Wednesday 2 February 1944
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Andrew Davis in Ashbridge and Geoffrey Hughes.
Captain America, directed by Elmer Clifton, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1944
while The Green Years by A. J. Cronin 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.
- Geoffrey Hughes: British actor.
- Andrew Davis in Ashbridge: England; conductor (New Philharmonic Orchestra-London).
- Ursula Oppens in New York City: New York, USA; pianist/co-founder (Speculum Musicae-New York City).
- Katherine Crawford in Los Angeles: California, USA; actress (Gemini Man, Captains and the Kings).
- Andrew Davis: English organist and conductor.
- Baseball meets in NYC to discuss postwar action
- Allied troops first set foot on Japanese territory.
- 4th US marine division conquerors Roi, Marshall Islands.
- The first issue of ''Human Events'' is published.
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