On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • At least 73 people are killed in the Egyptian football riots in Port Said

Famous Deaths

  • Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer and cornerman, dies at 90
  • Don Cornelius, American television host, commits suicide by gunshot at 75
  • Gerlando Alberti, Sicilian Mafioso, dies from cancer at 88
  • Ton de Kruyf, Dutch composer, dies at 74
  • Wislawa Szymborska, Polish poet and Nobel Laureate, dies at 88