2022 February

February 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on February 3

February 3rd observes Golden Retriever Day as well as The Day the Music Died.

We are now on the 34th day of the year, congratulations for making it this far into 2022. There are 331 days left until next year.

February 3 has been a very varied day for facts and past events from world records, war, technology and TV. You’ll find many interesting things that all fall on this awesome day of the year.

Did you know that on this day in 1815, Switzerland opened the world’s first commercial cheese factory? The large-scale production found real success later on in the US.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 3rd in history!

What Events Happened On February 3 In History?


The UK hit a milestone after giving 10 million people a COVID-19 vaccination.

OTD in 2021: The UK hit a milestone after giving 10 million people a COVID-19 vaccination.

5 Seconds of Summer member, Luke Hemmings, posted his first YouTube video.

The video was a cover of Mike Posner's song, "Please Don't Go."

Mother Teresa and The Pope met in Calcutta where they both fed the sick.


A week-long blizzard struck Iran and killed 4,000 people, making it the deadliest in history.


The first weather satellite (ESSA-1) was launched into orbit from Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Rock and roll musician Buddy Holly died during a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa.

Musicians Ritchie Valens, and "The Big Bopper" J. P. Richardson were also on board and lost their lives. This day became known as "The Day the Music Died."

North American record was broke as temperature plunged to -81.4°F in Snag, Yukon, Canada.

OTD in 1947: North American record was broke as temperature plunged to -81.4°F in Snag

Walt Disney released “3 Caballeros” in the United States.


New Zealand suffered its most fatal natural disaster in history during the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake.

OTD in 1931: New Zealand suffered its most fatal natural disaster in history during the Hawke's Bay Earthquake.
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed 256 people while injuring thousands more.

World-famous circus elephant called “Jumbo” was purchased by P.T. Barnum.


Switzerland opened the world’s first commercial cheese factory.


The first paper money was issued in America in the Colony of Massachusetts.

The trend quickly caught on and eventually other colonies issued paper money as well.

February 3 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Everyone who was born on February 3rd shares the zodiac sign of Aquarius.

Aquarius is the eleventh zodiac sign and is symbolized by the Water Bearer, a symbol of the Gods bringing essential nutrients to Earth.

Amethyst is the birthstone given to those born in February. Amethyst signifies peace, serenity, and royalty. Wearing this birthstone during this month can help strengthen relationships and provide courage when it’s needed.

If you were lucky enough to be born on this day, you were likely conceived around May 13, the year before.

Is today is your birthday? If so, did you know that Warwick Davis was also born on this day? Here are more famous people born on this day.

Famous People Born On February 3

Taylor Caniff

Taylor Caniff

American Internet Personality
Birthday: February 3, 1996
Age: 25 years old
Born In: Indiana, USA
Sean Kingston

Sean Kingston

Jamaican-American Singer
Birthday: February 3, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Born In: Florida, USA
Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher

Australian Actress
Birthday: February 3, 1976
Age: 45 years old
Born In: Muscat, Oman
Warwick Davis

Warwick Davis

English Actor
Birthday: February 3, 1970
Age: 51 years old
Born In: England, United Kingdom

Special Holidays On February 3rd

Looking for a reason to celebrate? Well, here’s a few! These unique holidays are sure to bring some enjoyment to your day.

February 3: National Golden Retriever Day

National Golden Retriever Day

All dogs are man’s best friend, but people do like some breeds more than others. Golden Retrievers are some of the most lovely dogs out there, so lovely that we have a special day to celebrate them! So treat your golden doggo extra nicely today with a new toy and a long walk!

February 3: The Day the Music Died

The Day the Music Died

On this day in 1959, Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and J. P. Richardson all perished in a catastrophic plane crash. Later becoming known as The Day The Music Died, today is a good day to listen to some Buddy Holly and remember these incredible musicians.

Did you know that on this day, February 3rd 1815, Switzerland opened the world's first commercial cheese factory?