Historical Events In February - 01
Thursday, 22 August 2019
1966 On this day in history buster Keaton, famous comic film star, dies at age 69.
1966 On February - 01 buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
1967 On this day in history severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives
1967 On this day in history ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies
1968 On this day in history famous photo Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head
1968 Former Vice-President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President on this day in history.
1968 The government halted further unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, many say it did not work on February - 01.
1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of the Green Bay Packers on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history world trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi
1968 Lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57 on February - 01.
1969 On February - 01 jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
1969 On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1969 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1970 Stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die on this day in history.
1970 West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract on this day in history.
1970 Blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69 on February - 01.
1971 Canada and China open diplomatic relations; exchange diplomats in both countries, and officially recognize each other's sovereignty on February - 01.
1971 On this day in history jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies
1972 On this day in history the calculator arrives as a scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)
1972 Wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK on February - 01.
1973 On February - 01 monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame
1974 On this day in history "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
1974 On this day in history lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
1975 On this day in history "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
1975 "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances on this day in history.
1975 On February - 01 otis Francis Tabler is first open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department
1975 On February - 01 richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
1976 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV on this day in history.
1976 On February - 01 sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1976 On February - 01 edgar Pangborn, sci-fi author (Judgment of Eve, Davy), dies at 66
1977 Heavy blizzard in New England claims 100 lives on this day in history.
1977 Edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1978 Director Roman Polanski skips bail & fled to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old girl on February - 01.
1978 Harriet Tubman is first black woman honored on a US postage stamp on this day in history.