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31st of January 0314 EVENT Silvester I begins his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.
31st of January 1504 EVENT France cedes Naples to Aragon.
31st of January 1606 EVENT Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and James I of England.
31st of January 1747 EVENT The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.
31st of January 1814 EVENT Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
31st of January 1846 EVENT After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
31st of January 1848 EVENT John C. Fremont is court-martialed for mutiny and disobeying orders.
31st of January 1849 EVENT Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).
31st of January 1862 EVENT Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch telescope now located at Northwestern University.
31st of January 1865 EVENT American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
31st of January 1865 EVENT American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for ratification.
31st of January 1867 EVENT Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
31st of January 1876 EVENT The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
31st of January 1891 EVENT The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
31st of January 1900 EVENT Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
31st of January 1915 EVENT World War I: Germany uses poison gas against Russia
31st of January 1917 EVENT World War I: Germany announces that its U-boats will resume unrestricted submarine warfare after a two-year hiatus.
31st of January 1918 EVENT A series of accidental collisions on a misty Scottish night leads to the loss of two Royal Navy submarines with over a hundred lives, and damage to another five British warships.
31st of January 1919 EVENT The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.
31st of January 1929 EVENT The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
31st of January 1930 EVENT 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
31st of January 1942 EVENT World War II: Allied forces are defeated by the Japanese at the Battle of Malaya and retreat to the island of Singapore.
31st of January 1943 EVENT German Field Marshall Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad, followed 2 days later by the remainder of his Sixth Army, ending one of World War II's fiercest battles.
31st of January 1944 EVENT World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
31st of January 1944 EVENT World War II: During Anzio campaign 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in a heavily outnumbered encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy.
31st of January 1945 EVENT World War II: About 3,000 inmates from the Stutthof concentration camp are forcibly marched into the Baltic Sea at Palmnicken (now Yantarny, Russia) and executed.
31st of January 1945 EVENT US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
31st of January 1946 EVENT Yugoslavia's new constitution, modeling the Soviet Union, establishes six constituent republics (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia).
31st of January 1950 EVENT President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
31st of January 1953 EVENT A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands.
31st of January 1957 EVENT Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.
31st of January 1958 EVENT Explorer program: Explorer 1 : The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.
31st of January 1958 EVENT James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
31st of January 1961 EVENT Project Mercury: Mercury-Redstone 2 : Ham the Chimp travels into outer space.
31st of January 1966 EVENT The Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
31st of January 1968 EVENT Nauru gains independence from Australia.
31st of January 1968 EVENT Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
31st of January 1971 EVENT Apollo program: Apollo 14 : Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
31st of January 1971 EVENT The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begin in Detroit, Michigan.
31st of January 1990 EVENT The first McDonald's in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.
31st of January 1995 EVENT President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
31st of January 1996 EVENT Comet Hyakutake is discovered by Japanese amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
31st of January 1996 EVENT An explosives-filled truck rams into the gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka killing at least 86 and injuring 1,400.
31st of January 2000 EVENT Alaska Airlines Flight 261 crash: An MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 aboard.
31st of January 2001 EVENT 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 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
31st of January 2003 EVENT The Waterfall rail accident occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.
31st of January 2007 EVENT Suspects are arrested in Birmingham in the UK, accused of plotting the kidnap, holding and eventual beheading of a serving Muslim British soldier in Iraq.
31st of January 2009 EVENT In 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 killed at least 25 people.
