Historical Events In February - 01
Sunday, 17 February 2019
1966 Buster Keaton, famous comic film star, dies at age 69 on February - 01.
1966 On this day in history buster Keaton, [Joseph Francis], US comic (General), dies at 69
1967 Severe brush fires in Tasmania destroy $11 million & 60 lives on this day in history.
1967 Ernie Bromley, cricketer (2 Tests for Australia 1933-34), dies on February - 01.
1968 On February - 01 famous photo Saigon police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan executes a Viet Cong officer with a pistol shot to the head
1968 On February - 01 former Vice-President Richard Nixon announces candidacy for President
1968 On February - 01 the government halted further unification of the Canadian Armed Forces, many say it did not work
1968 Vince Lombardi resigns as coach of the Green Bay Packers on this day in history.
1968 World trade conference Unctad 2 opens in New Delhi on this day in history.
1968 On February - 01 lawson Little, amateur golfer (US/Brit Opens 1934,35), dies at 57
1969 On February - 01 jim Morrison arrested for exposing himself in concert
1969 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history uS male Figure Skating championship won by Tim Wood
1970 On this day in history stalled commuter train rammed by express in Argentina, 139 die
1970 West-Germany & USSR sign gas contract on February - 01.
1970 On this day in history blaz Arnic, composer, dies at 69
1971 Canada and China open diplomatic relations; exchange diplomats in both countries, and officially recognize each other's sovereignty on February - 01.
1971 Jim A J Christy, cricket (10 Tests for S Af, 638 runs at 34 33), dies on this day in history.
1972 The calculator arrives as a scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395) on this day in history.
1972 On February - 01 wings release "Give Ireland Back to the Irish" in UK
1973 Monte Irvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame on February - 01.
1974 On this day in history "Good Times" (spinoff from "Maude") premieres on CBS TV
1974 On February - 01 lynda Ann Healy, 1st Bundy murder victim, abducted in Seattle
1975 On February - 01 "Hoppy, Gene & Me" by Roy Rogers peaks at #65
1975 On this day in history "Men on the Moon" closes at Little Theater NYC after 5 performances
1975 Otis Francis Tabler is first open homosexual to get security clearance to work for the Defense Department on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history richard Wattis, actor (Dick & Duchess, Liberace), dies at 62
1976 "Rich Man, Poor Man" mini-series premieres on ABC TV on February - 01.
1976 On February - 01 sonny & Cher resume TV show, despite real-life divorce
1976 On this day in history 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 On February - 01 edmond [Moore] Hamilton, US, sci-fi author (Danger Planet), dies at 72
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.