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 This day in History - February 2
491 Historic Events for February 2
1977

Burn up of Salyut 4 Space Station (USSR)

Event
1978

Annabel Ellwood, Canberra Australia, tennis star (1995 Futures NC)

Birth
1978

Wendy Barrie, TV hostess (Wendy Barrie Show), dies at 65

Death
1979

Sid Vicious, [John Simon Ritchie], bassist (Sex Pistols), OD's at 31

Death
1979

Jim Burke, cricketer (Australian opener), commits suicide

Death
1979

Lindsay Langston, Modesto Calif, archer (Olympics-1996)

Birth
1979

Brandee Dawn McCoskey, Miss Alaska Teen USA (1996)

Birth
1979

Petra Cada, Prague Czech, Canadian table tennis player (Olympics-96)

Birth
1980

William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), dies at 68

Death
1980

FBI releases details of Abscam, a sting operation that targeted 31 elected and public officials for bribes for political favors

Event
1981

Donald W Douglas, US aircraft pioneer/builder, dies at 88

Death
1981

Jan Donner, Dutch chairman of High Council, dies at 89

Death
1981

Louise Lorraine, actress (Adventures of Tarzan), dies

Death
1982

Govt troops and Moslem-fundamentalists battle in Hamah Syria

Event
1982

Stringfellow Barr, US educationalist (100 Great Books), dies at 85

Death
1982

"Late Night with David Letterman" premieres on NBC

Event
1982

San Diego beats Miami 41-38 in OT after blowing a 24-0 lead

Event
1983

Pope John Paul II names 18 new cardinals

Event
1983

Bryan Valentine, cricketer (7 Tests for England, 454 runs), dies

Death
1983

Chicago Absp Joseph L Bernardin is among 18 new cardinals invested

Event
1983

Roy Horb, Suriname sergeant/putschist, commits suicide

Death
1983

Sam Chatman, elder statesman of the blues, dies

Death
1984

Lebanese army fight in Beirut

Event
1984

8th Soap Opera Digest Poll Awards

Event
1985

US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano

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