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Births for February 01


  • 1552 Edward Coke, England, jurist/politician (defended common law)
  • 1757 John P Kemble, English actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
  • 1763 Thomas Campbell, founder (Church of Disciples in America)
  • 1801 Thomas Cole, US, romantic landscape painter (Hudson River School)
  • 1805 Auguste Blanqui, France, revolutionary (workers' leader)
  • 1807 William Bowen Campbell, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 1810 Charles Lenox Remond, Salem Mass, famous black
  • 1819 Henry Lawrence Eustis, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1885
  • 1827 Alphonse de Rothschild, French banker
  • 1829 John Potts Slough, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1867
  • 1833 Henry McNeal Turner, black methodist bishop
  • 1839 James A Herne, (J Aherne), US playwright (Hearts of Oak)
  • 1841 William H H Davenport, Buffalo, stage medium
  • 1844 Granville Stanley Hall, US, psychologist
  • 1848 Adh‚mar Esmein, French lawyer
  • 1859 Victor Herbert, Dublin Ireland, composer (Babes in Toyland)
  • 1874 Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austria, poet/dramatist/essayist
  • 1882 Louis St Laurent, (L) 12th Canadian PM (1948-57)
  • 1884 Yevgeny Zamyatin, Russia, novelist/playwright (We)
  • 1885 Camille Chautemps, premier France
  • 1887 Dirk Roosenburg, architect
  • 1889 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)
  • 1892 K Rudolf Mengelberg, composer/musicologist (Amsterdam Concert Hall)
  • 1895 John Ford, director (Stagecoach, Air Mail, Quiet Man)
  • 1897 Denise Robins, London, romantic novelist (1st Long Kiss)
  • 19-- Bill Leydon, Chicago Ill, TV host (Musical Chairs)
  • 19-- Brandis Kemp, Palo Alto Calif, comedienne (Fridays)
  • 19-- Don Amendolia, Glassboro NJ, actor (Dino-Mama Malone)
  • 19-- Leo Burmester, Luoisville Ky, actor (Randy-Flo, Chiefs)
  • 19-- Randy Josselyn, actor (Rodney-Family Matters)
  • 1901 Clark Gable, actor, didn't give a damn about Scarlet O'Hara
  • 1902 Langston Hughes, poet/translator (Weary Blues)
  • 1903 Georg Rendl, Austria miner/beekeeper/writer (Of the Bienenroman
  • 1903 Georg Rendl, Austrian miner/beekeeper/writer (Of the Bienenroman)
  • 1904 S J Perelman, author/humorist (Around the World in 80 Days)
  • 1906 Hildegarde, Adell Wisc, night club singer (I'll Be Seeing You)
  • 1907 Camargo Guarnieri, Brazil, composer/conductor
  • 1907 Gnter Eich, German literary (Unnderground Highway)
  • 1907 John Canaday, art critic (Metropolitan Museum of Art Portfolios)
  • 1907 S ndor Veress, Hungarian pianist/composer
  • 1907 S ndor Veress, Hungarian pianist/composer
  • 1908 Albie Booth, collegiate Hall of Fame football star (Yale)
  • 1914 Hans Zlig, Swiss dancer
  • 1915 Stanley Matthews, 1st British soccer player to be knighted
  • 1918 Muriel Spark, Scotland, novelist (Prime of Miss Jean Brodie)
  • 1920 Pierre Jonqu‚res d'Oriola, France, equest jumper (Oly-gold-1952, 64)
  • 1922 Renata Tebaldi, Italy, opera singer (Lo Boh‚me)
  • 1926 Stuart Whitman, SF Calif, actor (Capt Apache, Ransom, Cimarron Strip)
  • 1927 Galway Kinnell, Providence RI, author (Body Rags, Book of Nightmares)
  • 1928 Tom Lantos, (Rep-D-CA, 1981- )
  • 1931 Barrel, (ABM) Frinking, teacher/member of Dutch 2nd chamber (CVP)
  • 1931 Boris Yeltsin, Ural Mts USSR, president of Russian SSR
  • 1931 Madeline Berthod, Switzerland, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1956)
  • 1931 Ton (ABM) Frinking, Dutch politician (CDA) 2nd Chamber
  • 1932 John Hart, Denver Colo, newsman (CBS News Retrospective, NBC News)
  • 1933 Reynolds Price, US writer
  • 1934 Bob Shane, vocalist (Kingston Trio-Scarlet Ribbons)
  • 1935 Vladimir V Aksyonov, cosmonaut (Soyuz 22, T-2)
  • 1937 Don Everly, Brownie Ky, singer (Everly Bros-Wake Up Little Susie)
  • 1937 Garrett Morris, New Orleans La, comedian (Saturday Night Live)
  • 1937 Ray Sawyer, (Dr Hook), Ala, vocalist (Dr Hook-When You're in Love)
  • 1938 Jacky Cupit, golfer (Rookie of Year 1961)
  • 1938 Sherman Hemsley, Phila, actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen)
  • 1939 Paul E Gillmor, (Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1940 Herve Filion, sulky driver (1969 Canadian Sports Hall of Fame)
  • 1941 Anatoliy Firssov, USSR, ice hockey play (Olympic-gold-1964, 68, 72)
  • 1941 Franco Nones, Italy, 30K cross country skier (Olympic-gold-1968)
  • 1942 Bibi Besch, Vienna Austria, actress (Star Trek 2, Beast Within)
  • 1943 Terry Jones, Wales, comedian (Monty Python)
  • 1943 Tina Sloan, NY, actress (Lillian-Guiding Light, Search for Tomorrow)
  • 1946 Bert Braverman, LA Calif, actor (Bobby-Vega$, Roy-New Odd Couple)
  • 1952 Rick James, (James Johnson), rock/soul/funk vocalist (Super Freak)
  • 1954 Billy Mumy, actor (Will Robinson-Lost in Space, Dear Brigitte)
  • 1954 Mike Campbell, guitarist (Tom Petty & Heartbreakers-Breakdown)
  • 1957 Donna Adamek, Duarte Calif, bowler (BWAA Woman of Year 1978-81)
  • 1964 Jani Lane, heavy metal drummer (Warrant-Cherry Pie)
  • 1965 Brandon Lee, Emerson Colo, actor (Showdown in Little Tokyo)
  • 1965 Sherilyn Fenn, Detroit Mich, actress (2 Moon Junction, Twin Peaks)
  • 1965 Stephane Marie Elisabeth de Grimaldi, Monte Carlo Monaco, Princess
  • 1966 Donna Edmondson, Greensboro NC, playmate of year (Nov, 1986)
  • 1967 Langston Hughes, poet/author
  • 1968 Lisa Marie Presley Keough, (Elvis' daughter)
  • 1970 Pauly Shore, comedian (Encino Man)


