Historical Events In January - 31
Friday, 31 March 2023
1956 On January - 31 french government of Mollet forms
1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes President of Brazil on this day in history.
1956 French govt of Mollet forms on this day in history.
1957 On this day in history liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
1957 The Canadian Government makes Thanksgiving Day a statutory holiday; second Monday in October (Turkey's look out) on this day in history.
1957 Trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished on this day in history.
1958 On January - 31 america launches its first satellite, Explorer I, from Cape Canaverel
1958 In Ottawa Ontario James Gladstone takes his seat as Canada's first native Senator; Alberta Blood Indian is appointed by the Prime Minister John Diefenbaker on this day in history.
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt on January - 31.
1958 On this day in history the U.S. enters the space race with the successful launch of the Explorer One satellite.
1958 On January - 31 uS launches their first artificial satellite, Explorer 1
1960 Lowell Gilmore, actor (Calcutta, Roadblock), dies at 53 on this day in history.
1961 On January - 31 david Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
1961 On January - 31 ham is first primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2
1961 Kanhai completes twin tons (117 &115) vs Australia at Adelaide on January - 31.
1961 On this day in history nATO secretary-General Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
1961 USAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights on January - 31.
1962 On January - 31 general Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA
1963 Tony Sheridan &the Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" &"Ruby Baby" on January - 31.
1964 On January - 31 uS report "Smoking &Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
1966 On January - 31 belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
1966 USSR launches Luna 9 toward the Moon on this day in history.
1966 Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90 on January - 31.
1967 Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100 on this day in history.
1968 On this day in history bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years
1968 Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia on January - 31.
1968 On this day in history record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR
1968 The Island of Mauritius gains independence on January - 31.
1968 On January - 31 uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1968 On this day in history viet Cong's Tet offensive begins
1969 Beatles perform last live gig (42-minute concert on roof of Apple HQs) on January - 31.
1969 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA on January - 31.
1969 On January - 31 alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
1970 Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges on this day in history.
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