Monday 2 February 1931
It was Monday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Dries van Agt and Andreas "Andries" van Agt Dutch politician.
By Rocket to the Moon, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1931
while The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck was one of the best selling books.
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- 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.
- Dries van Agt: Dutch politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands from 1977 until 1982.
- Andreas "Andries" van Agt Dutch politician: Prime Minister of the Netherlands (CDA, 1977-82).
- Michel Denis: French historian, president of the University of Rennes 2 from 1976 to 1980.
- Dorian Gray: Italian actress, who made her stage debut in 1950, and quickly became a known and acclaimed actress.
- Dries Van Agt: Dutch politician, the Minister of Justice and lèrime Minster of Netherlands 1977 - 1982.
- Les Dawson: English comedian and author (d. 1993)
- John Harney: Canadian educator and politician
- Judith Viorst: American journalist and author
- Theodor Batthynyi: Hungarian contra-revolutionary, dies at age 71.
- 1st siyyum of Talmud celebrated by Daf Yomi students
- 1st use of a rocket to deliver mail (Austria)
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