On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2008

Historical Events

  • Canadian jockey Russell Baze rides his 10,000th career winner aboard Two Step Cat in 3rd race at Golden Gate Fields, Albany, CA; prevails in a 3-horse photo finish
  • 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
2008 Highlights

About February 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 8 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Aquarius