On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2016

Historical Events

  • Alphabet, Google's parent company surpasses Apple as the world's most valuable company ($568bn vs $535bn), after releasing income results
  • Myanmar's first freely elected parliament in 50 years has its opening session in Nay Pyi Taw
  • Poor weather conditions strand 100,000 Chinese New Year travelers at a railway station in Guangzhou, China
  • WHO declares a global public health emergency over the rapid spread of zika-linked conditions

Famous Deaths

  • Israr Ali, Pakistan cricket all-rounder (4 Tests; member of Pakistan's first Test team that played against India 1952–53), dies of pneumonia at 88
2016 Highlights

About February 1, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Aquarius