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January 31 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 31st:
January 31 - Deaths:
1398 – Emperor Sukō (b. 1334)
1435 – Xuande - Emperor of China (b. 1398)
1561 – Bairam Khan - Great Mughal General, regent for Akbar
1561 – Menno Simons - Dutch Mennonite leader (b. 1496)
1580 – Henry of Portugal (b. 1512)
1606 – Guy Fawkes – Gunpowder Plot conspirators (b. 1570)
1606 – Ambrose Rokewood – Gunpowder Plot conspirators (b. c.1578)
1606 – Thomas Wintour – Gunpowder Plot conspirators (b. 1571)
1615 – Claudio Aquaviva - Italian Jesuit (b. 1543)
1632 – Joost Bürgi - Swiss clockmaker & mathematician (b. 1552)
1665 – Johannes Clauberg - German theologian & philosopher (b. 1622)
1686 – Jean Mairet - French dramatist (b. 1604)
1720 – Thomas Grey - 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (b. c. 1654)
1729 – Jakob Roggeveen - Dutch explorer (b. 1659)
1736 – Filippo Juvarra - Italian architect (b. 1678)
1788 – Charles Edward Stuart - the exiled Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England, Scotland, & Ireland (b. 1720)
1790 – Thomas Lewis - Irish-born Virginia settler (b. 1718)
1794 – Marriott Arbuthnot - British admiral (b. 1711)
1815 – José Félix Ribas - Venezuelan independentist leader (b. 1775)
1828 – Alexander Ypsilantis - Phanariot Greek military commander & national hero of the Greek War of Independence (b. 1792)
1836 – John Cheyne (physician) - British physician, surgeon & author (b. 1777)
1844 – Henri Gratien - Comte Bertrand, French general (b. 1773)
1888 – John Bosco - Italian priest, youth worker, educator, founder of the Salesian Society (b. 1815)
1892 – Charles Spurgeon - English preacher & evangelist (b. 1834)
1907 – Timothy Eaton - Canadian department store founder (b. 1834)
1923 – Eligiusz Niewiadomski - Polish assassin of Gabriel Narutowicz (b. 1869)
1933 – John Galsworthy - English writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
1942 – Henry Larkin - American baseball player (b. 1860)
1942 – Rolf Wenkhaus - German actor (b. 1917)
1944 – Jean Giraudoux - French writer (b. 1882)
1945 – Eddie Slovik - American soldier (b. 1920)
1954 – Edwin Howard Armstrong - American electrical engineer & inventor of the FM radio (b. 1890)
1955 – John Mott - American YMCA leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1865)
1956 – A. A. Milne - English author (b. 1882)
1966 – General Arthur Ernest Percival - British Army Officer (b. 1887)
1967 – Eddie Tolan - American athlete (b. 1908)
1969 – Meher Baba - Indian guru (b. 1894)
1970 – Slim Harpo - American singer (b. 1924)
1971 – Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (b. 1891)
1973 – Ragnar Anton Kittil Frisch - Norwegian economist, Nobel laureate (b. 1895)
1974 – Samuel Goldwyn - Polish-born film studio executive (b. 1882)
1976 – Ernesto Miranda - American litigant (b. 1941)
1981 – Cozy Cole - American jazz drummer (b. 1909)
1987 – Yves Allégret - French film director (b. 1907)
1989 – William Stephenson - Canadian spymaster (b. 1896)
1990 – Rashad Khalifa - Egyptian-born imam (b. 1935)
1995 – George Abbott - American stage director & producer (b. 1887)
1997 – John Joseph Scanlan - Irish Catholic prelate (b. 1930)
1999 – Norm Zauchin - American baseball player (b. 1929)
1999 – Shohei Baba - Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1938)
1999 – Barış Manço - Turkish singer, composer, television producer & celebrity. (b. 1943)
2000 – Gil Kane - Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)
2001 – Gordon R. Dickson - Canadian writer (b. 1923)
2002 – Francis Gabreski - American, fighter pilot ace (b. 1919)
2004 – Eleanor Holm - American swimmer (b. 1913)
2006 – Moira Shearer - Scottish actress (The Red Shoes) & ballerina (b. 1926)
2007 – Kirka Babitzin - Finnish singer (b. 1950)
2007 – Molly Ivins - American political columnist & author (b. 1944)
2007 – Lee Bergere - American actor (b. 1924)
2007 – Adelaide Tambo - South African activist & wife of Oliver Tambo (b. 1929)
