Fun Fact: Danny Rubin, who wrote the script for the beloved Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day” chose that day so the movie would become a holiday classic. It worked. He gets royalties every time it plays so this was a good business decision for him.
Bonus Fact #1: One of the most frequent questions the director the late Harold Ramis was asked over and over again was how many actual years passed during the movie. Ramis finally answered “at least 10,000 years”,
Bonus Fact #2: The main reason that director Harold Ramis, a Jewish-Buddhist, picked the script was because it was an allegory of the teachings of the Buddha. Bill Murray’s character only broke out of the cycle of “rebirth” after he learned compassion and abandoned “self”.