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February 1 - Deaths

Calendar Date February 1st:
February 1st - Deaths:
1248 – Henry II - Duke of Brabant (b. 1207)
1328 – King Charles IV of France (b. 1294)
1542 – Girolamo Aleandro - Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1480)
1563 – Menas - Emperor of Ethiopia (died of fever) (b. 1559)
1590 – Lawrence Humphrey - English clergyman & educator
1691 – Pope Alexander VIII (b. 1610)
1718 – Charles Talbot - 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
1733 – King Augustus II of Poland (b. 1670)
1734 – John Floyer - English physician & writer (b. 1649)
1743 – Giuseppe Ottavio Pitoni - Italian composer (b. 1657)
1761 – Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix - French historian (b. 1682)
1768 – Sir Robert Rich - 4th Baronet - British cavalry officer (b. 1685)
1793 – William Wildman Shute Barrington - British statesman (b. 1717)
1832 – Archibald Murphey - North Carolina politician (b. 1777)
1850 – Edward Baker Lincoln - son of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln (b. 1846)
1851 – Mary Shelley - English author (b. 1797)
1893 – George Henry Sanderson - Mayor of San Francisco (b. 1824)
1897 – Constantin von Ettingshausen - Austrian geologist (b. 1826)
1903 – George Gabriel Stokes - Irish physicist (b. 1819)
1908 – King Carlos I of Portugal (b. 1863)
1922 – William Desmond Taylor - American silent film actor & director; his murder remains unsolved. (b. 1872)
1928 – Hughie Jennings - American baseball player & manager (b. 1869)
1936 – Georgios Kondylis - general of the Greek army & Prime Minister of Greece (b. 1878)
1940 – Philip Francis Nowlan - science fiction writer, creator of Buck Rogers character (b. 1888)
1944 – Piet Mondriaan - Dutch painter (b. 1872)
1945 – Prince Kiril of Bulgaria - prince of Bulgaria (b. 1895)
1957 – Friedrich Paulus - German general (b. 1890)
1958 – Clinton Davisson - American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1888)
1959 – Madame Sul-Te-Wan - American actress (b. 1873)
1963 – Fleetwood Lindley - the last living person to see Abraham Lincoln's face (b. 1888)
1966 – Hedda Hopper - American film actress & gossip columnist (b. 1885)
1966 – Buster Keaton - American actor (b. 1895)
1970 – Alfréd Rényi - Hungarian mathematician (b. 1921)
1976 – Werner Heisenberg - German physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1901)
1976 – George Whipple - American scientist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1878)
1980 – Gastone Nencini - Italian cyclist (b. 1930)
1981 – Donald Wills Douglas - Sr., American aircraft manufacturer (b. 1892)
1981 – Geirr Tveitt - Norwegian composer (b. 1908)
1986 – Alva Myrdal - Swedish politician, diplomat, & writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1902)
1986 – Gino Hernandez - American wrestler (b. 1957)
1987 – Alessandro Blasetti - Italian film director (b. 1900)
1988 – Heather O'Rourke - American actress (b. 1975)
1989 – Elaine de Kooning - American artist (b. 1918)
1991 – Carol Dempster - American actress (b. 1901)
1991 – Phil Watson - Canadian ice hockey player & coach (b. 1914)
1997 – Herb Caen - American newspaper columnist (b. 1916)
1999 – Paul Mellon - American philanthropist (b. 1907)
2001 – André D'Allemagne - Quebec teacher, political observer & essayist (b. 1929)
2002 – Hildegard Knef - German actress, singer, & writer (b. 1925)
2003 – Crew of the STS-107 Mission (Space Shuttle Columbia disaster):
  • Michael P. Anderson (b. 1959)
  • David Brown (b. 1956)
  • Kalpana Chawla (b. 1961)
  • Laurel Clark (b. 1961)
  • Rick D. Husband (b. 1957)
  • Willie McCool (b. 1961)
  • Ilan Ramon (b. 1954)
2003 – Mongo Santamaria - Cuban percussionist & band leader (b. 1922)
2004 – May O'Donnell - American modern dancer & choreographer (b. 1909)
2005 – John Vernon - Canadian actor (b. 1932)
2006 – Dick Bass - American football player (b. 1937)
2006 – Bryce Harland - New Zealand diplomat (b. 1931)
2007 – Gian Carlo Menotti - Italian-born composer (b. 1911)
2007 – Seri Wangnaitham - Thai dance choreographer (b. 1937)
2007 – Whitney Balliett - American jazz critic (b. 1926)
2007 – Ray Berres - American baseball player (b. 1907)
2007 – Ahmad Abu Laban - Danish Muslim leader (b. 1946)
2008 – Beto Carrero - Brazilian theme park owner & entertainer (b. 1937)