2008 – Zeltim Odie Peterson - famous pug dog (b. 1997)
2009 – Nagesh - Indian comedian actor in Kollywood (b. 1933)


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January 31 - Births

Calendar Date January 31st:
January 31st - Births:
36 BC – Antonia Minor - daughter of Mark Antony & Octavia Minor (d. 38 AD)
877 – Taejo of Goryeo - ruler of Korea (d. 943)
1512 – King Henry of Portugal (d. 1580)
1543 – Tokugawa Ieyasu - Shogun of Japan (d. 1616)
1550 – Henry I - Duke of Guise - French Catholic leader (d. 1588)
1597 – John Francis Regis - French saint (d. 1640)
1624 – Arnold Geulincx - Flemish philosopher (d. 1669)
1673 – Louis de Montfort - French catholic priest & saint (d. 1716)
1686 – Hans Egede - Norwegian Lutheran missionary (d. 1758)
1752 – Gouverneur Morris - American lawmaker & diplomat (d. 1816)
1759 – François Devienne - French composer (d. 1803)
1797 – Franz Schubert - Austrian composer (d. 1828)
1820 – William B. Washburn - 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
1835 – William Charles Lunalilo - Monarch of Hawaii (d. 1874)
1857 – George Jackson Churchward - Great Western Railway Chief mechanical engineer. (d. 1933)
1865 – Henri Desgrange - Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
1865 – Shastriji Maharaj - Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)
1868 – Theodore William Richards - American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1928)
1872 – Zane Grey - American Western writer (d. 1939)
1881 – Irving Langmuir - American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 1957)
1881 – Anna Pavlova - Russian ballerina (d. 1931)
1884 – Theodor Heuss - 1st President of Germany (Bundespräsident) (d. 1963)
1889 – Frank Foster - English cricketer (d. 1958)
1892 – Eddie Cantor - American actor & singer (d. 1964)
1894 – Isham Jones - American musician (d. 1956)
1896 – Sofya Yanovskaya - Russian mathematician (d. 1966)
1902 – Tallulah Bankhead - American actress (d. 1968)
1902 – Alva Myrdal - Swedish politician, Nobel laureate (d. 1986)
1905 – John O'Hara - American writer (d. 1970)
1911 – Eddie Byrne - British actor (d. 1981)
1913 – Don Hutson - American football player (d. 1997)
1914 – Carey Loftin - American actor & stuntman (d. 1997)
1914 – Sri Daya Mata - Hindu religious figure
1914 – Jersey Joe Walcott - American boxer (d. 1994)
1915 – Alan Lomax - American musicologist (d. 2002)
1915 – Thomas Merton - American author & monk (d. 1968)
1915 – Garry Moore - American comedian (d. 1993)
1919 – Jackie Robinson - American baseball player, & the first black player in Major League Baseball (d. 1972)
1921 – John Agar - American actor (d. 2002)
1921 – Carol Channing - American actress & singer
1921 – E. Fay Jones - American architect (d. 2004)
1921 – Mario Lanza - American singer (d. 1959)
1922 – Joanne Dru - American actress (d. 1996)
1923 – Norman Mailer - American writer & journalist (d. 2007)
1925 – Benjamin Hooks - American civil rights leader
1926 – Tom Alston - American baseball player (d. 1993)
1927 – Norm Prescott - American animation producer (d. 2005)
1928 – Chuck Willis - American singer & songwriter (d. 1958)
1929 – Rudolf Mössbauer - German physicist, Nobel laureate
1929 – Jean Simmons - English American actress (d. 2010)
1930 – Lynn Carlin - American actress
1930 – Joakim Bonnier - Swedish racecar driver (d. 1972)
1931 – Ernie Banks - American baseball player
1931 – Christopher Chataway - English athlete, newscaster & politician
1933 – Camille Henry - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1997)
1933 – Bernardo Provenzano - Mafia Boss
1934 – James Franciscus - American actor (d. 1991)
1934 – Bob Turner - Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
1935 – Kenzaburo Oe - Japanese writer, Nobel laureate
1937 – Regimantas Adomaitis - Lithuanian actor
1937 – Andrée Boucher - Canadian politician (d. 2007)
1937 – Philip Glass - American composer
1937 – Suzanne Pleshette - American actress (d. 2008)
