On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Canadian jockey Russell Baze rides his 10,000th winner aboard Two Step Cat in 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA
  • Minnesota starter Johan Santana signs a 6-year, $137.5 million deal with the New York Mets to become the highest-paid pitcher in MLB history; trade from Twins to Mets official the next day

Famous Deaths

  • Shell Kepler [Michelle Alaine Kepler], American actress (General Hospital), dies from renal failure at 49