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 This day in History - February 2
491 Historic Events for February 2
1958

Dexter Manley, NFLer (Wash Redskins)

Birth
1958

WRIK (now WLUZ) TV channel 7 in Ponce, PR (PTC) begins broadcasting

Event
1958

Syria joins Egypt in United Arab Republic

Event
1959

Vince Lombardi signs a 5 year contract to coach Green Bay Packers

Event
1959

Buddy Holly's last performance

Event
1959

Frank DeCaires, cricketer (WI bat v Eng 1930, 3 Tests 232 runs), dies

Death
1960

Lee Chill, Cleveland Ohio, Canadian Tour golfer (1977 Ohio Jr)

Birth
1960

Eric Shea, actor (Castaway Cowboy)

Birth
1960

Jeno Huszka, composer, dies at 84

Death
1960

Michale Eufemia sinks 625 balls in pool match without a miss

Event
1961

Prince Bernhard opens new RAI building in Amsterdam

Event
1961

Adolf Vogl, composer, dies at 87

Death
1961

Anna May Wong, actress (Thief of Baghdad), dies at about 56

Death
1961

Joey Benjamin, cricket pace bowler (in St Kitts England in 1994)

Birth
1962

Ben Testerman, Knoxville Tenn, tennis star

Birth
1962

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Event
1962

1st pole vault over 16' (4.88m) (John Uelses-16¬', Melrose Games)

Event
1962

Michael T Weiss, Chicago, actor (Jarod-Pretender, Days of our Lives)

Birth
1962

8 of 9 planets align for 1st time in 400 years

Event
1963

Pebbles Flintstone, fictional character on "The Flintstones"

Birth
1963

Herman Bouber, [Blom], actor/playwright (Bluejackets), dies at 77

Death
1963

Helen Shapiro begins tour (Beatles are part of undercard)

Event
1963

Stephen McGann, Liverpool England, actor (Catherine the Great)

Birth
1964

Red Faber, Burleigh Grimes, Tim Keefe, Heinie Manush, John Montgomery Ward, and Miller Huggins are selected to Hall of Fame

Event
1964

GI Joe, debuts as a popular American boy's toy

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