Friday 2 February 1923
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Warren G. Harding (Republican).
The Blue Lagoon, directed by W. Bowden, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1923
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Which were the important events of 2 February 1923 ?
- Ancient Latvia - Veja Diena observed.
- St. Adelbald
- Catholicism - Candlemas, The Presentation of the Lord, The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, World Day for Consecrated Life (also February 3 in the United States).
- United States and Canada - Groundhog Day.
- Scotland - A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas).
- Paganism - Imbolc (in northern hemisphere), Lughnasadh (in southern hemisphere).
- Czech Republic - Hromnice.
- St. Cornelius
- France - CrOpe Day.
- James Dickey in Atlanta: Georgia, USA; author/poet/actor (Deliverance).
- Peter Fowler: Physicist.
- Bonita Granville in New York City: New York, USA; actress (Hitler's Children, Lone Ranger).
- Al "Red": Schoendienst; baseball manager/second baseman (Saint Louis Cardinals).
- Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Smith in Fort Worth: Texas, USA; gossip columnist (New York Daily News, NBC-TV).
- Albert Schoendienst: American professional baseball player who was known for being a sure-handed in-fielder. He joined the major leagues in 1945, and through 1962 played 1,843 games at second base before taking over management of the St. Louis Cardinals.
- Liz Smith: American journalist, one of the most respected gossip columnists in the business. In her biography, "Natural Blonde," published October 2000, her enthusiasm and adoration of the people she writes about spills over into print, just as it does in her columns. She actually and sincerely loves celebrities and approaches her job eagerly as the premier purveyor of gossip in America, delivering the goods to some 70 newspapers a day.
- Jean Babilée: French dancer and choreographer (d. 2014)
- James Dickey: American poet and novelist, at age 84 (born 1923).
- Bonita Granville: American actress and producer (d. 1988)
- Red Schoendienst: American baseball player coach and manager
- Clem Windsor: Australian rugby player and surgeon (d. 2007)
- Ethyl gasoline first marketed in USA, in Dayton, Ohio.
- US signs friendship treaty with Central American countries.
Which were the top hits in that special week of February 1923 ?
Top #3 songs in the USA
- I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise - Ben Selvin & His Orchestra
- Mary, Dear - Henry Burr
- Carolina in the Morning - Marion Harris
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