Friday 2 February 1951
It was Friday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Alphonso Johnson and Kim Zimmer in Grand Rapids.
Operation Pacific, directed by George Waggner, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1951
while Boswell'S London Journal by Frederick A. Pottle was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching The Victor Borge Show.
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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.
- Alphonso Johnson: Jazz bassist.
- Kim Zimmer in Grand Rapids: Michigan, USA; actress (Guiding Light, Doctors, One Life to Live).
- Ken Bruce: British disc jockey.
- Vangelis Alexandris: Greek basketball player and coach.
- US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
- -35 degrees F (-37 degrees C), Greenburg, Indiana, USA (state record until 1994).
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