Historical Events on February 1 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 299 of 299

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1976 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • 1976 East Lansing police arrest Dodgers reliever Mike Marshall for taking batting practice at Mich State U after he is warned not to
  • 1976 62nd Rose Bowl: #11 UCLA beats #1 Ohio State, 23-10
  • 1977 Blizzard in upstate New York and Southern Ontario claims 23 lives
  • 1977 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1978 Harriet Tubman is 1st African American woman to be honored on a US postage stamp

Abolitionist Harriet Tubman
Abolitionist
Harriet Tubman
  • 1978 Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1979 Ayatollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile

Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Khomeini
Supreme Leader of Iran
Ayatollah Khomeini
  • 1979 Patricia Hearst is released from prison for bank robbery
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1980 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1980 Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run
  • 1980 "Call Me" single released by Blondie (Billboard Song of the Year 1980)

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1981 Duke Ellington's musical "Sophisticated Ladies," premieres in NYC

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • 1981 Dutch Antilles census is 231,932
  • 1981 French government accord sends 60 Mirage fighter jets to Iraq
  • 1981 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 21-7
  • 1981 Sandra Palmer wins LPGA Whirlpool Golf Championship of Deer Creek
  • 1981 Trevor Chappell bowls underarm to Brian McKechnie, WSC Final MCG
  • 1981 31st NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-120 at Richfield, Ohio

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1982 "Late Night With David Letterman" debuts on NBC-TV, Bill Murray is first guest

Comedian and Television Host David Letterman
Comedian and Television Host
David Letterman
Actor/Comedian Bill Murray
Actor/Comedian
Bill Murray
  • 1982 Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984 China & Netherlands regain diplomatic relations
  • 1984 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
  • 1984 Indian diplomat Ravindra Mhatre kidnapped and murdered by Kashmiri terrorists in Birmingham, England
  • 1985 -61°F (-52°C), Maybell, Colorado (state record)
  • 1985 -69°F (-56°C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • 1985 Azharuddin scores 3rd Test century in 3rd Test Cricket (122 v Eng)
  • 1985 Cards trade D Green, Jose Uribe, Dave LaPoint to Giants for Jack Clark
  • 1985 US female Figure Skating championship won by Tiffany Chin
  • 1986 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • 1987 163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze
  • 1987 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
  • 1987 Kathy Postlewait wins LPGA Mazda Golf Classic
  • 1987 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 10-6

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987 Danielle Steel’s romance novel “Fine Things” is published

Novelist Danielle Steel
Novelist
Danielle Steel
  • 1989 Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1989 Diana, Princess of Wales visits New York City

Princess of Wales Diana Spencer
Princess of Wales
Diana Spencer
  • 1989 The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
  • 1991 Afghanistan and Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • 1991 Craig McDermott takes 8-97 v England at the WACA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 South African President F. W. de Klerk says he will repeal all apartheid laws

South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1991 US Air & Skywest Fairchild jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
  • 1992 "Crazy He Calls Me" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 7 performances

AgreementContract of Interest

1992 Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1992 Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders

NHL Star Denis Potvin
NHL Star
Denis Potvin
  • 1993 NY Judge Sol Wachtler indicted for harassing Joy Silverman
  • 1993 Soyuz TM-16 lands
  • 1994 Irina Privalova runs world record 50m indoor (6.03 sec)
  • 1994 Large meteorite falls near Kusaie, Pacific Ocean

  • 1995 Amtrak NY-Tampa run ends
  • 1995 Amy van Dikes swims woman's world record 50 m butterfly (26.73)
  • 1995 Andy & Grant Flower make 269 stand vs Pak, brotherly record
  • 1995 Belgium's TV channel VT4 goes on the air
  • 1996 The Communications Decency Act is passed by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1998 "Street Corner Symphony" closes at Brooks Atkinson NYC after 79 performances
  • 1998 Australian Mixed: J Gimelstob & V Williams beat Suk & Sukova (62 61)
  • 1998 NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 29-24
  • 1998 Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
  • 1998 86th Men's Australian Open: Petr Korda beats Marcelo Rios (6-2, 6-2, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1998 86th Women's Australian Open: Martina Hingis beats Conchita Martinez (6-3, 6-3)

Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis
  • 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.
  • 2004 251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Wardrobe malfunction: Janet Jackson's breast is exposed during the half-time show of Super Bowl XXXVIII, resulting in US broadcasters adopting a stronger adherence to FCC censorship guidelines.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2004 Super Bowl XXXVIII: New England Patriots beat Carolina Panthers, 32-29 at the Reliant Stadium MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

NFL Quarterback Tom Brady
NFL Quarterback
Tom Brady
  • 2004 92nd Men's Australian Open: Roger Federer beats Marat Safin (7-6, 6-4, 6-2)
  • 2004 92nd Women's Australian Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-3, 4-6, 6-3)
  • 2005 Nepalese King Gyanendra exercises Coup d'état to capture the democracy becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
  • 2005 Canada introduces the Civil Marriage Act, making Canada the fourth country to sanction same-sex marriage.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2006 Economist Ben Bernanke becomes chairman of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Alan Greenspan

Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
US Fed Chairman & Economist Alan Greenspan
US Fed Chairman & Economist
Alan Greenspan
  • 2009 Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is elected as the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay Head of Government in the modern world.
  • 2009 Super Bowl XLIII: Pittsburgh Steelers beat Arizona Cardinals, 27-23 at the Raymond James Stadium MVP: Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh, WR
  • 2009 97th Men's Australian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 3-6, 7-6, 3-6, 6-2)
  • 2009 97th Women's Australian Open: Serena Williams beats Dinara Safina (6-0, 6-3)
  • 2012 At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2013 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
  • 2013 The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • 2013 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • 2013 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
  • 2013 Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

Film release premierFilm Release

2013 "House of Cards", starring Kevin Spacey as Frank Underwood and Robin Wright as his wife, is released on Netflix

  • 2013 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • 2014 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia
  • 2014 Ray Guy becomes the first pure NFL punter to be inducted in the hall of fame
  • 2014 Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Janet Yellen becomes Chair of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke

15th Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
15th Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • 2015 Super Bowl XLIX: New England Patriots defeat the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. MVP: Tom Brady who becomes only the 3rd quarterback to win 4 Superbowls.
  • 2015 France defeats Qatar to win the World Handball Championship
  • 2015 103rd Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0)
  • 2015 31st Sundance Film Festival: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • 2016 WHO declares a global public health emergency over the rapid spread of zika-linked conditions
  • 2016 Alphabet, Google's parent company surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable company ($568bn vs $535bn), after releasing income results
  • 2016 Myanmar's first freely elected parliament in 50 years has its opening session in Nay Pyi Taw

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2016 Iowa Caucuses: Republican Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by a coin toss

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2016 Poor weather conditions strand 100,000 Chinese New Year travelers at a railway station in Guangzhou, China

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

2017 Rex Tillerson confirmed as 69th US Secretary of State

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
US Secretary of State
Rex Tillerson
  • 2017 British MPs vote in favour of the European Union Bill, allowing the government to begin Brexit