Tuesday 2 February 1943
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter MacBeth and Susan Hanson.
Saludos Amigos, directed by Wilfred Jackson, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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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.
- Peter MacBeth: rocker (Foundations).
- Susan Hanson: English actress.
- Maria Beatrice : Italian royalty, the youngest daughter of Umberto II, the last king in Italy.
- Claude Spanoudakis: French sommelier, who worked with chef Marc Meneau.
- Battle of Stalingrad ends with final surrender of the German army
- Cubs return to original uniform after experimenting with a vest
- German 6th Army surrenders at Stalingrad, turning point of WWII
- World War II: The Battle of Stalingrad comes to conclusion as Soviet troops accept the surrender of 91,000 remnants of the Axis forces.
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