Saturday 1 February 1941
It was Saturday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Anatoliy Firssov and Franco Nones.
Western Union, directed by Fritz Lang, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1941
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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
- Anatoliy Firssov: USSR -- Ice hockey play (1964, 68, 72 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Franco Nones: Italy -- 30K cross country skier (1968 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- Robert Walmsley: British Vice-Admiral.
- Karl Dall: German comedian and television personality.
- Neil Marbell: American pro astrologer, Geocosmic News Editor and a member of NCGR.
- Jerry Spinelli: Young Adult Author
- US female Figure Skating championship won by Jane Vaughn.
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