1938 – Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands
1938 – James G. Watt - American politician
1939 – Claude Gauthier - Canadian singer & songwriter
1940 – Kitch Christie - South African rugby union coach (d. 1998)
1941 – Richard A. Gephardt - American politician
1941 – Jessica Walter - American actress
1942 – Daniela Bianchi - Italian actress
1942 – Derek Jarman - British director & writer (d. 1994)
1944 – Charlie Musselwhite - American musician
1945 – Joseph Kosuth - American conceptual artist
1946 – Terry Kath - American musician (Chicago) (d. 1978)
1946 – Glynn Turman - American actor
1947 – Jonathan Banks - American actor
1947 – Elena Nathanael - Greek actress (d. 2008)
1947 – Nolan Ryan - American baseball player
1948 – Muneo Suzuki - Japanese politician
1949 – Johan Derksen - Dutch footballer & sports journalist
1949 – Ken Wilber - American author
1950 – Alexander Korzhakov - Boris Yeltsin's bodyguard
1951 – Dave Benton - Aruban-born singer
1951 – Harry Wayne Casey - American singer & musician (KC & the Sunshine Band)
1951 – Phil Manzanera - English guitarist (Roxy Music, Quiet Sun, 801)
1952 – Nadya Rusheva - Russian painter (d. 1969)
1954 – Adrian Vandenberg - Dutch musician (Whitesnake)
1956 – John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten - English singer (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd.)
1959 – Anthony LaPaglia - Australian actor
1959 – Kelly Lynch - American actress
1959 – Kelly Moore - American stock car driver
1960 – Grant Morrison - British comic author
1961 – Lloyd Cole - British singer
1962 – Sophie Muller - Music video director
1964 – Sylvie Bernier - Quebec diver
1964 – Jeff Hanneman - American musician (Slayer)
1964 – Billey Shamrock - Swedish singer
1966 – Dr Umar Alisha - Indian Sufi master
1966 – Dexter Fletcher - English actor
1967 – Fat Mike - American musician
1967 – Chad Channing - American musician
1967 – Irene Wan - Hong Kong actress
1967 – Joey Wong - Taiwanese actress
1968 – Matt King - British actor & comedian
1968 – Patrick Stevens - Belgian athlete
1970 – Danny Michel - Canadian Musician
1970 – Minnie Driver - British actress
1971 – Lee Young Ae - South Korean actress
1971 – Patrick Kielty - Northern Irish comedian
1971 – Dimitris Markos - Greek footballer
1971 – Patricia Velásquez - Venezuelan actress & model
1973 – Portia de Rossi - Australian actress
1974 – Wil Anderson - Australian comedian
1974 – Ariel Pestano - Cuban baseball player
1974 – Othella Harrington - American basketball player
1975 – Fred Coleman - former National Football League wide receiver
1975 – Jackie O - Australian radio host
1975 – Preity Zinta - Indian actress
1976 – Traianos Dellas - Greek footballer
1976 – Buddy Rice - American race car driver
1976 – Tyrone Nesby - American basketball player
1976 – Paul Scheer - American Comedian & Actor (Human Giant)
1977 – Mark Dutiaume - National Hockey League player
1977 – Shingo Katori - Japanese actor & singer (SMAP)
1977 – Jim Kleinsasser - National Football League tight end
1977 – Kate Shindle - American actress
1977 – Kerry Washington - American actress
1977 – Bobby Moynihan - American comedian (Saturday Night Live)
1978 – Fabián Caballero - Argentine footballer
1978 – Brad Rutter - Jeopardy! champion
1978 – Ray Shah - Irish DJ, TV, radio presenter
1978 – Arthur Wellesley - Earl of Mornington, English heir of the Dukedom of Wellington
1979 – Daniel Tammet - British autistic savant
1980 – James Adomian - American actor
1980 – Tiffany Limos - American actress
1981 – Julio Arca - Argentinian football player
1981 – Justin Timberlake - American singer
1981 – Amrita Arora - Indian actress
1982 – Yuniesky Betancourt - Major League Baseball shortstop
1982 – Allan McGregor - Scottish football player
1982 – Andreas Görlitz - German football player
1982 – Bruno Nogueira - Portuguese actor, comedian & TV host
1982 – Elena Paparizou - Greek singer
1982 – Jānis Sprukts - National Hockey League player
1982 – Brad Thompson - Major League Baseball player