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February 1 - Births

Calendar Date February 1st:
February 1st - Births:
1261 – Walter de Stapledon - English bishop (d. 1326)
1459 – Conrad Celtes - German scholar (d. 1508)
1462 – Johannes Trithemius - German cryptographer (d. 1516)
1552 – Edward Coke - English jurist & Member of Parliament (d. 1634)
1635 – Marquard Gude - German archaeologist (d. 1689)
1659 – Jacob Roggeveen - Dutch explorer (d. 1729)
1663 – Mother Ignacia del Espiritu Santo - Filipino foundress of the Religious of the Virgin Mary (d. 1748)
1690 – Francesco Maria Veracini - Italian composer (d. 1768)
1761 – Christian Hendrik Persoon - South African mycologist (d. 1836)
1763 – Thomas Campbell - Irish theologian (d. 1854)
1796 – Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich - Swiss poet (d. 1865)
1801 – Émile Littré - French lexicographer (d. 1881)
1820 – George Hendric Houghton - American Protestant Episcopal clergyman (d. 1897)
1844 – G. Stanley Hall - American psychologist (d. 1924)
1851 – Durham Stevens - American diplomat (d. 1908)
1859 – Victor Herbert - Irish composer (d. 1924)
1872 – Jerome F. Donovan - American politician (d. 1949)
1872 – Andrew Kehoe - American mass murderer (d. 1927)
1873 – Joseph Allard - Canadian fiddler (d. 1947)
1873 – John Barry - Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
1874 – Hugo von Hofmannsthal - Austrian writer (d. 1929)
1878 – Milan Hodža - Slovak politician (d. 1944)
1882 – Louis Stephen St. Laurent - 12th Prime Minister of Canada (d. 1973)
1884 – Bradbury Robinson - who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
1884 – Yevgeny Zamyatin - Russian writer (d. 1937)
1887 – Charles Nordhoff - English-born author (d. 1947)
1894 – John Ford - American director & producer (d. 1973)
1894 – James P. Johnson - American composer (d. 1955)
1895 – Conn Smythe - Canadian builder of the National Hockey League (d. 1980)
1897 – Denise Robins (aka Francesca Wright - Ashley French, Harriet Gray, Julia Kane) British romance novelist (d. 1985)
1901 – Clark Gable - American actor (d. 1960)
1901 – Frank Buckles - last surviving American veteran of World War I
1902 – Langston Hughes American writer (d. 1967)
1902 – Therese Brandl - Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
1904 – S. J. Perelman - American humorist (d. 1979)
1905 – Emilio G. Segrè - Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1989)
1906 – Hildegarde - American actress & singer (d. 2005)
1907 – Günter Eich - German lyricist (d. 1972)
1907 – Camargo Guarnieri - Brazilian composer (d. 1993)
1908 – George Pál - Hungarian-born director & producer (d. 1980)
1909 – George Beverly Shea - Canadian singer
1910 – Ngapoi Ngawang Jigme - Tibetan politician (d. 2009)
1915 – Stanley Matthews - English footballer (d. 2000)
1917 – Eiji Sawamura - Japanese baseball player (d. 1944)
1918 – Muriel Spark - Scottish author (d. 2006)
1921 – Renata Tebaldi - Italian soprano (d. 2004)
1921 – Peter Sallis - English actor
1924 – H. Richard Hornberger - American writer (d. 1997)
1924 – Ben Weider - Canadian businessman & author
1928 – Stuart Whitman - American actor
1930 – Shahabuddin Ahmed - President of Bangladesh
1930 – Mario Beaulieu - Canadian politician (d. 1998)
1930 – Hossain Mohammad Ershad - Bangladeshi politician
1931 – Boris Yeltsin - 1st President of the Russian Federation (d. 2007)
1931 – Iajuddin Ahmed - President of Bangladesh
1932 – Jan Ramberg - Swedish law professor, & arbitration court judge
1934 – Bob Shane - American folk singer (The Kingston Trio)
1936 – Azie Taylor Morton - 35th Treasurer of the United States (d. 2003)
1937 – Don Everly - American musician (Everly Brothers)
1937 – Garrett Morris - American comedian
1937 – Ray Sawyer - American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
1938 – Sherman Hemsley - American comedian & actor
1939 – Fritjof Capra - Austrian physicist
1939 – Claude François - French singer (d. 1978)
1939 – Paul Gillmor - American politician (d. 2007)
1939 – Joe Sample - American jazz pianist
1940 – Bibi Besch - Austrian-American actress (d. 1996)
1940 – Hervé Filion - Quebec harness racer
1941 – Karl Dall - German television host
1941 – Jerry Spinelli - children's author
