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JANUARY 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar
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 External links

EVENTS

* 314
314
Pope Sylvester I succeeds Pope Miltiades . * 1504 – France cedes Naples
Naples
to Aragon
Aragon
. * 1578 – The Battle of Gembloux takes place. * 1606
1606
Gunpowder Plot
Gunpowder Plot
: Guy Fawkes
Guy Fawkes
is executed for plotting against Parliament and King James . * 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 Bridge War , Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee
Milwaukee
. * 1848
1848
John C. Frémont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders. * 1849
1849
Corn Laws
Corn Laws
are abolished in the United Kingdom pursuant to legislation in 1846. * 1862
1862
Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius
Sirius
, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University
Northwestern University
. * 1865 American Civil War
American Civil War
: The United States Congress
United States Congress
passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution
, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification. * 1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General 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
Porto
. * 1897
1897
– Czechoslav Trade Union Association is founded in Prague
Prague
. * 1900
1900
– Datu Muhammad Salleh is killed in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion . * 1915
1915
World War I
World War I
: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the 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 takes place in Glasgow
Glasgow
, Scotland. * 1929
1929
– The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
exiles Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky
. * 1930
1930
– 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape . * 1942
1942
World War II
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 and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands
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
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
– Yugoslavia 's new constitution , modeling that of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina , Croatia
Croatia
, Macedonia , Montenegro
Montenegro
, Serbia
Serbia
and Slovenia ). * 1946
1946
– The Democratic Republic of Vietnam
Vietnam
introduces the đồng to replace the 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
– United States President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb . * 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 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
– The first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt . * 1961
1961
Project Mercury
Project Mercury
: Mercury-Redstone 2 : Ham the Chimp travels into outer space . * 1966
1966
– The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program . * 1968
1968
Vietnam War
Vietnam War
: Viet Cong
Viet Cong
guerrillas attack the United States embassy in Saigon
Saigon
, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive
Tet Offensive
. * 1968
1968
Nauru
Nauru
gains independence from Australia. * 1971
1971
Apollo program
Apollo program
: Apollo 14
Apollo 14
: Astronauts Alan Shepard
Alan Shepard
, Stuart Roosa
Stuart Roosa
, and Edgar Mitchell , aboard a Saturn V
Saturn V
, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon
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
Vietnam
, begins in Detroit
Detroit
. * 1996
1996
– An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka
Central Bank of Sri Lanka
in Colombo
Colombo
, killing at least 86 people and injuring 1,400. * 2000
2000
Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83 , experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California
Point Mugu, California
, killing all 88 aboard. * 2001
2001
– In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan 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
Lockerbie
, Scotland in 1988. * 2009
2009
– In Kenya
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.

BIRTHS

* 877 Taejo of Goryeo
Taejo of Goryeo
(d. 943) * 1512 Henry, King of Portugal
Henry, King of Portugal
(d. 1580) * 1543 Tokugawa Ieyasu
Tokugawa Ieyasu
, Japanese shogun (d. 1616) * 1583 Peter Bulkley , English and later American Puritan (d. 1659) * 1597 John Francis Regis , French priest and saint (d. 1640) * 1607 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
(d. 1651) * 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 Gouverneur Morris
Gouverneur Morris
, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1816) * 1759 François Devienne , French flute player and composer (d. 1803) * 1797
1797
Franz Schubert
Franz Schubert
, Austrian pianist and composer (d. 1828) * 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 Henri Desgrange , French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940) * 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
Zane Grey
, American author (d. 1939) * 1881
1881
Irving Langmuir
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 (d. 1963) * 1884
1884
Mammad Amin Rasulzade
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
Eddie Cantor
, American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964) * 1894
1894
Isham Jones
Isham Jones
, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956) * 1896
1896
Sofya Yanovskaya , Russian mathematician and historian (d. 1966) * 1902
1902
Nat Bailey , Canadian businessman, founded White Spot (d. 1978) * 1902
1902
Tallulah Bankhead
Tallulah Bankhead
, American actress (d. 1968) * 1902
1902
Alva Myrdal , Swedish sociologist and politician, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986) * 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
Alan Lomax
, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002) * 1915
1915
Thomas Merton
Thomas Merton
, American monk and author (d. 1968) * 1915
1915
Garry Moore
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 (d. 2013) * 1919
1919
Jackie Robinson
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
Carol Channing
, American actress, singer, and dancer * 1921
1921
E. Fay Jones , American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel
Thorncrown Chapel
(d. 2004) * 1921
1921
Mario Lanza
Mario Lanza
, American tenor and actor (d. 1959) * 1922
1922
Joanne Dru , American actress (d. 1996) * 1923
1923
Norman Mailer
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) * 1927
1927
Norm Prescott , American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation
Filmation
Studios (d. 2005) * 1928
1928
Chuck Willis , American singer-songwriter (d. 1958) * 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
Jean Simmons
, English-American actress (d. 2010) * 1930
1930
Joakim Bonnier
Joakim Bonnier
, Swedish race car driver (d. 1972) * 1930
1930
Al De Lory , American composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2012) * 1931
1931
Ernie Banks
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
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
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
Philip Glass
, American composer * 1937
1937
Suzanne Pleshette
Suzanne Pleshette
, American actress (d. 2008) * 1938
1938
Beatrix of the Netherlands
Beatrix of the Netherlands
* 1938
1938
Lynn Carlin , American actress * 1938
1938
James G. Watt
James G. Watt
, American lawyer and politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
United States Secretary of the Interior
* 1940
1940
Kitch Christie , South African rugby player and coach (d. 1998) * 1941
1941
Dick Gephardt
Dick Gephardt
, American lawyer and politician * 1941
1941
Gerald McDermott , American author and illustrator (d. 2012) * 1941
1941
Jessica Walter
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
Brenda Hale, Baroness Hale of Richmond
, English lawyer, judge, and academic * 1945
1945
Joseph Kosuth , American sculptor and theorist * 1946
1946
Medin Zhega , Albanian footballer and manager (d. 2012) * 1947
1947
Nolan Ryan
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
John Lydon
, English singer-songwriter * 1956
1956
Stefan Majewski , Polish footballer and coach * 1957
1957
Shirley Babashoff
Shirley Babashoff
, American swimmer * 1958
1958
Armin Reichel , German footballer and manager * 1959
1959
Anthony LaPaglia
Anthony LaPaglia
, Australian actor and producer * 1959
1959
Kelly Lynch
Kelly Lynch
, American model and actress * 1960
1960
Akbar Ganji , Iranian journalist and author * 1960
1960
Grant Morrison
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
Dexter Fletcher
, English actor and director * 1967
1967
Fat Mike
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 * 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
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, television host * 1976
1976
Traianos Dellas , Greek footballer and manager * 1976
1976
Buddy Rice , American race car driver * 1976
1976
Paul Scheer
Paul Scheer
, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter * 1977
1977
Kerry Washington
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
Justin Timberlake
, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor * 1982
1982
Maret Ani
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
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
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