1983 – James Sutton - British television actor
1983 – Tom Vangeneugden - Belgian swimmer
1984 – Jeremy Wariner - American 400m runner
1984 – Vernon Davis - NFL player
1985 – Adam Federici - Australian footballer
1985 – Kalomoira - Greek singer
1985 – Mario Williams - NFL player
1986 – Yves Makabu-Makalambay - Belgian football goalkeeper
1990 – Kota Yabu - Japanese actor & singer


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January 31 - General (Calendar Date)

January 31st - Basic Facts:
  • January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year (335 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 30.
  • Next day is February 1.
January 31st Births (Here)

January 31st Deaths (Here)

January 31 Events:

314 – Silvester becomes Pope of the Catholic Church, succeeding Pope Miltiades.
1504 – France cedes Naples to Aragon.
1606 – Gunpowder Plot - Guy Fawkes is executed for plotting against Parliament & James I of England.
1747 – London Lock Hospital opens first venereal diseases clinic.
1814 – Gervasio Antonio de Posadas becomes Supreme Director of Argentina.
1846 – Following Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown & Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
1849 – Corn Laws are abolished in the United Kingdom (following legislation in 1846).
1862 – The white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, is discovered by Alvan Graham Clark discovers at Northwestern University.
1865 – American Civil War - Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
1867 – Maronite nationalist leader Youssef Karam leaves Lebanon on board a French ship for Algeria
1876 – The United States orders all Native Americans to move into reservations.
1891 – The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
1900 – Datu Muhammad Salleh is assassinated in Kampung Teboh, Tambunan - ends the Mat Salleh Rebellion
1915 – World War I - Germany uses poison gas against Russia.
1917 – World War I - Germany announces its U-boats will engage in unrestricted submarine warfare.
1919 – The Battle of George Square takes place in Glasgow, Scotland.
1929 – Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
1930 – 3M starts marketing Scotch Tape.
1943 – German Field Marshall Friedrich Paulus surrenders to the Soviets at Stalingrad.
1944 – World War II - American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll & other islands in the Marshall Islands.
1944 – During Anzio campaign 1st Ranger Battalion (Darby's Rangers) is destroyed behind enemy lines in an encounter at Battle of Cisterna, Italy. (World War II)
1946 – Yugoslavia's new constitution - establishes 6 constituent republics (Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia & Slovenia).
1950 – President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
1953 – North Sea flood - leads to ~ 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands.
1957 – Mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner & a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet, in Pacoima, California
1958 – Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit (Explorer program).
1958 – James Van Allen discovers the Van Allen radiation belt.
1961 – Mercury-Redstone 2 – Ham the Chimp travels into outer space (Project Mercury).
1966 – Soviet Union launches the unmanned Luna 9 spacecraft as part of the Luna program.
1968 – Tet Offensive - Viet Cong attack the United States embassy in Saigon, & other attacks, in the early morning hours.
1968 – Nauru gains independence from Australia.
1971 – Apollo 14 Mission – Astronauts aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
1971 – The Winter Soldier Investigation begins in Detroit, Michigan.
1990 – The first Soviet Union McDonald's Restaurant opens in Moscow.
1995 – President Bill Clinton authorizes a $20 billion loan to Mexico to stabilize its economy.
1996 – Explosives-filled truck rams gates of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Colombo.
