On this day: February 1

POSTED: 10:51 PM PST Jan 31, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Jan 31, 2015 

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 - Boris Yeltsin
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1931: Boris Yeltsin, the first president of the Russian Federation, is born in the Soviet Union village of Butka. Yeltsin, who served from 1991 to 1999, died of congestive heart failure on April 23, 2007, at the age of 76.


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