31st of January 0877 BIRTHDAY Taejo of Goryeo of Korea (d. 943)
31st of January 1512 BIRTHDAY King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
31st of January 1543 BIRTHDAY Tokugawa Ieyasu, Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
31st of January 1550 BIRTHDAY Henry I, Duke of Guise (d. 1588)
31st of January 1597 BIRTHDAY John Francis Regis, French saint (d. 1640)
31st of January 1624 BIRTHDAY Arnold Geulincx, Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
31st of January 1673 BIRTHDAY Louis de Montfort, French catholic priest and saint (d. 1716)
31st of January 1686 BIRTHDAY Hans Egede, Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
31st of January 1752 BIRTHDAY Gouverneur Morris, American lawmaker and diplomat (d. 1816)
31st of January 1759 BIRTHDAY Francois Devienne, French composer (d. 1803)
31st of January 1797 BIRTHDAY Franz Schubert, Austrian composer (d. 1828)
31st of January 1820 BIRTHDAY William B. Washburn, American politician and 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
31st of January 1835 BIRTHDAY King William Charles Lunalilo of Hawai?i (d. 1874)
31st of January 1857 BIRTHDAY George Jackson Churchward, British railroad engineer. (d. 1933)
31st of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Henri Desgrange, French sports figure and journalist (d. 1940)
31st of January 1865 BIRTHDAY Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
31st of January 1868 BIRTHDAY Theodore William Richards, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1928)
31st of January 1872 BIRTHDAY Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
31st of January 1881 BIRTHDAY Irving Langmuir, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
31st of January 1884 BIRTHDAY Theodor Heuss, German statesman (d. 1963)
31st of January 1889 BIRTHDAY Frank Foster, English cricketer (d. 1958)
31st of January 1892 BIRTHDAY Eddie Cantor, American actor and singer (d. 1964)
31st of January 1894 BIRTHDAY Isham Jones, American musician (d. 1956)
31st of January 1896 BIRTHDAY Sofya Yanovskaya, Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
31st of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
31st of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Alva Myrdal, Swedish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
31st of January 1902 BIRTHDAY Nat Bailey, Canadian restaurateur (d. 1978)
31st of January 1905 BIRTHDAY John O'Hara, American writer (d. 1970)
31st of January 1911 BIRTHDAY Eddie Byrne, British actor (d. 1981)
31st of January 1913 BIRTHDAY Don Hutson, American football player (d. 1997)
31st of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Faye Wright, American spiritual figure (d. 2010)
31st of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Carey Loftin, American actor and stuntman (d. 1997)
31st of January 1914 BIRTHDAY Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer (d. 1994)
31st of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Garry Moore, American comedian (d. 1993)
31st of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Thomas Merton, American author and monk (d. 1968)
31st of January 1915 BIRTHDAY Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
31st of January 1919 BIRTHDAY Jackie Robinson, American baseball player (d. 1972)
31st of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Stewart Udall, American politician and 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)
31st of January 1920 BIRTHDAY Bert Williams, English footballer
31st of January 1921 BIRTHDAY John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)
31st of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Mario Lanza, American singer (d. 1959)
31st of January 1921 BIRTHDAY Carol Channing, American actress and singer
31st of January 1921 BIRTHDAY E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
31st of January 1922 BIRTHDAY Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)
31st of January 1923 BIRTHDAY Norman Mailer, American writer and journalist (d. 2007)
31st of January 1925 BIRTHDAY Benjamin Hooks, American civil rights activist (d. 2010)
31st of January 1926 BIRTHDAY Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
31st of January 1927 BIRTHDAY Norm Prescott, American animation producer (d. 2005)
31st of January 1928 BIRTHDAY Chuck Willis, American singer and songwriter (d. 1958)
31st of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Rudolf Mossbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate
31st of January 1929 BIRTHDAY Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)
31st of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Lynn Carlin, American actress
31st of January 1930 BIRTHDAY Joakim Bonnier, Swedish race car driver (d. 1972)
31st of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Christopher Chataway, English athlete, newscaster and politician
31st of January 1931 BIRTHDAY Ernie Banks, American baseball player
31st of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Camille Henry, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