2000 – Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California.
2001 – Scottish court (in the Netherlands) convicts Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed Al Megrahi for the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 which blew up over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
2003 – Waterfall rail accident - occurs near Waterfall, New South Wales, Australia.


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January 30 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 30th:
January 30 - Deaths:
1030 – William V - Duke of Aquitaine (b. 969)
1181 – Emperor Takakura of Japan (b. 1161)
1384 – Louis II of Flanders (b. 1330)
1574 – Damião de Góis - Portuguese philosopher (b. 1502)
1606 – Everard Digby - English conspirator (b. 1578)
1649 – King Charles I of England (executed) (b. 1600)
1730 – Tsar Peter II of Russia (b. 1715)
1836 – Betsy Ross - American seamstress (b. 1752)
1849 – Jonathan Alder - American settler (b. 1773)
1858 – Coenraad Jacob Temminck - Dutch zoologist (b. 1778)
1867 – Emperor Kōmei of Japan (b. 1831)
1869 – William Carleton - Irish novelist (b. 1794)
1889 – Crown Prince Rudolph of Austria (b. 1858)
1926 – Barbara La Marr - American actress (b. 1896)
1928 – Johannes Andreas Grib Fibiger - Danish scientist, Nobel laureate (b. 1867)
1929 – La Goulue - French Cancan dancer (b. 1866)
1934 – Frank Nelson Doubleday - American publisher (b. 1862)
1948 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi - Mahatma Gandhi, Indian freedom fighter (b. 1869)
1948 – Orville Wright - American aviation pioneer (b. 1871)
1951 – Ferdinand Porsche - Austrian automotive engineer (b. 1875)
1958 – Jean Crotti - Swiss artist (b. 1878)
1958 – Ernst Heinkel - German aviation engineer (b. 1888)
1962 – Manuel de Abreu - Brazilian physician (b. 1894)
1963 – Francis Poulenc - French composer (b. 1899)
1969 – Georges Pire - Belgian monk, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
1980 – Professor Longhair - American musician (b. 1918)
1982 – Lightnin' Hopkins - American musician (b. 1912)
1984 – Patrick Lee McCall - South African bank robber, member of Stander gang (b. 1950)
1989 – Alfonso - Duke of Anjou & Cádiz, "Legitimist" pretender to the French throne (b. 1936)
1991 – John Bardeen - American physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)
1991 – Clifton C. Edom - American photojournalism educator (b. 1907)
1991 – John McIntire - American actor (b. 1907)
1994 – Pierre Boulle - French author (b. 1912)
1995 – Gerald Durrell - British naturalist, zookeeper, author, & television presenter (b. 1925)
1998 – Richard Cassilly - American tenor (b. 1927)
1999 – Huntz Hall - American actor (b. 1919)
1999 – Ed Herlihy - American broadcaster (b. 1909)
2001 – Jean-Pierre Aumont - French actor (b. 1911)
2001 – Johnnie Johnson - British fighter pilot (b. 1915)
2001 – Joseph Ransohoff - the father of modern neurosurgery (b. 1915)
2005 – Martyn Bennet - Canadian musician (b. 1971)
2005 – Wes Wehmiller - American musician (b. 1971)
2006 – Coretta Scott King - American activist & wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. (b. 1927)
2007 – Nikos Kourkoulos - Greek actor & artistic director (b. 1934)
2007 – Sidney Sheldon - American author, playwright, & screenwriter (b. 1917)
2008 – Jeremy Beadle - British television host, (b. 1948)
2008 – Roland Selmeczi - Hungarian actor (b. 1969)
2008 – Marcial Maciel - Mexican religious leader (b. 1920)
2009 – Ingemar Johansson - Swedish heavyweight professional boxing champion of the world (b. 1932)


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January 30 - Births

Calendar Date January 30th:
January 30th - Births:
133 – Marcus Severus Didius Julianus - Roman Emperor (d. 193)
1505 – Thomas Tallis - English composer (d. 1585)
