On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2013

Historical Events

Film Release

"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

Famous Deaths

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

Ed Koch

Ed Koch, 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
2013 Highlights

About February 1, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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