What Happened on February 1, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Release

"House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

  • 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
  • 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Kerry succeedes Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

Famous Deaths

  • Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Vladimir Yengibaryan, soviet boxer, dies at 80