On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2012

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • Angelo Dundee, American boxing trainer & cornerman (Muhammad Ali 1960–81 & 15 other world boxing champions), dies at 90
  • Charlie Spoonhour, American basketball coach (Southwest Missouri State, Saint Louis, UNLV), dies at 72
  • 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 & Nobel Laureate, dies at 88
2012 Highlights

About February 1, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 9 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius