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Monday 5 February 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Constitution Day (Mexico)
  • National Weatherperson's Day (United States)

Events

  • 2017 – The New England Patriots win Superbowl LI after coming back down 25 to win 34-28 in overtime. It is the first such overtime game in Superbowl history. Tom Brady wins 4th Super Bowl MVP award.
  • 2008 – A major tornado outbreak across the Southern United States kills 57.
  • 1958 – Gamal Abdel Nasser is nominated to be the first president of the United Arab Republic.
  • 1918 – SS Tuscania is torpedoed off the coast of Ireland; it is the first ship carrying American troops to Europe to be torpedoed and sunk.
  • 1918 – Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane; this is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
  • 1917 – The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto.
  • 1913 – Greek military aviators, Michael Moutoussis and Aristeidis Moraitinis perform the first naval air mission in history, with a Farman MF.7 hydroplane.
  • 1909 – Belgian chemist Leo Baekeland announces the creation of Bakelite, the world's first synthetic plastic.
  • 1849 – University of Wisconsin–Madison's first class meets at Madison Female Academy.

Births

  • 1987 – Alex Kuznetsov, Ukrainian-American tennis player
  • 1987 – Curtis Jerrells, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Darren Criss, American actor, singer, and entrepreneur
  • 1987 – Donald Sanford, American-Israeli sprinter
  • 1986 – Reed Sorenson, American race car driver
  • 1985 – Laurence Maroney, American football player
  • 1982 – Kevin Everett, American football player
  • 1980 – Brad Fitzpatrick, American programmer, created LiveJournal
  • 1979 – Nate Holzapfel, American entrepreneur and television personality
  • 1978 – Brian Russell, American football player
  • 1977 – Adam Everett, American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Sara Evans, American country singer
  • 1969 – Bobby Brown, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1969 – Derek Stephen Prince, American voice actor
  • 1968 – Roberto Alomar, Puerto Rican-American baseball player and coach
  • 1967 – Chris Parnell, American actor and comedian
  • 1965 – Keith Moseley, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1964 – Duff McKagan, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1964 – Laura Linney, American actress
  • 1963 – Steven Shainberg, American film director and producer
  • 1962 – Jennifer Jason Leigh, American actress, screenwriter, producer and director
  • 1961 – Tim Meadows, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1959 – Jennifer Granholm Canadian-American lawyer and politician, 47th Governor of Michigan
  • 1956 – David Wiesner, American author and illustrator
  • 1956 – Vinnie Colaiuta, American drummer
  • 1955 – Mike Heath, American baseball player and manager
  • 1954 – Cliff Martinez, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1953 – John Beilein, American basketball player and coach
  • 1950 – Jonathan Freeman, American actor and singer
  • 1948 – Barbara Hershey, American actress
  • 1948 – Christopher Guest, American actor and director
  • 1948 – Errol Morris, American director and producer
  • 1947 – Darrell Waltrip, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Mary L. Cleave, American engineer and astronaut
  • 1944 – Al Kooper, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1944 – J. R. Cobb, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1943 – Craig Morton, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Michael Mann, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1943 – Nolan Bushnell, American engineer and businessman, founded Atari, Inc.
  • 1942 – Roger Staubach, American football player, sportscaster, and businessman
  • 1941 – Barrett Strong, American soul singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1941 – Cory Wells, American pop-rock singer (Three Dog Night) (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – David Selby, American actor and playwright
  • 1941 – Henson Cargill, American country music singer (d. 2007)
  • 1941 – Stephen J. Cannell, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1940 – Luke Graham, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1937 – Alar Toomre, Estonian-American astronomer and mathematician
  • 1937 – Stuart Damon, American actor and singer
  • 1934 – Hank Aaron. American baseball player
  • 1929 – Hal Blaine, American session drummer
  • 1928 – Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – P. J. Vatikiotis, Israeli-American historian and political scientist (d. 1997)
  • 1927 – Robert Allen, American pianist and composer (d. 2000)
  • 1923 – Claude King, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – James E. Bowman, American physician and academic (d. 2011)
  • 1919 – Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
  • 1919 – Tim Holt, American actor (d. 1973)
  • 1915 – Robert Hofstadter, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1990)
  • 1914 – William S. Burroughs, American novelist, short story writer, and essayist (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Peg Entwistle, Welsh-American actress (d. 1932)
  • 1906 – John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
  • 1903 – Joan Whitney Payson, American businesswoman and philanthropist (d. 1975)
  • 1900 – Adlai Stevenson II, American soldier, politician, and diplomat, 5th United States Ambassador to the United Nations (d. 1965)
  • 1892 – Elizabeth Ryan, American tennis player (d. 1979)
  • 1878 – André Citroën, French engineer and businessman, founded Citroën (d. 1935)
  • 1840 – Hiram Maxim, American engineer, invented the Maxim gun (d. 1916)
  • 1840 – John Boyd Dunlop, Scottish businessman, co-founded Dunlop Rubber (d. 1921)
  • 1837 – Dwight L. Moody, American evangelist and publisher, founded Moody Church, Moody Bible Institute, and Moody Publishers (d. 1899)
  • 1725 – James Otis, Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 1783)
  • 1723 – John Witherspoon, Scottish-American minister and academic (d. 1794)
  • 1703 – Gilbert Tennent, Irish-American minister (d. 1764)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Herman Rosenblat, Polish-American author (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Val Logsdon Fitch, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Robert A. Dahl, American political scientist and academic (b. 1915)
  • 2012 – Al De Lory, American keyboard player, conductor, and producer (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – John Turner Sargent, Sr., American publisher (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Sam Coppola, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2011 – Peggy Rea, American actress and casting director (b. 1921)
  • 2010 – Harry Schwarz, South African lawyer, politician, and diplomat, 13th South Africa Ambassador to United States (b. 1924)
  • 2008 – Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Indian guru, founded Transcendental Meditation (b. 1918)
  • 2007 – Leo T. McCarthy, New Zealand-American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 43rd Lieutenant Governor of California (b. 1930)
  • 2006 – Norma Candal, Puerto Rican-American actress (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – John Hench, American animator (b. 1908)
  • 1999 – Wassily Leontief, Russian-American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1906)
  • 1998 – Tim Kelly, American guitarist (b. 1963)
  • 1997 – Pamela Harriman, English-American diplomat, 58th United States Ambassador to France (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Doug McClure, American actor (b. 1935)
  • 1993 – Joseph L. Mankiewicz, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1993 – William Pène du Bois, American author and illustrator (b. 1916)
  • 1991 – Dean Jagger, American actor (b. 1903)
  • 1989 – Joe Raposo, American pianist and composer (b. 1937)
  • 1987 – William Collier, Jr., American actor and producer (b. 1902)
  • 1983 – Margaret Oakley Dayhoff, American chemist and academic (b. 1925)
  • 1981 – Ella T. Grasso, American politician, 83rd Governor of Connecticut (b. 1919)
  • 1976 – Rudy Pompilli, American saxophonist (Bill Haley & His Comets) (b. 1926)
  • 1972 – Marianne Moore, American poet, author, critic, and translator (b. 1887)
  • 1970 – Rudy York, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1913)
  • 1969 – Thelma Ritter, American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1967 – Leon Leonwood Bean, American businessman, founded L.L.Bean (b. 1872)
  • 1922 – Slavoljub Eduard Penkala, Croatian engineer, invented the mechanical pencil (b. 1871)
  • 1915 – Ross Barnes, American baseball player and manager (b. 1850)
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