Passings for February 01


  • 1248 Hendrik II, duke of Brabant (1235-48), dies
  • 1294 Louis II, the Strong, ruler of Upper-Bayern, dies
  • 1328 Charles IV, the Schone, King of France (1322-28), dies
  • 1666 Sjihab al-Din Sultan C Shah Djahan, mogol of India (Taj-Mahal), dies
  • 1691 Alexander VIII, (Pietro Ottoboni), Italian Pope (1689-91), dies at 80
  • 1691 George Ethereyou, English songwriter (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • 1733 August II, the strong, King of Poland (355 children), dies at 62
  • 1747 Jacobus E J Capitein, slave/vicar/merchant, dies
  • 1832 Ecco Epkema, classic linguist (Fries/Oudfries), dies at 71
  • 1851 Mary Wollstonecroft Shelley, writer (Frankenstein), dies at 53
  • 1903 George G Stokes, British/naturalist/pres Royal Society, dies
  • 1908 Carlos I, King of Portugal (1889-1908), killed by mob
  • 1908 Luis Phillip, Crown Prince of Portugal, killed by mob
  • 1910 Otto Julius Bierbaum, German writer (Irrgarten Der Liebe), dies at 44
  • 1944 Piet Mondriaan, painter, dies
  • 1945 Johan Huizinga, culture historian (Homo ludens), dies
  • 1954 Julius P Hoste, Belg minister/daily newspaper publisher, dies at 69
  • 1957 Friedrich von Paul, German field marshall (Nederl./Stalingrad (66)
  • 1957 Friedrich von Paul, German field marshall, dies at 66
  • 1966 Buster Keaton, (Joseph Francis), US comic (general), dies
  • 1966 Hedda Hopper, (Elda Furry), US gossip columnist, dies at 75
  • 1966 Nicholas Piantanida, sets balloon flight record & dies in descent
  • 1968 Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US & Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
  • 1974 Lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
  • 1975 Richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
  • 1976 Edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
  • 1976 Werner C Heisenberg, German physicist (Nobel 1932, field theory), die
  • 1977 Edmond (Moore) Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 7
  • 1979 Mort Marshall, actor (Cully-Dumplings), dies at 60
  • 1980 Jack Bailey, TV host (Queen for a Day), dies at 72
  • 1983 Tullio Campagnolo, Itallian fiat manufacturer, dies
  • 1986 Dick James, Beatles' music publisher (1962-70), dies in London at 58
  • 1987 Erin Westmore, makeup artist (Hollywood Backstage), dies at 82
  • 1988 Heather O'Rourke, "Poltergeist" star, dies at 12 of intestinal ailmen
  • 1991 H J van Ommeren-Averink, Dutch 2nd Chamber member (CPN), dies
  • 1991 Phil Watson, NHL coach (NY Rangers), dies


