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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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)
- 314Silvester I begins his reign as Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.
- 1846After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unify as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
- 1891The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
- 1900Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan, ending the Mat Salleh Rebellion
- 1945US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
- 1958James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
- 1968Nauru gains independence from Australia.
- 1976New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dragon in Chinese astrology.
- 1990The first McDonald’s in the Soviet Union opens in Moscow.
- 1995President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
Who were born on January 31?
- 1902Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
- 1934James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1959Kelly Lynch, American actress
- 1967Fat Mike, American musician
- 1970Danny Michel, Canadian Musician
- 1971Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian
- 1976Buddy Rice, American race car driver
- 1976Tyrone Nesby, American basketball player
- 1977Kate Shindle, American actress
- 1981Amrita Arora, Indian actress
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