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Events

  • 2003 – Iraq War: In Nasiriyah, Iraq, at least 23 people, among them the first Italian casualties of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, are killed in a suicide bomb attack on an Italian police base.
  • 2001 – In New York City, American Airlines Flight 587, an Airbus A300 en route to the Dominican Republic, crashes minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, killing all 260 on board and five on the ground.
  • 1981 – Space Shuttle program: Mission STS-2, utilizing the Space Shuttle Columbia, marks the first time a manned spacecraft is launched into space twice.
  • 1980 – The NASA space probe Voyager I makes its closest approach to Saturn and takes the first images of its rings.
  • 1979 – Iran hostage crisis: In response to the hostage situation in Tehran, US President Jimmy Carter orders a halt to all petroleum imports into the United States from Iran.
  • 1971 – Vietnam War: As part of Vietnamization, US President Richard Nixon sets February 1, 1972 as the deadline for the removal of another 45,000 American troops from Vietnam.
  • 1970 – The Oregon Highway Division attempts to destroy a rotting beached Sperm whale with explosives, leading to the now infamous "exploding whale" incident.
  • 1958 – A team of rock climbers led by Warren Harding completes the first ascent of The Nose on El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.
  • 1942 – World War II: Naval Battle of Guadalcanal between Japanese and American forces begins near Guadalcanal. The battle lasts for three days and ends with an American victory.
  • 1941 – World War II: Temperatures around Moscow drop to -12 °C as the Soviet Union launches ski troops for the first time against the freezing German forces near the city.
  • 1892 – William Heffelfinger becomes the first professional American football player on record, participating in his first paid game for the Allegheny Athletic Association.
  • 1793 – Jean Sylvain Bailly, the first Mayor of Paris, is guillotined.
  • 1439 – Plymouth, becomes the first town incorporated by the English Parliament.

