Historical Events In January - 31
Friday, 07 August 2020
1970 On January - 31 slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28
1971 "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart on January - 31.
1971 American astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blast off to the moon aboard apollo 14 on January - 31.
1971 On this day in history apollo 14 launched, first landing in lunar highlands
1971 On this day in history uS female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
1971 US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich on January - 31.
1972 On this day in history aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
1972 On this day in history birenda, becomes leader of Nepal
1972 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana on this day in history.
1972 On January - 31 uS launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)
1972 On this day in history bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51
1973 On January - 31 ragnar Frisch, Norwegian economist (Nobel 1969), dies at 77
1974 Glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61 on January - 31.
1975 On January - 31 barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
1975 John Lennon releases "#9 Dream" on this day in history.
1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1 on this day in history.
1976 Lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308 on this day in history.
1977 Frenchman François Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements
1980 Ontario to rebate up to $700 in sales tax for purchasers of 1979 model cars; effort to help slumping car sales on January - 31.
1980 On January - 31 police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41
1980 J P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies on January - 31.
1981 On this day in history "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1
1981 38th Golden Globes Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter on January - 31.
1981 Gaetan Boucher 1958- skates the 1000m in a world record time of 1:13.39; native of Charlesbourg, Quebec will go on to win gold in the 1000m and 1500m, and a bronze in the 500m at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Olympics on this day in history.
1981 Gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39) on this day in history.
1982 On January - 31 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman
1982 On this day in history in Ottawa Ontario Pierre Elliott Trudeau urges end to Polish martial law on the 'Let Poland be Poland' TV broadcast; supporting the Polish Solidarity movement
1982 US male Figure Skating championship won by Scott Hamilton on January - 31.
1984 Edwin Newman retires from NBC News after 35 years with the network on January - 31.
1984 On January - 31 nBC TV news reporter Edwin Newman retires after 35 years with the network.
1984 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 On this day in history south African President PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence
1986 Mary Lund of Minnesota, is first female recipient of an artificial heart on January - 31.