territory

Event
1944

Andrew Davis, Ashbridge, England, conductor (New Phil Orch-London)

Birth
1944

Katherine Crawford, LA Calif, actress (Gemini Man, Captains and Kings)

Birth
1944

4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands

Event
1944

Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action

Event
1944

Edward Chodorov's "Decision," premieres in NYC

Event
1944

Ursula Oppens, NYC, pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-NYC)

Birth
1945

Escape attempt at Mauthausen concentration camp

Event
1945

Ronnie Goodson, rocker

Birth