Special events for February 01


  • 772 Adrian I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1709 Alexander Selkirk (Robinson Crusoe) rescued from Juan Fernandez
  • 1783 William Herschel announces star Lambda Herculis as apex
  • 1788 1st US steamboat patent issued, by Georgia to Briggs & Longstreet
  • 1790 Supreme Court convenes for 1st time (NYC)
  • 1793 Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen
  • 1810 1st insurance co managed by blacks (American Insurance Co of Phila)
  • 1810 Seville, Spain surrenders to French
  • 1810 US Population: 7,239,881, Black population: 1,377,808 (19%)
  • 1814 Lord Byron's "Corsair" sells 10,000 copies on day of publication
  • 1814 Volcano Mayon on Luzon Phillipines erupts killing 1,200
  • 1840 Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1st in US, incorporated
  • 1846 Th‚phile Gautier publishes "Hashish Club" about his initiation
  • 1860 1st rabbi to open House of Representatives, Morris Raphall of NYC
  • 1861 Texas becomes 7th state to secede
  • 1862 Julia Howe publishes "Battle Hymn of Republic"
  • 1864 -Feb 8th) Battle of Yazoo River, MS
  • 1865 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)
  • 1865 General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
  • 1865 JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar
  • 1867 Bricklayers start working 8-hour days
  • 1881 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri authorized
  • 1893 Opera "Manon Lescaut" is produced (Turin)
  • 1893 Thomas Edison complete's worlds 1st movie studio (West Orange NJ)
  • 1896 Opera "La Boheme" is produced (Turin)
  • 1898 1st auto insurance policy in US issued, by Travelers Insurance Co
  • 1902 China's emperorin Tzoe-hsi forbids binding woman's feet
  • 1906 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas
  • 1909 US Assay Office in Salt Lake City, Utah opens
  • 1914 NY Giants & Chic White Sox play an exhibition baseball game in Egypt
  • 1914 Pennsylvania State Board of (motion picture) censors appointed
  • 1914 Tanganyika Railway opens
  • 1916 H Thiele discovers asteroid #1847 Stobbe
  • 1918 Russia adopts Gregorians calender (becomes Feb 14)
  • 1920 1st commercial armored car introduced, St Paul, Minn
  • 1923 Allied ultimatum on Lithuanian occupation of Memel
  • 1923 Fascists Free Will Militia forms in Italy under Mussolini
  • 1924 Amsterdam's Netherland Press Museum opens
  • 1924 New British MacDonald govt recognizes USSR
  • 1925 1st national conference of KPD's Rotfrontk„mpferbund in Berlin
  • 1926 Kirghiz Autonomous Region in RSFSR becomes Kirghiz ASSR
  • 1926 Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • 1929 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402« lbs
  • 1933 Colonial govt arrests Anton de Kom in Paramaribo Suriname
  • 1934 Austrian Chancellor Dollfuss desolves all political parties but his
  • 1935 James T Farrell finishes his "Studs Lonigan" trilogy
  • 1937 Stapleton, Staten Island becomes a customs-free port
  • 1940 Russia begins new offensive against Finland
  • 1942 Gen von Paulus (Stalingrad) surrenders to Russian troops)
  • 1943 German occupiers make Vidkun Quisling Norwegian premier
  • 1943 Mussert directs NSB-shadow cabinet
  • 1944 US 7th Infantry/25th Marine Division lands on Kwajalein/Roi/Namur
  • 1944 Upper state Soviet enlarges autonomist soviet republic
  • 1945 US Army arrives at Siegfriedlinie
  • 1946 Hungary proclaims Zolt n Tildy as communist president
  • 1946 Republic Hungary proclaims Zolt n Tildy as communist president
  • 1946 Trygve Lie, a Norwegian socialist, becomes 1st Sec-Gen of UN
  • 1946 republic Hungary proclaimed/forms (Zolt n Tildy as president chosen
  • 1947 Aleide de Gasperi forms Italian cabinet of christian-democrats
  • 1947 Aleide the Gasperi forms Italian cabinet of christian-democrats/commu
  • 1948 Federation Malaysia formed/shaped out 9 sultanate
  • 1948 Federation Malaysia forms from 9 sultanates
  • 1948 Palestine Post building in Jerusalem bombed
  • 1949 200" (5.08-m) Hale telescope 1st used
  • 1950 USSR asks condemnation emperor Hirohito because of war crimes
  • 1950 USSR condemns Emperor Hirohito of war crimes
  • 1950 Urko Kekkonen to president of Finland chosen
  • 1950 Urko Kekkonen elected president of Finland
  • 1951 -50ø F (-46ø C), Gavilan, New Mexico (state record)
  • 1951 1st X-ray moving picture process demonstrated
  • 1951 1st telecast of atomic explosion
  • 1951 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1951 Alfred Krupp & 28 other German war criminals freed
  • 1951 UN condemns People's Republic of China as agressor in Korea
