On this day: February 1

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 31, 2016 

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 - Sherman Hemsley
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1938: Actor Sherman Hemsley, best known for playing George Jefferson on the sitcoms "All in the Family" and "The Jeffersons," is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He died at age 74 on July 24, 2012, from a cancerous mass on his lung.


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