Historical Events In January - 31
Tuesday, 19 January 2021
1970 Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28 on January - 31.
1971 On this day in history "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart
1971 American astronauts Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Edgar Mitchell and Stuart Roosa blast off to the moon aboard apollo 14 on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history apollo 14 launched, first landing in lunar highlands
1971 US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn on January - 31.
1971 US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich on this day in history.
1972 On this day in history aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
1972 Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal on January - 31.
1972 Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana on January - 31.
1972 US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998) on this day in history.
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 On this day in history glenn Morris, olympian/actor (Tarzan's Revenge), dies at 61
1975 On this day in history barry Manilow's "Mandy" goes gold
1975 On this day in history john Lennon releases "#9 Dream"
1976 "Love Rollercoaster" by Ohio Players hits #1 on January - 31.
1976 On January - 31 lance Gibbs becomes highest Test wicket-taker at 308
1977 On January - 31 frenchman François Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
1978 Israel turns 3 military outposts in West Bank into civilian settlements on January - 31.
1980 On this day in history ontario to rebate up to $700 in sales tax for purchasers of 1979 model cars; effort to help slumping car sales
1980 Police storm occupied Spanish embassy in Guatemala City, killing 41 on this day in history.
1980 On January - 31 j P Duminy, cricket (30 runs at 5 & 1 wkt at 39 in 3 Test S Af), dies
1981 "The Tide Is High" by Blondie hits #1 on this day in history.
1981 38th Golden Globes Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter on this day in history.
1981 On January - 31 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
1981 On this day in history gaetan Boucher skates world record 1000m (1 13.39)
1982 10 Arabian oryx (extinct except in zoos) released in Oman on January - 31.
1982 On January - 31 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 this day in history.
1984 NBC TV news reporter Edwin Newman retires after 35 years with the network on January - 31.
1984 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site on this day in history.
1985 South African President PW Botha offers to free Mandela if he denounces violence on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history mary Lund of Minnesota, is first female recipient of an artificial heart