February 1: Day of the Week
February 1, 2019 was the 32nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 333 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Try it today and improve your lovelife. Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E? (Sponsored link; 18+ only)
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.
What no one tells you about the hidden secrets of your first name. Are there magical powers in your given name? Every name has a character and personality. Get smart with name meanings. Find out your name’s personality! (Sponsored link)
February 1 Historical Event(s)
- 1662The Chinese general Koxinga seizes the island of Taiwan after a nine-month siege.
- 1713The Kalabalik or Tumult in Bendery results from the Ottoman sultan’s order that his unwelcome guest, King Charles XII of Sweden, be seized.
- 1790In New York City, the Supreme Court of the United States convenes for the first time.
- 1876A murder conviction effectively forces the violent Pennsylvanian Irish anti-owner coal miners, the “Molly Maguires”, to disband.
- 1908King Carlos I of Portugal and his son, Prince Luis Filipe are killed in Terreiro do Paco, Lisbon.
- 1942Voice of America, the official external radio and television service of the United States federal government, begins broadcasting with programs aimed at areas controlled by the Axis powers.
- 1942World War II: Josef Terboven, Reichskommissar of German-occupied Norway, appoints Vidkun Quisling the Minister President of the National Government.
- 1968Vietnam War: The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan is videotaped and photographed by Eddie Adams. This image helped build opposition to the Vietnam War.
- 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.
Who were born on February 1?
- 1764George Duff, Royal Navy Captain, killed in action at the Battle of Trafalgar (d.1805)
- 1924Ben Weider, Canadian businessman and author (d. 2008)
- 1937Ray Sawyer, American singer (Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show)
- 1938Sherman Hemsley, American comedian and actor
- 1947Jessica Savitch, American journalist (d. 1983)
- 1974Walter McCarty, American basketball player
- 1979Juan Silveira dos Santos, Brazilian footballer
- 1985Dean Shiels, Northern Irish footballer
- 1986Lauren Conrad, American reality TV personality
- 1990Laura Marling, English singer-songwriter
Now try another date like anniversaries, birthdays of someone you know or any other date that is special to you. Don’t forget to share the info to your friends, loved ones or social media followers. Who knows, they might appreciate and thank you for it.