On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Archaeologists announce discovery of thousands of undetected structures in Mayan lowland civilisation, Guatemala, using Lidar, suggests population of 10 million
  • The Indian government announces plan to give 500 million people free healthcare

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Stout, American composer, dies at 85
  • Dennis Edwards, American lead singer of The Temptations (Papa was a Rollin' Stone), dies following a stroke at 74
  • Patricia Lindop, British radiobiologist and physician, dies at 87