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

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Iowa Caucuses: Republican Ted Cruz defeats Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton beats Bernie Sanders by a coin toss

Politician and US First Lady Hillary Clinton
Politician and US First Lady
Hillary Clinton
US Senator Bernie Sanders
US Senator
Bernie Sanders
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 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? 4 years, 9 months and 22 days
Leap Year: Yes

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