31st of January 1933 BIRTHDAY Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
31st of January 1934 BIRTHDAY James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
31st of January 1934 BIRTHDAY Bob Turner, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
31st of January 1935 BIRTHDAY Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese writer, Nobel laureate
31st of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Regimantas Adomaitis, Lithuanian actor
31st of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Philip Glass, American composer
31st of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Andree Boucher, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
31st of January 1937 BIRTHDAY Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
31st of January 1938 BIRTHDAY Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
31st of January 1938 BIRTHDAY James G. Watt, American politician and 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
31st of January 1939 BIRTHDAY Claude Gauthier, Canadian singer and songwriter
31st of January 1940 BIRTHDAY Kitch Christie, South African rugby union coach (d. 1998)
31st of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Richard A. Gephardt, American politician
31st of January 1941 BIRTHDAY Jessica Walter, American actress
31st of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Daniela Bianchi, Italian actress
31st of January 1942 BIRTHDAY Derek Jarman, British director and writer (d. 1994)
31st of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Connie Booth, American writer and actress
31st of January 1944 BIRTHDAY Charlie Musselwhite, American musician
31st of January 1945 BIRTHDAY Joseph Kosuth, American conceptual artist
31st of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Terry Kath, American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)
31st of January 1946 BIRTHDAY Glynn Turman, American actor
31st of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Jonathan Banks, American actor
31st of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
31st of January 1947 BIRTHDAY Elena Nathanael, Greek actress (d. 2008)
31st of January 1948 BIRTHDAY Muneo Suzuki, Japanese politician
31st of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Ken Wilber, American author
31st of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Norris Church Mailer, American model and widow of Norman Mailer (d. 2010)
31st of January 1949 BIRTHDAY Johan Derksen, Dutch footballer and sports journalist
31st of January 1950 BIRTHDAY Alexander Korzhakov, Soviet bodyguard for Boris Yeltsin
31st of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Phil Manzanera, English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
31st of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Harry Wayne Casey, American singer and musician (KC and the Sunshine Band)
31st of January 1951 BIRTHDAY Dave Benton, Aruban singer
31st of January 1952 BIRTHDAY Nadya Rusheva, Russian painter (d. 1969)
31st of January 1954 BIRTHDAY Adrian Vandenberg, Dutch musician (Whitesnake)
31st of January 1956 BIRTHDAY John Lydon, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
31st of January 1957 BIRTHDAY Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
31st of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Kelly Lynch, American actress
31st of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor
31st of January 1959 BIRTHDAY Kelly Moore, American stock car driver
31st of January 1960 BIRTHDAY Grant Morrison, British comic author
31st of January 1961 BIRTHDAY Lloyd Cole, British singer
31st of January 1962 BIRTHDAY Sophie Muller, British music video director
31st of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Sylvie Bernier, French-Canadian diver
31st of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Jeff Hanneman, American musician (Slayer)
31st of January 1964 BIRTHDAY Billey Shamrock, Swedish singer
31st of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Dr Umar Alisha, Indian Sufi master
31st of January 1966 BIRTHDAY Dexter Fletcher, English actor
31st of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Irene Wan, Hong Kong actress
31st of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Chad Channing, American musician
31st of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Fat Mike, American musician
31st of January 1967 BIRTHDAY Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
31st of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Matt King, British actor and comedian
31st of January 1968 BIRTHDAY Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete
31st of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Minnie Driver, British actress
31st of January 1970 BIRTHDAY Danny Michel, Canadian Musician
31st of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
31st of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
31st of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer
31st of January 1971 BIRTHDAY Patricia Velasquez, Venezuelan actress and model
31st of January 1973 BIRTHDAY Portia de Rossi, Australian actress
31st of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Ariel Pestano, Cuban baseball player
31st of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Wil Anderson, Australian comedian
31st of January 1974 BIRTHDAY Othella Harrington, American basketball player
31st of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Fred Coleman, American football player
31st of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Jackie O, Australian radio host
31st of January 1975 BIRTHDAY Preity Zinta, Indian actress
31st of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Traianos Dellas, Greek footballer
31st of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Buddy Rice, American race car driver
31st of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Paul Scheer, American comedian and actor
31st of January 1976 BIRTHDAY Tyrone Nesby, American basketball player
31st of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Mark Dutiaume, Canadian hockey player
31st of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Bobby Moynihan, American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
31st of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Kate Shindle, American actress
31st of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
31st of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Kerry Washington, American actress
31st of January 1977 BIRTHDAY Jim Kleinsasser, American football player
31st of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Fabian Caballero, Argentine footballer
31st of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Brad Rutter, American game show contestant
31st of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Ray Shah, Irish radio presenter
31st of January 1978 BIRTHDAY Arthur Wellesley, Earl of Mornington, English noble
31st of January 1979 BIRTHDAY Daniel Tammet, British autistic savant
31st of January 1980 BIRTHDAY Tiffany Limos, American actress
31st of January 1980 BIRTHDAY James Adomian, American actor
31st of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Julio Arca, Argentinian football player
31st of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Justin Timberlake, American singer
31st of January 1981 BIRTHDAY Amrita Arora, Indian actress
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Yuniesky Betancourt, Cuban baseball player
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Bruno Nogueira, Portuguese actor, comedian and TV host
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Andreas Gorlitz, German football player
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Elena Paparizou, Greek singer
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Allan McGregor, Scottish football player
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Janis Sprukts, Latvian hockey player
31st of January 1982 BIRTHDAY Brad Thompson, American baseball player
31st of January 1983 BIRTHDAY James Sutton, British actor
31st of January 1983 BIRTHDAY Tom Vangeneugden, Belgian swimmer
31st of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Vernon Davis, American football player
31st of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Jeremy Wariner, American track and field athlete
31st of January 1984 BIRTHDAY Alessandro Zanni, Italian rugby player
31st of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Kalomira, Greek singer
31st of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Mario Williams, American football player
31st of January 1985 BIRTHDAY Adam Federici, Australian footballer
31st of January 1986 BIRTHDAY Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian footballer
31st of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Sargon Duran, Austrian footballer
31st of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Kenny McKinley, American football player (d. 2010)
31st of January 1987 BIRTHDAY Raul Richter, German actor
31st of January 1988 BIRTHDAY Justine Ozga, German tennis player
31st of January 1990 BIRTHDAY Nicolo De Cesare, Italian footballer
31st of January 1990 BIRTHDAY Kota Yabu, Japanese actor and singer
31st of January 1990 BIRTHDAY Jacopo Fortunato, Italian footballer
31st of January 1992 BIRTHDAY Tyler Seguin, Canadian hockey player
31st of January 1398 DEATH Emperor Suko (Born 1334)
31st of January 1435 DEATH Emperor Xuande of China (Born 1398)
31st of January 1561 DEATH Menno Simons, Dutch Mennonite leader (Born 1496)
31st of January 1561 DEATH Bairam Khan, Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar
31st of January 1580 DEATH King Henry of Portugal (Born 1512)
31st of January 1606 DEATH Guy Fawkes : Gunpowder Plot conspirators (Born 1570)
31st of January 1606 DEATH Ambrose Rokewood : Gunpowder Plot conspirators (Born c.1578)
31st of January 1606 DEATH Thomas Wintour : Gunpowder Plot conspirators (Born 1571)
31st of January 1615 DEATH Claudio Aquaviva, Italian Jesuit (Born 1543)
31st of January 1632 DEATH Joost Burgi, Swiss clockmaker and mathematician (Born 1552)
31st of January 1665 DEATH Johannes Clauberg, German theologian and philosopher (Born 1622)
31st of January 1686 DEATH Jean Mairet, French dramatist (Born 1604)
31st of January 1720 DEATH Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (Born c. 1654)
31st of January 1729 DEATH Jakob Roggeveen, Dutch explorer (Born 1659)
31st of January 1736 DEATH Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect (Born 1678)
31st of January 1788 DEATH Charles Edward Stuart, the exiled Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Born 1720)
31st of January 1790 DEATH Thomas Lewis, Irish-born Virginia settler (Born 1718)
31st of January 1794 DEATH Marriott Arbuthnot, British admiral (Born 1711)
31st of January 1811 DEATH Manuel Alberti, Argentine priest and head of state (Born 1763)
31st of January 1815 DEATH Jose Felix Ribas, Venezuelan independentist leader (Born 1775)
31st of January 1828 DEATH Alexander Ypsilantis, Phanariot Greek military commander and national hero of the Greek War of Independence (Born 1792)
31st of January 1836 DEATH John Cheyne (physician), British physician, surgeon and author (Born 1777)
31st of January 1844 DEATH Henri Gratien, Comte Bertrand, French general (Born 1773)
31st of January 1856 DEATH Khedrup Gyatso, 11th Dalai Lama (Born 1838)
31st of January 1888 DEATH John Bosco, Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (Born 1815)
31st of January 1892 DEATH Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist (Born 1834)
31st of January 1907 DEATH Timothy Eaton, Canadian department store founder (Born 1834)
31st of January 1923 DEATH Eligiusz Niewiadomski, Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (Born 1869)
31st of January 1933 DEATH John Galsworthy, English writer, Nobel laureate (Born 1867)
31st of January 1942 DEATH Henry Larkin, American baseball player (Born 1860)
31st of January 1942 DEATH Rolf Wenkhaus, German actor (Born 1917)
31st of January 1944 DEATH Jean Giraudoux, French writer (Born 1882)
31st of January 1945 DEATH Eddie Slovik, American soldier (Born 1920)
31st of January 1954 DEATH Edwin Howard Armstrong, American electrical engineer and inventor of the FM radio (Born 1890)
31st of January 1955 DEATH John Mott, American YMCA leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (Born 1865)
31st of January 1956 DEATH A. A. Milne, English author (Born 1882)
31st of January 1966 DEATH General Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army Officer (Born 1887)
31st of January 1967 DEATH Eddie Tolan, American athlete (Born 1908)
31st of January 1969 DEATH Meher Baba, Indian guru (Born 1894)
31st of January 1970 DEATH Slim Harpo, American singer (Born 1924)
31st of January 1971 DEATH Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (Born 1891)
31st of January 1973 DEATH Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch, Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (Born 1895)
31st of January 1974 DEATH Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-born film studio executive (Born 1882)
31st of January 1976 DEATH Ernesto Miranda, American litigant (Born 1941)
31st of January 1976 DEATH Evert Taube, Swedish author and composer (Born 1890)
31st of January 1981 DEATH Cozy Cole, American jazz drummer (Born 1909)
31st of January 1987 DEATH Yves Allegret, French film director (Born 1907)
31st of January 1989 DEATH Sir William Samuel Stephenson, Canadian soldier, W.W.II codename, Intrepid. Inspiration for James Bond. (Born 1896)
31st of January 1990 DEATH Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-born imam (Born 1935)
31st of January 1995 DEATH George Abbott, American stage director and producer (Born 1887)
31st of January 1997 DEATH John Joseph Scanlan, Irish Catholic prelate (Born 1930)
31st of January 1999 DEATH Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (Born 1929)
31st of January 1999 DEATH Shohei Baba, Japanese professional wrestler (Born 1938)
31st of January 1999 DEATH Bar?s Manco, Turkish singer, composer, television producer and celebrity. (Born 1943)
31st of January 2000 DEATH Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (Born 1926)
31st of January 2001 DEATH Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian writer (Born 1923)
31st of January 2002 DEATH Francis Gabreski, American, fighter pilot ace (Born 1919)
31st of January 2004 DEATH Eleanor Holm, American swimmer (Born 1913)
31st of January 2006 DEATH Moira Shearer, Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) and ballerina (Born 1926)
31st of January 2007 DEATH Lee Bergere, American actor (Born 1924)
31st of January 2007 DEATH Molly Ivins, American political columnist and author (Born 1944)
31st of January 2007 DEATH Kirka Babitzin, Finnish singer (Born 1950)
31st of January 2007 DEATH Adelaide Tambo, South African activist, widow of Oliver Tambo (Born 1929)
31st of January 2008 DEATH Zeltim Odie Peterson, famous pug dog (Born 1997)
31st of January 2009 DEATH Nagesh, Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (Born 1933)