February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2022 was the 32nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mardi.
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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.
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February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1814Mayon Volcano, in the Philippines, erupts, killing around 1,200 people, the most devastating eruption of the volcano.
- 1918Russia adopts the Gregorian Calendar.
- 1924The United Kingdom recognizes the USSR.
- 1974Kuala Lumpur is declared a Federal Territory.
- 1989The Western Australian towns of Kalgoorlie and Boulder amalgamate to form the City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder.
- 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.
- 1992The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Bhopal court declares Warren Anderson, ex-CEO of Union Carbide, a fugitive under Indian law for failing to appear in the Bhopal Disaster case.
- 2004251 people are trampled to death and 244 injured in a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
- 2005King Gyanendra of Nepal carries out a coup d'état to capture the democracy, becoming Chairman of the Councils of ministers.
- 2041New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Metal Rooster in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1851Durham Stevens, American diplomat (d. 1908)
- 1894John Ford, American director and producer (d. 1973)
- 1902Therese Brandl, Nazi concentration camp guard (d. 1947)
- 1931Iajuddin Ahmed, former President of Bangladesh
- 1951Sonny Landreth, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1958Jackie Shroff, Indian actor
- 1969Patrick Wilson, American musician (Weezer)
- 1974David Meca, Spanish long distance swimmer
- 1977Kevin Kilbane, Irish footballer
- 1988Mark Healey, British computer games developer
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