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January
January
31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year (335 in leap years). This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Friday or Saturday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Wednesday (56).

Contents

1 Events 2 Births 3 Deaths 4 Holidays and observances 5 References 6 External links

Events[edit]

314
314
Pope Sylvester I
Pope Sylvester I
succeeds Pope Miltiades. 1208 Battle of Lena takes place. 1504
1504
– The Treaty of Lyon ends the Italian War, confirming French domination of northern Italy, while Spain receives the Kingdom of Naples. 1578
1578
– The Battle of Gembloux takes place. 1606
1606
– Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James. 1747
1747
– The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital. 1801
1801
John Marshall
John Marshall
is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States. 1814
1814
Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of the United Provinces of the Río de la Plata (present-day Argentina). 1846
1846
– After the Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee. 1848
1848
John C. Frémont
John C. Frémont
is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders. 1862
1862
Alvan Graham Clark
Alvan Graham Clark
discovers the white dwarf star Sirius
Sirius
B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University. 1865
1865
– American Civil War: The United States Congress
United States Congress
passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification. 1865
1865
– American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Robert E. Lee
becomes general-in-chief. 1891
1891
– History of Portugal: The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto. 1897
1897
– Czechoslav Trade Union Association is founded in Prague. 1900
1900
– Datu Muhammad Salleh is killed in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion. 1915
1915
– World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów
Battle of Bolimów
against Russia. 1917
1917
– World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus. 1918
1918
– A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy
Royal Navy
submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships. 1919
1919
– The Battle of George Square
Battle of George Square
takes place in Glasgow, Scotland, during a campaign for shorter working hours. 1929
1929
– The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
exiles Leon Trotsky. 1930
1930
– 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape. 1942
1942
– World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya
Battle of Malaya
and retreat to Singapore. 1943
1943
– World War II: German Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of the war's fiercest battles. 1944
1944
– World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll
Kwajalein Atoll
and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands. 1944
1944
– World War II: During the Anzio campaign the 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy. 1945
1945
– US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War. 1945
1945
– World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed. 1945
1945
– World War II: The end of fighting in the Battle of Hill 170 during the Burma Campaign, in which the British 3 Commando Brigade repulsed a Japanese counterattack on their positions and precipitated a general retirement from the Arakan Peninsula. 1946
1946
– Cold War: Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling that of the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
Serbia
and Slovenia). 1946
1946
– The Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
introduces the đồng to replace the French Indochinese piastre
French Indochinese piastre
at par. 1949
1949
– These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera, is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago. 1950
1950
– Cold War: U.S. President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb. 1951
1951
United Nations Security Council Resolution 90 relating to Korean War
Korean War
is adopted. 1953
1953
– A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom 1957
1957
– Eight people (5 total crew from 2 aircraft and 3 on the ground) in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7
Douglas DC-7
airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet. 1958
1958
– Cold War: Space Race: The first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt. 1961
1961
– Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2: Ham the Chimp
Ham the Chimp
travels into outer space. 1966
1966
– The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
launches the unmanned Luna 9
Luna 9
spacecraft as part of the Luna program. 1968
1968
Vietnam
Vietnam
War: Viet Cong
Viet Cong
guerrillas attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive. 1968
1968
Nauru
Nauru
gains independence from Australia. 1971
1971
– Apollo program: Apollo 14: Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon. 1971
1971
– The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit. 1996
1996
– An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400. 2000
2000
Alaska Airlines Flight 261
Alaska Airlines Flight 261
crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard. 2001
2001
– In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
Abdelbaset al-Megrahi
and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103
Pan Am Flight 103
over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988. 2009
2009
– In Kenya, at least 113 people are killed and over 200 injured following an oil spillage ignition in Molo, days after a massive fire at a Nakumatt supermarket in Nairobi
Nairobi
killed at least 25 people. 2012
2012
– The Toyota Corolla
Toyota Corolla
is known as the best-selling car of all time. Selling over 37.5 million units. 2018
2018
Blue moon
Blue moon
and a total lunar eclipse

Births[edit]