* 632 Máedóc of Ferns , Irish bishop and saint (b. 550) * 876
876
Hemma
Hemma
of Altdorf , Frankish queen * 1030 William V, Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969) * 1216 Theodore II of Constantinople * 1398 Emperor Sukō of Japan (b. 1334) * 1418 Mircea I of Wallachia (b. 1355) * 1435 Xuande Emperor
Xuande Emperor
of China (b. 1398) * 1561
1561
Bairam Khan
Bairam Khan
, Mughalan general (b. 1501) * 1561
1561
Menno Simons
Menno Simons
, Dutch minister and theologian (b. 1496) * 1580 Henry, King of Portugal
Henry, King of Portugal
(b. 1512) * 1606
1606
Guy Fawkes
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 Jost Bürgi , Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (b. 1552) * 1665
1665
Johannes Clauberg
Johannes Clauberg
, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622) * 1686
1686
Jean Mairet , French playwright (b. 1604) * 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
Jacob Roggeveen
, Dutch explorer (b. 1659) * 1736 Filippo Juvarra
Filippo Juvarra
, Italian architect and set designer, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678) * 1790
1790
– Thomas Lewis , Irish-born American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718) * 1794
1794
Mariot Arbuthnot
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
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 (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
Charles Spurgeon
, English pastor and author (b. 1834) * 1907
1907
Timothy Eaton
Timothy Eaton
, Canadian businessman, founded Eaton\'s (b. 1834) * 1923
1923
Eligiusz Niewiadomski , Polish painter and critic (b. 1869) * 1933
1933
John Galsworthy
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
John Mott
, American activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865) * 1956
1956
A. A. Milne
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
Arthur Percival
, English general (b. 1887) * 1967
1967
Eddie Tolan , American sprinter and educator (b. 1908) * 1969
1969
Meher Baba
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
Samuel Goldwyn
, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures
Goldwyn Pictures
(b. 1882) * 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
George Abbott
, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1887) * 1997
1997
John Joseph Scanlan , Irish-American bishop (b. 1930) * 1999
1999
Giant Baba
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
Gordon R. Dickson
, Canadian-American author (b. 1923) * 2002
2002
Gabby Gabreski , American colonel and pilot (b. 1919) * 2004
2004
Eleanor Holm
Eleanor Holm
, American swimmer and actress (b. 1913) * 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
Mani Ram Bagri
, Indian lawyer and politician (b. 1920) * 2012
2012
Anthony Bevilacqua
Anthony Bevilacqua
, American cardinal (b. 1923) * 2012
2012
Tristram Potter Coffin , American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922) * 2012
2012
Dorothea Tanning
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
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
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
Terry Wogan
, Irish-British radio and television host (b. 1938) * 2017
2017
– Rob Stewart , Canadian filmmaker (b. 1979)

HOLIDAYS AND OBSERVANCES

* Christian feast day :

* Blessed Ludovica * Geminianus * John Bosco * Marcella * Samuel Shoemaker ( Episcopal Church (USA) ) * January
January
31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)

* Amartithi ( Meherabad , India
India
, followers of Meher Baba
Meher Baba
) *