What Happened on February 1, 2013

Historical Events

House of Cards

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

  • 21 people are killed and 30 are wounded by a market suicide bombing in Hangu, Pakistan
  • 26 people are killed after a fireworks truck explodes and causes a highway to collapse in Henan, China
  • 44th NAACP Image Awards: "Red Tails" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • Zenit-3SL, a Ukrainian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean
2013 History

Famous Deaths

  • Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian musicologist, educator, and composer, dies at 86

Ed Koch (1924-2013)

American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies of heart failure at 88

  • Paul Holmes, New Zealand radio and TV broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian boxer (Olympic gold light welterweight 1956), dies from Alzheimer's disease at 80

About February 1, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 10 years and 8 months
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Thrift Shop - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz
  • UK #1 Song: Get Up (Rattle) - Bingo Players Ft. Far East Movement