Saturday 2 February 1935
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Derek Frederick and Johnny Watson.
The Scarlet Pimpernel, directed by Harold Young, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1935
while Time Out of Mind by Rachel Field 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.
- Derek Frederick: American homosexual; died of AIDS 4/09/1989, Seattle, WA.
- Johnny Watson: American blues, soul, and funk musician and singer-songwriter.
- Evgeny Velikhov: Russian physicist and academic.
- Lie detector first used in US court (Portage, Wisconsin).
- Leonarde Keeler tests the first polygraph machine.
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