877 Taejo of Goryeo
Taejo of Goryeo
(d. 943) 1512
1512
Henry, King of Portugal
Henry, King of Portugal
(d. 1580) 1543
1543
– Tokugawa Ieyasu, Japanese shogun (d. 1616) 1583
1583
– Peter Bulkley, English and later American Puritan (d. 1659) 1597
1597
– John Francis Regis, French priest and saint (d. 1640) 1607
1607
James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
(d. 1651) 1624
1624
– Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher and academic (d. 1669) 1673
1673
– Louis de Montfort, French priest and saint (d. 1716) 1686
1686
– Hans Egede, Norwegian missionary and explorer (d. 1758) 1752
1752
– Gouverneur Morris, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France
United States Ambassador to France
(d. 1816) 1759
1759
– François Devienne, French flute player and composer (d. 1803) 1769
1769
– André-Jacques Garnerin, French balloonist and the inventor of the frameless parachute (d. 1823) 1785
1785
– Magdalena Dobromila Rettigová, Czech writer known for her famous cookery book (d. 1845) 1797
1797
– Franz Schubert, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1828) 1799
1799
– Rodolphe Töpffer, Swiss teacher, author, painter, cartoonist, and caricaturist (d. 1846) 1820
1820
– William B. Washburn, American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887) 1835
1835
Lunalilo
Lunalilo
of Hawaii (d. 1874) 1854
1854
– David Emmanuel, Romanian mathematician and academic (d. 1941) 1865
1865
– Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940) 1865
1865
– Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951) 1868
1868
– Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928) 1872
1872
– Zane Grey, American author (d. 1939) 1881
1881
– Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957) 1884
1884
– Theodor Heuss, German journalist and politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Germany
President of the Federal Republic of Germany
(d. 1963) 1884
1884
– Mammad Amin Rasulzade, Azerbaijani scholar and politician, 1st President of The Democratic Republic of Azerbaijan (d. 1955) 1889
1889
– Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958) 1892
1892
– Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964) 1894
1894
– Isham Jones, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956) 1896
1896
– Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966) 1900
1900
– Betty Parsons, American artist, art dealer and collector (d. 1982) [1] 1902
1902
– Nat Bailey, Canadian businessman, founded White Spot (d. 1978) 1902
1902
– Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968) 1902
1902
– Alva Myrdal, Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986) 1902
1902
– Julian Steward, American anthropologist (d. 1972) 1905
1905
– John O'Hara, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970) 1909
1909
– Miron Grindea, Romanian-English journalist (d. 1995) 1913
1913
– Don Hutson, American football player and coach (d. 1997) 1914
1914
– Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer and police officer (d. 1994) 1915
1915
– Bobby Hackett, American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 1976) 1915
1915
– Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002) 1915
1915
– Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968) 1915
1915
– Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993) 1916
1916
– Frank Parker, American tennis player (d. 1997) 1917
1917
– Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects
Bassetti Architects
(d. 2013) 1919
1919
– Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1972) 1920
1920
– Stewart Udall, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior
United States Secretary of the Interior
(d. 2010) 1920
1920
– Bert Williams, English footballer (d. 2004) 1921
1921
– John Agar, American actor (d. 2002) 1921
1921
– Carol Channing, American actress, singer, and dancer 1921
1921
– E. Fay Jones, American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel (d. 2004) 1921
1921
– Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (d. 1959) 1922
1922
– Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996) 1923
1923
– Norman Mailer, American journalist and author (d. 2007) 1925
1925
– Benjamin Hooks, American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010) 1926
1926
– Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993) 1926
1926
– Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958) 1927
1927
– Norm Prescott, American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation
Filmation
Studios (d. 2005) 1928
1928
– Irma Wyman, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2015) 1929
1929
– Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011) 1929
1929
– Jean Simmons, English-American actress (d. 2010) 1930
1930
– Joakim Bonnier, Swedish race car driver (d. 1972) 1930
1930
– Al De Lory, American composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2012) 1931
1931
– Ernie Banks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015) 1931
1931
– Christopher Chataway, English runner, journalist, and politician (d. 2014) 1932
1932
– Miron Babiak, Polish captain (d. 2013) 1933
1933
– Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1997) 1933
1933
– Morton Mower, American cardiologist and inventor 1934
1934
– Ernesto Brambilla, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver 1934
1934
– Gene DeWeese, American author (d. 2012) 1934
1934
– James Franciscus, American actor and producer (d. 1991) 1934
1934
– Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 2005) 1935
1935
– Kenzaburō Ōe, Japanese author and academic, Nobel Prize laureate 1936
1936
– Can Bartu, Turkish former basketball and football player 1937
1937
– Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor 1937
1937
– Andrée Boucher, Canadian educator and politician, 39th Mayor of Quebec City (d. 2007) 1937
1937
– Philip Glass, American composer 1937
1937
– Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008) 1938
1938
– Beatrix of the Netherlands 1938
1938
– Lynn Carlin, American actress 1938
1938
– James G. Watt, American lawyer and politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior 1940
1940
– Kitch Christie, South African rugby player and coach (d. 1998) 1940
1940
– Stuart Margolin, American actor and director 1941
1941
– Dick Gephardt, American lawyer and politician 1941
