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 This day in History - February 2
491 Historic Events for February 2
1952

Simon MacCorkindale, Cambridge Engl, actor (Jaws 3, MacBeth) [or 2/12]

Birth
1952

Charles De Roche, actor (10 Commandments), dies at 72

Death
1952

Johann Babtist Thaller, composer, dies at 79

Death
1953

James Mndaweni, South African worker's union leader/president (NACTU)

Birth
1953

Gustav Strube, composer, dies at 85

Death
1953

Penny Pulz, LPGA golfer

Birth
1954

Pres Eisenhower reports detonation of 1st H-bomb (done in 1952)

Event
1954

Jayantha Amerasinghe, cricketer (2 Tests for Sri Lanka v NZ 1983)

Birth
1954

Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 113 pts in basketball game

Event
1954

Snow falls on Gibraltar

Event
1954

Theodor Rogalski, composer, dies at 52

Death
1954

Christie Brinkley, [Ex-Mrs Billy Joel], model/actress (SI, Vacation)

Birth
1955

Brent Spiner, Houston TX, actor (Data-Star Trek the Next Generation)

Birth
1955

1st presidential news conference on network TV-Eisenhower on ABC

Event
1955

Michael Talbott, Waverly Iowa, actor (Stan-Miami Vice)

Birth
1956

Charley Grapewin, actor (Ellery Queen), dies at 86

Death
1956

Coasters sign with Atlantic Records

Event
1957

Sandra Joyce Cagle Milwukee WI, playmate (Feb, 1980)

Birth
1957

Val‚ry Larbaud, French author/novelist/writer (Amants), dies at 75

Death
1957

Liz Taylor's 3rd marriage (Mike Todd)

Event
1957

"Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances

Event
1957

UN adopts a resolution calling for Israeli troops to leave Egypt

Event
1957

Laurie Mann, current DPS curator/geek

Birth
1958

Holly Hunter, Conyers Ga, actress (Broadcast News, Once Around)

Birth
1958

Fay Crocker wins LPGA Havana Biltmore Golf Open

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