January 31: Day of the Week
January 31, 2021 was the 31st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 334 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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January 31 Historical Event(s)
- 1814Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
- 1876The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
- 1900Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
- 19303M begins marketing Scotch Tape.
- 1944World 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.
- 1950President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
- 1957Eight 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.
- 1957New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Rooster in Chinese astrology.
- 1968Nauru gains independence from Australia.
- 1971The 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.
Who were born on January 31?
- 1913Don Hutson, American football player (d. 1997)
- 1921Carol Channing, American actress and singer
- 1921E. Fay Jones, American architect (d. 2004)
- 1934James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1956John Lydon, English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
- 1960Grant Morrison, British comic author
- 1966Dr Umar Alisha, Indian Sufi master
- 1971Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
- 1977Jim Kleinsasser, American football player
- 1977Shingo Katori, Japanese actor and singer (SMAP)
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