Births

  • 1992 – Trey Burke, American basketball player
  • 1988 – Russell Westbrook, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Arianny Celeste, American model and actress
  • 1984 – Benjamin Okolski, American figure skater
  • 1983 – Charlie Morton, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Anne Hathaway, American actress
  • 1980 – Shaun Cooper, American bass player
  • 1979 – Corey Maggette, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1979 – Lucas Glover, American golfer
  • 1979 – Matt Cappotelli, American wrestler and trainer
  • 1978 – Ashley Williams, American actress
  • 1976 – Richelle Mead, American author and educator
  • 1976 – Tevin Campbell, American R&B singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1971 – Chen Guangcheng, Chinese-American lawyer and activist
  • 1970 – Tonya Harding, American figure skater
  • 1969 – Ian Bremmer, American political scientist and author
  • 1969 – Rob Schrab, American writer and artist
  • 1968 – Kathleen Hanna, American singer-songwriter
  • 1968 – Sammy Sosa, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1967 – Disco Inferno, American wrestler and manager
  • 1967 – Michael Moorer, American boxer
  • 1965 – Lex Lang, American voice actor and producer
  • 1964 – David Ellefson, American bass player and songwriter
  • 1964 – Vic Chesnutt, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2009)
  • 1962 – Jon Dough, American porn actor, director, and producer (d. 2006)
  • 1962 – Naomi Wolf, American author and activist
  • 1962 – Neal Shusterman, American author and poet
  • 1959 – Vincent Irizarry, American actor
  • 1958 – Megan Mullally, American actress and singer
  • 1958 – Nick Stellino, Italian-American chef and author
  • 1954 – Rob Lytle, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1949 – Jack Reed, American soldier and politician
  • 1947 – Buck Dharma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Judith Roitman, American mathematician and academic
  • 1945 – Michael Bishop, American author and educator
  • 1945 – Neil Young, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1945 – Tracy Kidder, American journalist and author
  • 1944 – Al Michaels, American sportscaster
  • 1944 – Booker T. Jones, American pianist, saxophonist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1943 – Brian Hyland, American pop singer
  • 1943 – John Walker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2011)
  • 1943 – Wallace Shawn, American actor, comedian and playwright
  • 1941 – Carol Gluck, American historian, author, and academic
  • 1938 – Mort Shuman, American singer-songwriter and pianist (d. 1991)
  • 1934 – Charles Manson, American cult leader and mass murderer
  • 1930 – Bob Crewe, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Grace Kelly, American actress, later Princess Grace of Monaco (d. 1982)
  • 1924 – Sam Jones, American bassist, cellist, and composer (d. 1981)
  • 1922 – Kim Hunter, American actress (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – Richard Quine, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1989)
  • 1917 – Jo Stafford, American singer (d. 2008)
  • 1911 – Buck Clayton, American trumpet player and academic (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Harry Blackmun, American lawyer and judge (d. 1999)
  • 1906 – George Dillon, American soldier and poet (d. 1968)
  • 1905 – Louise Thaden, American pilot (d. 1979)
  • 1903 – Jack Oakie, American actor (d. 1978)
  • 1901 – James Luther Adams, American minister and theologian (d. 1994)
  • 1889 – DeWitt Wallace, American publisher and philanthropist, co-founded Reader's Digest (d. 1981)
  • 1817 – Bahá'u'lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892)
  • 1815 – Elizabeth Cady Stanton, American activist (d. 1902)
  • 1795 – Thaddeus William Harris, American entomologist and botanist (d. 1856)
  • 1606 – Jeanne Mance, French-Canadian nurse, founded the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal (d. 1673)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Lupita Tovar, Mexican-American actress (b. 1910)
  • 2015 – Aaron Shikler, American painter (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Earl E. Anderson, American general (b. 1919)
  • 2015 – Philip Ciaccio, American lawyer, judge, and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2014 – John Briscoe, South African-American epidemiologist, engineer, and academic (b. 1948)
  • 2014 – Marge Roukema, American educator and politician (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Daniel Stern, American psychologist and theorist (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Sergio Oliva, Cuban-American bodybuilder (b. 1941)
  • 2008 – Catherine Baker Knoll, American educator and politician, 30th Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Ira Levin, American novelist, playwright, and songwriter (b. 1929)
  • 2003 – Penny Singleton, American actress (b. 1908)
  • 2003 – Tony Thompson, American drummer (b. 1954)
  • 2001 – Albert Hague, German-American actor and composer (b. 1920)
  • 1998 – Sally Shlaer, American mathematician and engineer (b. 1938)
  • 1997 – Carlos Surinach, Spanish-American composer and conductor (b. 1915)
  • 1994 – Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter and educator (b. 1940)
  • 1993 – H. R. Haldeman, American diplomat, 4th White House Chief of Staff (b. 1926)
  • 1990 – Eve Arden, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 1986 – Minoru Yasui, American lawyer and activist (b. 1916)
  • 1981 – William Holden, American actor (b. 1918)
  • 1976 – Mikhail Gurevich, Russian engineer, co-founded Mikoyan (b. 1893)
  • 1976 – Walter Piston, American composer and academic (b. 1894)
  • 1972 – Rudolf Friml, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1879)
  • 1955 – Alfréd Hajós, Hungarian swimmer and architect, designed the Grand Hotel Aranybika (b. 1878)
  • 1955 – Sarah Wambaugh, American political scientist, world authority on plebiscites (b. 1882)
  • 1950 – Julia Marlowe, English-American actress (b. 1865)
  • 1950 – Lesley Ashburner, American hurdler (b. 1883)
  • 1946 – Albert Bond Lambert, American golfer and pilot (b. 1875)
  • 1933 – F. Holland Day, American photographer and publisher (b. 1864)
  • 1933 – John Cady, American golfer (b. 1866)
  • 1916 – Percival Lowell, American astronomer, mathematician, and author (b. 1855)
  • 1847 – William Christopher Zeise, Danish chemist who prepared Zeise's salt, one of the first organometallic compounds (b. 1789)
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