1941
– Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (d. 2012) 1941
1941
– Jessica Walter, American actress 1942
1942
– Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress 1942
1942
– Derek Jarman, English director, stage designer, and author (d. 1994) 1944
1944
– Connie Booth, American-English actress, screenwriter, comedian and psychotherapist 1944
1944
– John Inverarity, Australian cricketer and coach 1945
1945
– Rynn Berry, American historian and author (d. 2014) 1945
1945
– Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond, English lawyer, judge, and academic 1945
1945
– Joseph Kosuth, American sculptor and theorist 1946
1946
– Terry Kath, American guitarist and singer-songwriter (Chicago) (d. 1978) 1946
1946
– Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (d. 2012) 1947
1947
– Nolan Ryan, American baseball player 1947
1947
– Matt Minglewood, Canadian singer-songwriter and guitarist 1947
1947
– Glynn Turman, American actor 1948
1948
– Volkmar Groß, German footballer 1948
1948
– Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician 1949
1949
– Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and journalist 1949
1949
– Norris Church Mailer, American model and educator (d. 2010) 1949
1949
– Ken Wilber, American sociologist, philosopher, and author 1950
1950
– Denise Fleming, American author and illustrator 1950
1950
– Alexander Korzhakov, Russian general and bodyguard 1950
1950
– Janice Rebibo, American-Israeli author and poet (d. 2015) 1951
1951
– Harry Wayne Casey, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer 1954
1954
– Faoud Bacchus, Guyanese cricketer 1954
1954
– Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch guitarist and songwriter 1955
1955
– Virginia Ruzici, Romanian tennis player and manager 1956
1956
– John Lydon, English singer-songwriter 1956
1956
– Stefan Majewski, Polish footballer and coach 1957
1957
– Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer 1958
1958
– Armin Reichel, German footballer and manager 1959
1959
– Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor and producer 1959
1959
– Kelly Lynch, American model and actress 1960
1960
– Akbar Ganji, Iranian journalist and author 1960
1960
– Grant Morrison, Scottish author and screenwriter 1960
1960
– Željko Šturanović, Montenegrin politician, 31st Prime Minister of Montenegro
Montenegro
(d. 2014) 1961
1961
– Elizabeth Barker, Baroness Barker, English politician 1961
1961
– Fatou Bensouda, Gambian lawyer and judge 1961
1961
– Lloyd Cole, English singer-songwriter and guitarist 1963
1963
– Craig Coleman, Australian rugby league player and coach 1963
1963
– Gwen Graham, American lawyer and politician 1964
1964
– Martha MacCallum, American journalist 1965
1965
– Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player and coach 1965
1965
– Ofra Harnoy, Israeli-Canadian cellist 1965
1965
– Peter Sagal, American author and radio host 1966
1966
– Umar Alisha, Indian journalist and philanthropist 1966
1966
– Dexter Fletcher, English actor and director 1967
1967
– Fat Mike, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer 1968
1968
– Matt King, English actor, producer, and screenwriter 1968
1968
– Ulrica Messing, Swedish politician, 2nd Swedish Minister for Infrastructure 1968
1968
– Patrick Stevens, Belgian sprinter 1969
1969
– Dov Charney, Canadian-American fashion designer and businessman, founded American Apparel 1969
1969
– Daniel Moder, American cinematographer 1970
1970
– Minnie Driver, English singer-songwriter and actress 1970
1970
– Danny Michel, Canadian singer-songwriter and producer 1971
1971
– Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian and television host 1971
1971
– Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan model and actress 1973
1973
– Portia de Rossi, Australian-American actress 1974
1974
– Othella Harrington, American basketball player and coach 1974
1974
– Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player 1975
1975
– Fred Coleman, American football player and coach 1975
1975
– Preity Zinta, Indian actress, producer, and television host 1976
1976
– Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer and manager 1976
1976
– Buddy Rice, American race car driver 1976
1976
– Paul Scheer, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter 1977
1977
– Kerry Washington, American actress 1978
1978
– Fabián Caballero, Argentinian footballer and manager 1979
1979
– Daniel Tammet, English author and educator 1980
1980
– James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter 1980
1980
– Shim Yi-young, South Korean actress 1981
1981
– Julio Arca, Argentinian footballer 1981
1981
– Mark Cameron, Australian cricketer 1981
1981
– Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor 1982
1982
– Maret Ani, Estonian tennis player 1982
1982
– Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player 1982
1982
– Andreas Görlitz, German footballer 1982
1982
– Salvatore Masiello, Italian footballer 1982
1982
– Allan McGregor, Scottish footballer 1982
1982
– Jānis Sprukts, Latvian ice hockey player 1982
1982
– Yukimi Nagano, Swedish singer-songwriter 1982
1982
– Brad Thompson, American baseball player 1983
1983
– James Sutton, English actor 1983
1983
– Fabio Quagliarella, Italian footballer 1984
1984
– Vernon Davis, American football player 1984
1984
– Josh Johnson, Canadian-American baseball player 1984
1984
– Jeremy Wariner, American runner 1984
1984
– Alessandro Zanni, Italian rugby player 1985
1985
– Adam Federici, Australian footballer 1985
1985
– Mario Williams, American football player 1986
1986
– Megan Ellison, American film producer, founded Annapurna Pictures 1986
1986
– George Elokobi, Cameroonian footballer 1986
1986
– Yves Ma-Kalambay, Belgian footballer 1986
1986
– Pauline Parmentier, French tennis player 1987
1987
– Marcus Mumford, American-English singer-songwriter 1988
1988
– Justine Ozga, German tennis player 1988
1988
– Brett Pitman, English footballer 1988
1988
– Taijo Teniste, Estonian footballer 1988
1988
– Kyle Kulinski, American talk show host 1990
1990
– Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer 1990
1990
– Jacob Markström, Swedish ice hockey player 1990
1990
– Kota Yabu, Japanese idol, singer-songwriter, model, actor 1994
1994
– Kenneth Zohore, Danish footballer 1995
1995
– Sten Olmre, Estonian basketball player