  • 1952 General strike against French colonial management in Tunisia
  • 1953 "General Electric Theater" premiers on CBS TV; Reagan later hosts
  • 1953 "You Are There" with Walter Cronkite premiers on CBS television
  • 1953 Flooding in Netherlands, kills 1,835
  • 1953 WEEK TV channel 25 in Peoria, IL (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Scapino Ballet Studio in Amsterdam destroyed by fire
  • 1954 Soap opera "Secret Storm" premiers
  • 1956 WSAV TV channel 3 in Savannah, GA (NBC) begins broadcasting
  • 1957 1st black pilot (PH Young) on a US scheduled passenger airline
  • 1957 G˜sbert of Hall appointed mayor of Amsterdam
  • 1958 1st US satellite (Explorer I) launched
  • 1958 Egypt & Syria announce plans to merge into United Arab Republic
  • 1958 WFTV TV channel 9 in Orlando, FL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1959 Lowell Observatory discovers asteroid #2847
  • 1959 Swiss males vote against voting rights for women
  • 1959 Texas Instruments gets patent on IC, Integrated Circuit
  • 1959 WVUE TV channel 8 in New Orleans, LA (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1960 4 students stage 1st civil rights sit-in, at Greensboro NC Woolworth
  • 1960 Black college students sit-in at segregated lunch counter in NC
  • 1960 Extremely-rightward rebellion in Algeria
  • 1961 1st full-scale test of US Minuteman ICBM is successful
  • 1963 Nyasaland (now Malawi) becomes self-governing
  • 1964 Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand," 1st #1 hit & stays #1 for 7 week
  • 1964 Suriname River dammed
  • 1965 Martin Luther King Jr & 700 demonstrators arrested in Selma Ala
  • 1967 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives
  • 1969 WPGH TV channel 53 in Pittsburgh, PA (IND) begins broadcasting
  • 1970 Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
  • 1970 WMAA TV channel 29 in Jackson, MS (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1972 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
  • 1972 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
  • 1974 "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premiers on CBS TV
  • 1975 1st successful Wash Cap penalty shot, Ken Lockett vs Vancouver Canuck
  • 1975 Lorne Henning scores on 3rd Islander penalty shot
  • 1976 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premiers on ABC TV
  • 1976 Sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
  • 1977 Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives
  • 1977 Hillsdale High School defeats Person High School 2-0 in basketball
  • 1979 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 yrs in exile
  • 1979 Patricia Hearst is released from a SF prison for bank robbery
  • 1980 Sears Radio Theater moves from CBS to Mutual Broadcasting System
  • 1980 Soap opera "Love of Life" ends a 28 year run
  • 1981 11th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 21-7
  • 1982 Senegal & Gambia form loose confederation (Senegambia)
  • 1984 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
  • 1984 Ravindara Mhatrem, Indian diplomat, kidnapped in England (killed 0203
  • 1985 -61ø F (-52øC) at Maybell, Colorado: state record
  • 1985 -69ø F (-56ø C), Peter's Sink, Utah (state record)
  • 1986 KHJ-AM in Los Angeles CA changes call letters to KRTH
  • 1986 Singer Diana Ross marries Arne Naess in Switzerland
  • 1987 163 day strike against Deere & Co ends, workers accept wage freeze
  • 1987 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
  • 1989 Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 1 at perihelion
  • 1989 Princess Diane of England visits NYC
  • 1991 Afghanistan/Pakistan hit by earthquake, 1,200 die
  • 1991 President F W de Klerk, says he would repeal all apartheid laws
  • 1991 US Air & commuter jet collide at LA Airport killing 32
  • 1992 Barry Bonds signs baseball's highest single year contract ($4.7 mil)
  • 1992 Denis Potvin's #5 becomes 1st number retired by NY Islanders


Songs for date February 01


  • 02/01/45 --- Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night Of) (Carle, Frankie)
  • 02/01/45 --- Little On The Lonely Side, A (Carle, Frankie)
  • 02/01/45 --- I'm Beginning To See The Light (James, Harry)
  • 02/01/64 --- She Loves You (Beatles)
  • 02/01/64 --- California Sun (Rivieras)
  • 02/01/69 --- I'm Living In Shame (Supremes)
  • 02/01/75 --- Lady Marmalade (Labelle, Patti)
  • 02/01/75 --- Don't Call Us, We'll Call You (Sugarloaf)
  • 02/01/86 --- These Dreams (Heart)
  • 02/01/92 --- Masterpiece (Atlantic Starr)
  • 02/01/92 --- Remember The Time (Jackson, Michael)
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