February 1st

 

 

 

February 1, 1851

Mary Shelley dies.Shelley was a British novelist , best known foe her novel The Frankenstein.

 

 

 

 

February 1, 1964

The governor of Indiana characterizes Kingsmen’s Louie Louie as pornographic and bans its  transmission from the state’s radio stations.

 

 

February 1, 1966

Buster Keaton dies. He was  an American comic actor and film-maker.Keaton was known for his silent films and his characteristic stoic expression.

 

 

February 1, 1968

The execution of Viet Cong officer Nguyen Vam Lem  by Vietnamese  National Police Chief  Nguyen Ngoc Loan  is photographed by Eddie Adams.

 

 

February 1. 1978

Roman Polanski skips bail and flees the US. to France after pleading guilty to charges of engaging in  sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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