On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2013

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Release

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

Actor Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey
Actress Robin Wright
Robin Wright
Actress Kate Mara
Kate Mara
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

John Kerry succeeds Hillary Clinton as US Secretary of State

US Secretary of State John Kerry
US Secretary of State
John Kerry
Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
  • The Nigerian Army bombs a Boko Haram camp, killing 18 people
  • Zenit-3SL, a Ukranian-Russian carrier rocket, fails 40 seconds after liftoff and crashes into the Pacific Ocean

Famous Deaths

  • Dag Schjelderup-Ebbe, Norwegian composer, dies at 86
  • Ed Koch, American congressman and New York City Mayor (1977-89), dies from heart failure at 88
  • Sir Paul Holmes, New Zealand media broadcaster, dies from prostate cancer and heart problems at 62
  • Vladimir Yengibaryan, Armenian welterweight boxer (Olympic gold, 1956), dies at 80