February 3: Day of the Week
February 3, 2019 was the 34th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 331 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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February 3 Historical Event(s)
- 1112Ramon Berenguer III of Barcelona and Douce I of Provence marry, uniting the fortunes of those two states.
- 1451Sultan Mehmed II inherits the throne of the Ottoman Empire.
- 1852Justo José de Urquiza defeats Juan Manuel de Rosas at the Battle of Caseros.
- 1913The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.
- 1916Parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada burn down.
- 1918The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco, California begins service as the longest streetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.
- 1945World War II: The United States and the Philippine Commonwealth begin a month-long battle to retake Manila from Japan.
- 1966The unmanned Soviet Luna 9 spacecraft makes the first controlled rocket-assisted landing on the Moon.
- 1989A military coup overthrows Alfredo Stroessner, dictator of Paraguay since 1954.
- 2030New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Dog in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 3?
- 1889Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish film director (d. 1968)
- 1912Jacques Soustelle, French anthropologist (d. 1990)
- 1930Gillian Ayres, English painter
- 1939Michael Cimino, American film director
- 1952Fred Lynn, American baseball player
- 1955Kirsty Wark, British broadcast journalist
- 1965Kathleen Kinmont, American actress
- 1972Jesper Kyd, Danish film and video game music composer
- 1977Daddy Yankee, Puerto Rican reggaeton singer/rapper
- 1983Silambarasan Rajendar, Indian actor
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