On this day: February 1

Published On: Feb 01 2013 12:51:36 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 01 2016 01:00:00 AM CST

The Beatles hit No. 1 for the first time in America, tragedy strikes space shuttle Columbia, and Janet Jackson suffers a Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," all on this day.

OTD February 1 - Buster Keaton
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1966: Actor Buster Keaton, best known for his silent films featuring physical comedy, dies of lung cancer at the age of 70 in Los Angeles, California. Some of his best-known films include "The General," "Our Hospitality," "Sherlock, Jr." and "The Navigator."

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