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.