Tuesday 1 February 1938
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Aquarius. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Jimmy Carl and Jacky Cupit.
Of Human Hearts, directed by Clarence Brown, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1938
On TV people were watching Comedy Cabaret.
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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
- Jimmy Carl: Black; rocker (Mothers Of Invention).
- Jacky Cupit: golfer (Rookie of the Year 1961).
- Sherman Hemsley in Philadelphia: Pennsylvania, USA; actor (All in the Family, Jeffersons, Amen).
- Niculita Secrieriu: Romanian painter (d. 2002).
- Jimmy Black: Native American musician.
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