February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2017 was the 32nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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Here’s the February calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1709Alexander Selkirk is rescued after being shipwrecked on a desert island, inspiring the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe.
- 1790In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
- 1897Shinhan Bank, the oldest bank in South Korea, opens in Seoul.
- 1924The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
- 1974Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- 1986New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Tiger in Chinese astrology.
- 1991A runway collision between USAir Flight 1493 and SkyWest Flight 5569 at Los Angeles International Airport results in the death of 34 persons, and the injury of 30 others.
- 1998Rear Admiral Lillian E. Fishburne became the first female African American to be promoted to rear admiral.
- 2004251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
- 2009Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir is chosen the first female Prime Minister of Iceland, becoming the first openly gay head of government in the modern world.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1873John Barry, Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross (d. 1901)
- 1884Bradbury Robinson, who threw the first forward pass in American football history in 1906 (d. 1949)
- 1901Clark Gable, American actor (d. 1960)
- 1926Shane Devine, United States Federal Judge (d. 1999)
- 1942Terry Jones, Welsh actor and writer
- 1961Volker Fried, German field hockey player
- 1964Mario Pelchat, Canadian singer
- 1966Vasilis Dimitriadis, Greek footballer
- 1973Makiko Ohmoto, Japanese voice actress
- 1980Héctor Luna, Dominican Republic baseball player
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