Deaths[edit]

632
632
– Máedóc of Ferns, Irish bishop and saint (b. 550) 876
876
Hemma
Hemma
of Altdorf, Frankish queen 985
985
– Ryōgen, Japanese monk and abbot (b. 912) 1030 – William V, duke of Aquitaine (b. 969) 1216 – Theodore II, patriarch of Constantinople 1398
1398
– Sukō, emperor of Japan (b. 1334) 1418 – Mircea I, prince of Wallachia (b. 1355) 1435
1435
– Xuande, emperor of China (b. 1398) 1561
1561
– Bairam Khan, Mughalan general (b. 1501) 1561
1561
– Menno Simons, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1496) 1580
1580
– Henry, king of Portugal (b. 1512) 1606
1606
– Guy Fawkes, English conspirator, leader of the Gunpowder Plot (b. 1570) 1606
1606
– Ambrose Rookwood, English Gunpowder Plot
Gunpowder Plot
conspirator (b. 1578) 1606
1606
– Thomas Wintour, English Gunpowder Plot
Gunpowder Plot
conspirator (b. 1571) 1615
1615
– Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1543) 1 632
632
– Jost Bürgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552) 1665
1665
– Johannes Clauberg, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622) 1686
1686
– Jean Mairet, French playwright (b. 1604) 1720
1720
– Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English politician, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster
(b. 1654) 1729
1729
– Jacob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (b. 1659) 1736
1736
– Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect and set designer, designed the Basilica of Superga
Basilica of Superga
(b. 1678) 1790
1790
– Thomas Lewis, Irish-born American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718) 1794
1794
– Mariot Arbuthnot, English admiral and politician, 12th Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia (b. 1711) 1811
1811
– Manuel Alberti, Argentinian priest and journalist (b. 1763) 1815
1815
– José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan soldier (b. 1775) 1828
1828
– Alexander Ypsilantis, Greek general (b. 1792) 1836
1836
– John Cheyne, English physician and author (b. 1777) 1844
1844
– Henri Gatien Bertrand, French general (b. 1773) 1856
1856
11th Dalai Lama
11th Dalai Lama
(b. 1838) 1870
1870
– Cilibi Moise, Moldavian-Romanian journalist and author (b. 1812) 1888
1888
– John Bosco, Italian priest and educator, founded the Salesian Society (b. 1815) 1892
1892
– Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author (b. 1834) 1900
1900
– John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry, Scottish nobleman (b. 1844) 1907
1907
– Timothy Eaton, Canadian businessman, founded Eaton's
Eaton's
(b. 1834) 1923
1923
– Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish painter and critic (b. 1869) 1933
1933
– John Galsworthy, English novelist and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1867) 1942
1942
– Henry Larkin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860) 1944
1944
– Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (b. 1882) 1954
1954
– Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (b. 1890) 1954
1954
– Vivian Woodward, English captain and footballer (b. 1879) 1955
1955
– John Mott, American activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865) 1956
1956
– A. A. Milne, English author, poet, and playwright, created Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
(b. 1882) 1958
1958
– Karl Selter, Estonian politician, 14th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1898) 1961
1961
– Krishna Singh, Indian politician, 1st Chief Minister of Bihar (b. 1887) 1966
1966
– Arthur Percival, English general (b. 1887) 1967
1967
– Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (b. 1908) 1969
1969
– Meher Baba, Indian spiritual master (b. 1894) 1971
1971
– Viktor Zhirmunsky, Russian historian and linguist (b. 1891) 1973
1973
– Ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1895) 1974
1974
– Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures
Goldwyn Pictures
(b. 1882) 1976
1976
– Ernesto Miranda, American criminal (b. 1941) 1976
1976
– Evert Taube, Swedish author and composer (b. 1890) 1985
1985
– Reginald Baker, English-Australian film producer (b. 1896) 1985
1985
– Tatsuzō Ishikawa, Japanese author (b. 1905) 1987
1987
– Yves Allégret, French director and screenwriter (b. 1907) 1989
1989
– William Stephenson, Canadian captain and spy (b. 1896) 1990
1990
– Eveline Du Bois-Reymond Marcus, German zoologist and academic (b. 1901) 1990
1990
– Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1935) 1995
1995
– George Abbott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1887) 1997
1997
– John Joseph Scanlan, Irish-American bishop (b. 1930) 1999
1999
– Giant Baba, Japanese wrestler and trainer, co-founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (b. 1938) 1999
1999
– Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929) 2000
2000
– Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (b. 1926) 2001
2001
– Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (b. 1923) 2002
2002
– Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (b. 1919) 2004
2004
– Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (b. 1913) 2004
2004
– Suraiya, Indian actress and playback singer (b. 1929) 2006
2006
– Moira Shearer, Scottish actress and ballerina (b. 1926) 2007
2007
– Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (b. 1944) 2007
2007
– Adelaide Tambo, South African activist and politician (b. 1929) 2011
2011
– Bartolomeu Anania, Romanian bishop and poet (b. 1921) 2011
2011
– Mark Ryan, English guitarist and playwright (b. 1959) 2012
2012
– Mani Ram Bagri, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1920) 2012
2012
– Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal (b. 1923) 2012
2012
– Tristram Potter Coffin, American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922) 2012
2012
– Dorothea Tanning, American painter and sculptor (b. 1910) 2013
2013
– Rubén Bonifaz Nuño, Mexican poet and scholar (b. 1923) 2013
2013
– Hassan Habibi, Iranian lawyer and politician, 1st Vice President of Iran (b. 1937) 2014
2014
– Francis M. Fesmire, American cardiologist and physician (b. 1959) 2014
2014
– Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922) 2014
2014
– Abdirizak Haji Hussein, Somalian politician, 4th Prime Minister of Somalia (b. 1924) 2014
2014
– Miklós Jancsó, Hungarian director and screenwriter (b. 1921) 2014
2014
– Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928) 2014
2014
– Christopher Jones, American actor (b. 1941) 2015
2015
– Vic Howe, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1929) 2015
2015
– Udo Lattek, German footballer, coach, and journalist (b. 1935) 2015
2015
– Lizabeth Scott, American actress (b. 1922) 2015
2015
– Richard von Weizsäcker, German captain and politician, 6th President of Germany (b. 1920) 2016
2016
– Gil Carmichael, American businessman and politician (b. 1927) 2016
2016
– Terry Wogan, Irish-British radio and television host (b. 1938) 2017
2017
– Rob Stewart, Canadian filmmaker (b. 1979) 2018
2018
– Rasual Butler, American professional basketball player (b. 1979)

Holidays and observances[edit]

Christian feast day:

Domitius (Domice) of Amiens Francis Xavier Bianchi Geminianus John Bosco Julius of Novara Blessed Ludovica Máedóc (Mogue, Aiden) Marcella Samuel Shoemaker
Samuel Shoemaker
(Episcopal Church (USA)) Tysul Ulphia Wilgils January
January
31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

Amartithi
Amartithi
(Meherabad, India, followers of Meher Baba) Independence Day (Nauru), celebrates independence from Australia in 1968. Street Children's Day (Austria)

References[edit]

^ "American National Biography Online: Parsons, Betty". www.anb.org. Retrieved 2017-10-24. 

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