What Happened On 2nd February 1980 In History

February 2nd (1980) was a Saturday. It's the 30th day of the year (31st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 335 days left to the end of the year.

Historical Events for 2nd February, 1980

  • » Reports surface that the Federal Bureau of Investigation e.g FBI is targeting allegedly corrupt Congress of the United States named Congressmen in the Abscam operation.

Famous Birthdays on February 2 in 1980

  • » Angela Finger-Erben, German journalist
  • » Teddy Hart, Canadian wrestler
  • » Gucci Mane, American rapper and producer
  • » Oleguer Presas, Spanish footballer

February 2nd Famous Deaths for 1980

  • » William Howard Stein, American biochemist, Nobel Prize in Chemistry named Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)

February 2nd Holidays in History

  • » Public holidays in Estonia named Anniversary of Treaty of Tartu (Estonia)
  • » Christian Feast Day:
  • » Cornelius the Centurion
  • » February 2 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • » Public holidays in the Philippines Other Holidays declared in the Philippines called Constitution Day (Philippines)
  • » Public holidays in Azerbaijan known as Day of Youth (Azerbaijan)
  • » Earliest day on which Shrove Monday can fall, while March 8 is the latest; celebrated on Monday before Ash Wednesday (Christianity), and its related observances:
  • » Public holidays in Iceland known as Bun Day (Iceland)
  • » Fastelavn (Denmark/Norway)
  • » Rosenmontag (Germany)
  • » Candlemas or Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple or Candlemas (Western Christianity), and its related observances:
  • » A quarter day in the Christian calendar (due to Candlemas). (Scotland)
  • » Celebration of Yemanja Brazil named Yemanja (Candomblé)
  • » 'La Chandeleur' or Crêpe Day (France)
  • » Our Lady of Navigators (Brazil)
  • » Virgin of Candelaria (Tenerife, Spain)
  • » Groundhog Day (United States and Canada)

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