On This Day

What Happened on February 3, 2019

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dam in Townsville, Australia, deliberately opened flooding 20,000 homes after city receives record 3.3ft of rain in a week

BeatificationPapal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the first ever papal visit to the Arabian peninsula

  • Rapper 21 Savage arrested by US immigration for overstaying his visa
  • Super Bowl LIII, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams, 13-3; MVP: Julian Edelman, NE Patriots, WR; Patriots' 6th SB victory
  • Wreckage from light aircraft carrying EPL team Cardiff City's record signing Emiliano Sala is discovered on seabed of the English Channel; cause of death, head and trunk injuries

Famous Deaths

  • Bob Friend, American baseball pitcher (4-time MLB All Star), dies from cardiac arrest at 88
  • Matti Nyk√§nen, Finnish ski jumper (4 Olympic gold 1984, 88), dies of diabetes complications at 55