1st February 1914 (Sunday)


~ in Mostar, in the Herzegovina region (at that time) in the Austro-Hungarian Empire (now in Bosnia-Herzegovina) – Avdo Humo, Yugoslav and Bosnian communist politician; recipient of the “Order of the Peoples’ Hero”; campaigner for equality for muslims; co-founder of the famous Bosnian newspaper “Oslobođenje” (liberation); and second president of the executive council of the Peoples’ Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina.


~ In Sialkot, Punjab, in British India (now part of Pakistan) – Avtar Kishan Hangal, Indian freedom fighter and (later) stage and film actor. Jailed for two years for being a communist in newly formed Pakistan (1947 to 1949), following which he settled in Mumbai, India.


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