1942 – Terry Jones - Welsh actor & writer
1942 – Muna Wassef - Syrian/Arab actress & United Nations Goodwill ambassador.
1944 – Mike Enzi - American politician, senior senator of Wyoming
1944 – Burkhard Ziese - German football manager
1945 – Serge Joyal - French Canadian politician
1946 – Chris Clark - Motown Soul singer
1947 – Mike Brant - Israeli pop singer (d. 1975)
1947 – Normie Rowe - Australian singer
1947 – Jessica Savitch - American journalist (d. 1983)
1948 – Rick James - American musician & composer (d. 2004)
1948 – Elisabeth Sladen - British actress
1950 – Mike Campbell - American guitarist & producer
1951 – Sonny Landreth - American guitarist & songwriter
1952 – Jenő Jandó - Hungarian pianist
1953 – Brendan Batson - English former footballer
1954 – Chuck Dukowski - American musician (Black Flag)
1954 – Bill Mumy - American actor & musician
1955 – Ernie Camacho - baseball player
1956 – Brahmanandam - Indian film actor
1956 – Exene Cervenka - American musician
1956 – Mike Kitchen - Canadian ice hockey player & coach
1958 – Jackie Shroff - Indian actor
1958 – Ryo Horikawa - Japanese voice actor
1958 – Luther Blissett - English footballer
1961 – Volker Fried - German field hockey player
1961 – Daniel Tani - NASA astronaut
1962 – José Luis Cuciuffo - Argentinian footballer (d. 2004)
1962 – Tomoyasu Hotei - Japanese guitarist
1963 – Takashi Murakami - Japanese artist
1964 – Mario Pelchat - Quebec singer
1964 – Linus Roache - English actor
1965 – Sherilyn Fenn - American actress
1965 – Brandon Lee - American actor (d. 1993)
1965 – Princess Stéphanie of Monaco
1966 – Michelle Akers - American soccer player
1966 – Vasilis Dimitriadis - Greek footballer
1966 – Rob Lee - English footballer
1967 – Meg Cabot - American author
1967 – Patle Shishupal Natthu - Indian politician
1968 – Lisa Marie Presley - American singer & actress
1968 – Pauly Shore - American comedian
1968 – Mark Recchi - Canadian ice hockey player
1968 – Kent Mercker - American baseball player
1969 – Gabriel Batistuta - Argentine footballer
1969 – Joshua Redman - American musician
1969 – Brian Krause - American actor
1969 – Patrick Wilson - American musician (Weezer)
1970 – Malik Sealy - American basketball player (d. 2000)
1970 – Yasuyuki Kazama - Japanese racing driver
1971 – Michael C. Hall - American actor
1971 – Jill Kelly - American porn actress
1971 – Ron Welty - American musician
1971 – Zlatko Zahovič - Slovenian footballer
1971 – Ajay Jadeja - Former Indian cricketer
1972 – Yoshi DeHerrera - American TV personality
1972 – Kami (musician) - drummer of Japanese visual kei band Malice Mizer (d. 1999)
1973 – Yuri Landman - Experimental musical instrument builder, musician & comic book artist
1973 – Makiko Ohmoto - Japanese voice actress
1974 – Roberto Heras - Spanish cyclist
1974 – David Meca - Spanish long distance swimmer
1974 – Walter McCarty - American basketball player
1975 – Big Boi - American musician (Outkast)
1975 – Katerina Thanou - Greek sprinter
1976 – Phil Ivey - American poker player
1977 – Kevin Kilbane - Irish footballer
1977 – Robert Traylor - American basketball player
1978 – Tim Harding - Australian singer (Hi-5)
1979 – Julie Augustyniak - American soccer player
1979 – Juan Silveira dos Santos - Brazilian footballer
1979 – Valentin Elizalde - Mexican Singer (d. 2006)
1979 – Rachelle LeFevre - Canadian actress
1980 – Héctor Luna - Dominican Republic baseball player
1980 – Moisés Muñoz - Mexican footballer
1980 – Otilino Tenorio - Ecuadorian footballer (d. 2005)
1981 – Luis Lamá - Angolan footballer
1981 – Graeme Smith - South African cricketer
1981 – Rob Austin - British racing driver
1982 – Shoaib Malik - Pakistani cricketer
1982 – Gavin Henson Welsh rugby player
1983 – Kevin Martin - American basketball player
1983 – Jurgen Van Den Broeck - Belgian cyclist
1984 – Darren Fletcher - Scottish footballer
1984 – Lee Thompson Young - American actor
1985 – Dean Shiels - Northern Irish footballer
1985 – Rachael Scdoris - American dog musher
1985 – Jodi Gordon - Australian actress & model
1986 – Lauren Conrad - American reality TV personality
1987 – Giuseppe Rossi - Italian footballer
1987 – Wu Jingyu - Chinese taekwondo practitioner.
1990 – Laura Marling - British singer-songwriter



