DateNameLocation / Topic
Saturday, Feb 1
Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime Day of Remembrance and Respect to Victims of the Communist Regime
Saturday, Feb 1
National Freedom Day National Freedom Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Abolition of Slavery Abolition of Slavery
Saturday, Feb 1
National Heroes' Day National Heroes' Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Black History Month Black History Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Get Up Day National Get Up Day
Saturday, Feb 1
National Serpent Day National Serpent Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Ice Cream for Breakfast Day Ice Cream for Breakfast Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Spring Festival Golden Week holiday Spring Festival Golden Week holiday
Saturday, Feb 1
Federal Territory Day Federal Territory Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Chinese (Lunar) New Year holiday Chinese (Lunar) New Year holiday
Saturday, Feb 1
Tet holiday Tet holiday
Saturday, Feb 1
African Heritage And Health Week African Heritage And Health Week
Saturday, Feb 1
National Patient Recognition Week National Patient Recognition Week
Saturday, Feb 1
World Interfaith Harmony Week World Interfaith Harmony Week
Saturday, Feb 1
National Cancer Prevention Month National Cancer Prevention Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Fasting February National Fasting February
Saturday, Feb 1
National Self Check Month National Self Check Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Enrolled Agents Month National Enrolled Agents Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Free And Open Source Software Month Free And Open Source Software Month
Saturday, Feb 1
An Affair To Remember Month An Affair To Remember Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Canned Food Month Canned Food Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Robinson Crusoe Day Robinson Crusoe Day
Saturday, Feb 1
National Dark Chocolate Day National Dark Chocolate Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Decorating With Candy Day Decorating With Candy Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Car Insurance Day Car Insurance Day
Saturday, Feb 1
American Heart Month American Heart Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Creative Romance Month Creative Romance Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Great American Pies Month Great American Pies Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Cherry Month National Cherry Month
Saturday, Feb 1
International Pisco Sour Day International Pisco Sour Day
Saturday, Feb 1
Take Your Child To The Library Day Take Your Child To The Library Day
Saturday, Feb 1
World Hijab Day World Hijab Day
Saturday, Feb 1
National Grapefruit Month National Grapefruit Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Bake For Family Fun Month National Bake For Family Fun Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Spunky Old Broads Day Spunky Old Broads Day
Saturday, Feb 1
National Bird Feeding Month National Bird Feeding Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Hot Breakfast Month National Hot Breakfast Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Weddings Month National Weddings Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Children’s Dental Health Month National Children’s Dental Health Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Snack Food Month National Snack Food Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Library Lover’s Month National Library Lover’s Month
Saturday, Feb 1
National Embroidery Month National Embroidery Month
Saturday, Feb 1
Solo Diners Eat Out Week Solo Diners Eat Out Week

Historical Events on February 1

  • 1835: In Mauritius, slavery is officially abolished. To make up for the loss of cheap labor, a variety of indentured servants were used in the sugar fields, including people from Africa, China and Malay. However, indentured servants from India supplied most of the needed labor.
  • 1861: The State of Texas secedes from the U.S.
  • 1865: The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is signed by United States President Abraham Lincoln.
  • 1884: The Oxford English Dictionary’s first volume is published on this day.
  • 1893: Construction on the Black Maria is officially finished on this day in West Orange, New Jersey. It was the first motion picture studio and was started by Thomas A. Edison.
  • 1897: In Seoul, South Korea, the Shinhan Bank opens its door. It’s the oldest bank in that country.
  • 1918: The Gregorian Calendar is officially adopted by Russia.
  • 1924: The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) is officially recognized by the United Kingdom on this day.
  • 1942: The United States Navy begins the Marshalls Gilberts raids. It’s the first attacks against Japanese forces in the Pacific Theater of War during WWII by the U.S.
  • 1942: The Voice of America begins broadcasting in parts of Europe and Asia controlled by Axis Powers.
  • 1960: 4 African-American students conduct the very first sit-in at a lunch counter located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • 1968: Viet Cong officer Nguyễn Văn Lém is publicly executed by South Vietnamese National Police Chief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan. The entire incident is photographed and videotaped by Eddie Adams.

Famous Birthdays on February 1

  • American director John Ford is born in 1894.
  • English journalist and author, Denise Robins is born in 1897.
  • American actor Clark Gable is born in 1901.
  • American poet, novelist and playwright, Langston Hughes is born in 1902.
  • American humorist and screenwriter, S.J. Perelman is born in 1904.
  • American singer-songwriter and actress, Lisa Marie Presley is born in 1968.
  • English singer-songwriter and actor, Harry Styles is born in 1994.