On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2014

Historical Events

  • 14 people are killed after Mount Sinabung erupts in Indonesia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

American businessman and lawyer Adam Silver becomes the 5th NBA Commissioner

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning becomes all-time record-holder for MVP trophies, winning his 5th at the NFL Honours in New York; also 2013 Offensive Player of the Year

NFL Quarterback Peyton Manning
NFL Quarterback
Peyton Manning

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Janet Yellen becomes Chair of the US Federal Reserve, succeeding Ben Bernanke

Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve Janet Yellen
Economist and Chair of the Federal Reserve
Janet Yellen
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke
Economist and Chairman of the Federal Reserve
Ben Bernanke
  • Ray Guy (Oakland/LA Raiders) becomes second pure kicker, and first pure punter to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Syrian civil war death toll reaches 130,000, while 4 million are displaced

Famous Deaths

  • Luis Aragonés, Spanish soccer forward (11 caps; Atlético Madrid) and manager (Spain 2004-08; Atlético Madrid, Barcelona), dies from leukemia at 75

Person of interestMaximilian Schell

Maximilian Schell, Swiss-Austrian actor (Judgment at Nuremberg, The Pedestrian), dies at 83


2014 Highlights

About February 1, 2014

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 10 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius