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January 31st is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year (335 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about January 31st, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on January 31st
1797 Franz Schubert (composer)
1919 Jackie Robinson (baseball player)
1923 Norman Mailer (author)
1929 Jean Simmons (actress)
1937 Philip Glass (composer)
1941 Richard Gephardt (US politician)
1954 Adrian Vandenberg (guitarist)
1956 John Lydon - "Johnny Rotten" (singer - (Sex Pistols, Public Image Limited)
1961 Lloyd Cole (singer-songwriter)
1966 Dexter Fletcher (actor)
1970 Minnie Driver (actress)
1971 Patrick Kielty (comedian)
1971 Patricia Velasquez (actress)
1977 Kerry Washington (actress)
1981 Justin Timberlake (singer, actor)
January 31st in History
1606 Guy Fawkes and three other conspirators in the Gunpowder Plot are executed.
1928 Leon Trotsky is exiled to Alma-Atta.
1930 3M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
1933 Adolf Hitler sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1958 First US satellite, Explorer I, is launched.
1958 James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt around the Earth.
1961 Ham the Chimp travels into space.
1968 Viet Cong attack the US embassy in South Vietnam, beginning the Tet Offensive.
1968 Nauru becomes independent from Australia.
1983 Wearing a seatbelt becomes compulsory for car drivers and front sea passengers in UK.
1990 First McDonald's opens in Moscow.
2010 Avatar is the first movie to gross over $2 billion.
2020 UK leaves European Union.
January 31st is also
Feast of Saint John Bosco (Catholicism)
People born on January 31st are Aquarius
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