Wednesday 1 February 1928
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
The Last Command, directed by Josef von Sternberg, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1928
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- St. Brigid of Kildare - one of the three patron saints of Ireland, the others being St. Patrick and St. Columcille.
- In Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the fictional character Willy Wonka gives an unprecedented tour of his chocolate factory on February 1 (year unspecified).
- Blessed Reginald of Sint-Gillis
- The start of LGBT History Month in the United Kingdom.
- The start of Black History Month in the United States.
- Imbolc - the first day of Spring in Ireland (Irish Calendar), one of the eight solar holidays in the Wheel of the Year.
- St. Veridiana
- Sam Edwards: Welsh physicist and academic (d. 2015).
- Tom Lantos: former member of the United States House of Representatives from California (Born 1928).
- Tom Lantos American politician (Representative-Democrat-California: 1981-).
- Peter Gordon Dorrell: Archaeologist / photographer.
- Ursula Mamlok: Composer.
- Stuart Whitman: American actor. He is arguably best known for playing Marshal Jim Crown in the Western television series Cimarron Strip in 1967.
- Jack Huddle: American rockabilly musician and songwriter.
- Hughie Jennings: American baseball player and manager (Born 1869).
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