Historical Events In January - 31
Wednesday, 05 August 2020
1956 French government of Mollet forms on this day in history.
1956 Juscelino Kubitschek becomes President of Brazil on this day in history.
1956 On this day in history french govt of Mollet forms
1957 On this day in history liz Taylor's 2nd divorce (Michael Wilding)
1957 On January - 31 the Canadian Government makes Thanksgiving Day a statutory holiday; second Monday in October (Turkey's look out)
1957 On this day in history trans-Iranian oil pipe line finished
1958 On this day in history america launches its first satellite, Explorer I, from Cape Canaverel
1958 On this day in history 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.
1958 James van Allen discovers radiation belt on January - 31.
1958 On January - 31 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 January - 31.
1961 On January - 31 david Ben-Gurion resigns as premier of Israel
1961 Ham is first primate in space (158 miles) aboard Mercury/Redstone 2 on January - 31.
1961 Kanhai completes twin tons (117 &115) vs Australia at Adelaide on this day in history.
1961 On January - 31 nATO secretary-General Paul-Henri Spaak says he'll resign
1961 On January - 31 uSAF launches Samos spy satellite to replace U-2 flights
1962 General Charles P Cabell, USAF, ends term as deputy director of CIA on January - 31.
1963 On January - 31 tony Sheridan &the Beat Brothers record "What'd I Say" &"Ruby Baby"
1964 On this day in history uS report "Smoking &Health" connects smoking to lung cancer
1966 On January - 31 belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
1966 On this day in history uSSR launches Luna 9 toward the Moon
1966 Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90 on this day in history.
1967 Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100 on January - 31.
1968 Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 vs India in his last Test for ten years on this day in history.
1968 On January - 31 nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
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 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1968 Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins on January - 31.
1969 On January - 31 beatles perform last live gig (42-minute concert on roof of Apple HQs)
1969 Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77
1970 On this day in history grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges