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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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)
- 1867Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship bound for Algeria
- 1918A 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.
- 1919The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.
- 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.
- 1968Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
- 1971Apollo 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.
- 1995President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
- 2009In 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.
- 2033New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Ox in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 31?
- 1857George Jackson Churchward, British railroad engineer. (d. 1933)
- 1927Norm Prescott, American animation producer (d. 2005)
- 1933Bernardo Provenzano, Sicilian organized crime figure
- 1934James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
- 1947Jonathan Banks, American actor
- 1967Joey Wong, Taiwanese actress
- 1970Minnie Driver, British actress
- 1980James Adomian, American actor
- 1985Kalomira, Greek singer
- 1986Yves Makabu-Makalambay, Belgian footballer
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