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February 1 - General (Calendar Date)

February 1st - Basic Facts:
  • February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 333 days remaining until the end of the year (334 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 31.
  • Next day is February 2.
February 1st Births (Here)

February 1st Deaths (Here)

February 1 Events:

1327 – Edward III is crowned King of England as teenager, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella & her lover Roger Mortimer.
1411 – The First Peace of Thorn is signed in Thorn, Monastic State of the Teutonic Knights (Prussia).
1587 – Colony of Roanoke Island was established by the landing of Sir Walter Raleigh. Later known as the "Lost Colony"
1662 – The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a 9-month siege.
1713 – The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery - the Ottoman sultan's order that King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
1790 – Supreme Court of the United States (in In New York City) attempts to convene for the first time.
1793 – French Revolutionary Wars - France declares war on the United Kingdom & the Netherlands.
1814 – Mayon Volcano, erupts in the Philippines.
1861 – American Civil War - Texas secedes from the United States.
1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.
1884 – First volume (A to Ant) of the Oxford English Dictionary is published.
1896 – The opera La bohème - premieres in Turin.
1897 – Shinhan Bank (oldest bank in South Korea) opens in Seoul.
1908 – King Carlos I of Portugal & his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
1918 – Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
1920 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police begin operations.
1924 – The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
1942 – Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government. (World War II)
1946 – Trygve Lie of Norway is picked to be the first United Nations Secretary General.
1957 – Felix Wankel's first working prototype DKM 54 of the Wankel engine runs.
1958 – Egypt & Syria merge to form the United Arab Republic - lasted until 1961.
1958 – The United States Army launches Explorer 1.
1965 – Hamilton River in Labrador, Canada - renamed the Churchill River in honour of Winston Churchill.
1968 – Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped & photographed by Eddie Adams.
1968 – The Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army & the Royal Canadian Air Force, are unified into the Canadian Forces.
1968 – The New York Central Railroad & the Pennsylvania Railroad are merged to form the ill-fated Penn Central Transportation.
1972 – Kuala Lumpur becomes a city by a royal charter granted by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1974 – Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
1978 – Roman Polanski (film director) skips bail & flees the United States to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in illicit sex.
1979 – Patty Hearst is released from prison after her sentence (for bank robbing) is commuted by President Jimmy Carter.
1979 – Ayatollah Khomeini is welcomed back to Tehran, Iran after nearly 15 years of exile.
1982 – Senegal & the Gambia form a loose confederation known as Senegambia.
1992 – Bhopal Disaster case - Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear.
1993 – Gary Bettman becomes the NHL's first commissioner
1996 – The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disaster - Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all 7 astronauts.
2004 – Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII.
2005 – King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.


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