On This Day: What happened on 02 February?

On This Day: What happened on 02 February?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 02 February, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 02 FEBRUARY

2012 | The MV Rabaul Queen ferry sank off the coast of Papua New Guinea close to the Finschhafen District, with approximately 146-165 people dead.
2007 | Police officer Filippo Raciti was killed when a fight broke out in a Sicilian derby match between Catania and Palermo, in Serie A, the Italian football league. This incident led to a dramatic change in stadium regulations in Italy.
2000 | The first digital cinema projection in Europe (Paris) was achieved by Philippe Binant with DLP CINEMA technology developed by Texas Instruments.
1982 | Hama massacre: Syrian government attacked Hama town.
1980 | Reports emerged that the FBI was targeting lawmakers accused of corruption in the Abscam operation.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2015 | Ukrainian singer-songwriter and actor, Andriy Kuzmenko, 47.
2015 | Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Molade Okoya-Thomas, 80.
2016 | American comedian, actor, and screenwriter,  Bob Elliott, 93.
2020 | Canadian businessman, the co-founder, and CEO of WorldCom, Bernard Ebbers, 79.
2021 | British Army officer and charity campaigner, Captain Sir Tom Moore, 101.

BIRTHDAYS

1980 | German journalist, Angela Finger-Erben.
1873 | German politician and diplomat, 13th German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Konstantin von Neurath, died in 1956.
 1976 | British swimmer, James Hickman.
1976 | Filipino actress, Ana Roces.

SPORTS

2013 | On this day, Hartlepool United defeated Notts County with goals from Peter Hartley and James Poole.

ENTERTAINMENT

2016 | On this day, “Little Savages” was released for the first time. It was directed by Paul Tomborello who grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona.

AFRICA FACT

Lake Malawi, also known as Lake Nyasa in Malawi, accounts for more than one-fifth of the country’s total area. Note that, Malawi covers an area of 118 484 km².

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