1563 – Franciscus Gomarus - Dutch theologian (d. 1641)
1615 – Thomas Rolfe - American colonial settler & only child of Pocahontas & John Rolfe (d. 1675)
1661 – Charles Rollin - French historian (d. 1741)
1687 – Johann Balthasar Neumann - German architect (d. 1753)
1697 – Johann Joachim Quantz - German flautist & composer (d. 1773)
1720 – Charles De Geer - Swedish industrialist & entomologist (d. 1778)
1754 – John Lansing - Jr. - American statesman (d. 1829)
1781 – Adelbert von Chamisso - German writer (d. 1838)
1816 – Nathaniel Prentice Banks - 24th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1894)
1822 – Franz Ritter von Hauer - Austrian geologist (d. 1899)
1832 – Infanta Luisa Fernanda - Duchess of Montpensier (d. 1897)
1841 – Félix Faure - 6th President of the French Third Republic (d. 1899)
1859 – Tony Mullane - Irish-born American baseball player (d. 1944)
1861 – Charles Martin Loeffler - German-born composer (d. 1935)
1873 – Georges Ricard-Cordingley - painter (d. 1939)
1878 – Anton Hansen Tammsaare - Estonian author (d. 1940)
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1889 – Jaishankar Prasad - Hindi poet, dramatist & novelist (d. 1937)
1894 – Tsar Boris III of Bulgaria (d. 1943)
1899 – Max Theiler - South African virologist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1972)
1901 – Rudolf Caracciola - German race car driver (d. 1959)
1902 – Nikolaus Pevsner - German-born art historian (d. 1983)
1910 – C Subramaniam - Indian politician (d. 2000)
1911 – Roy Eldridge - American musician (d. 1989)
1912 – Werner Hartmann - German physicist (d. 1988)
1912 – Francis Schaeffer - American Evangelical theologian & pastor (d. 1984)
1912 – Barbara W. Tuchman - American historian (d. 1989)
1913 – Percy Thrower - British Television Gardener (d. 1988)
1914 – John Ireland - Canadian actor (d. 1992)
1914 – David Wayne - American actor (d. 1995)
1915 – Joachim Peiper - German SS officer (d. 1976)
1915 – John Profumo - British cabinet minister (d. 2006)
1917 – Paul Frère - Belgian racing driver & motorsport journalist (d. 2008)
1918 – David Opatoshu - American television actor (d. 1996)
1919 – Nikolay Glazkov - Russian poet (d. 1979)
1920 – Carwood Lipton - American WWII veteran (d. 2001)
1920 – Michael Anderson - English film director
1920 – Delbert Mann - American film director (d. 2007)
1922 – Dick Martin - American comedian (d. 2008)
1924 – Lloyd Alexander - American writer (d. 2007)
1925 – Douglas Engelbart - American computer scientist
1925 – Dorothy Malone - American actress
1927 – Olof Palme - Prime Minister of Sweden (d. 1986)
1927 – Bendapudi Venkata Satyanarayana - Indian dermatologist (d. 2005)
1928 – Hal Prince - American stage producer & director
1929 – Lucille Teasdale-Corti - Canadian surgeon & international aid worker (d. 1996)
1930 – Sandy Amorós - Cuban baseball player (d. 1992)
1930 – Samuel J. Byck - American attempted assassin of Richard Nixon (d. 1974)
1930 – Gene Hackman - American actor
1930 – Magnus Malan - South African politician
1931 – John Crosbie - Canadian politician
1931 – Allan W. Eckert - American historian, naturalist, & author
1931 – Shirley Hazzard - Australian-born author
1932 – Knock Yokoyama - Japanese comedian & politician
1933 – Louis Rukeyser - American journalist (d. 2006)
1935 – Richard Brautigan - American writer & poet (d. 1984)
1936 – F. Vernon Boozer - American politician
1936 – Patrick Caulfield - British painter & printmaker (d. 2005)
1936 – Horst Jankowski - German popular pianist (d. 1998)
1937 – Ed Hansen - American film director & editor (d. 2005)
1937 – Vanessa Redgrave - English actress
1937 – Boris Spassky - Russian chess player & 10th world chess champion (1969-1972)
1938 – Islom Karimov - President of Uzbekistan
1941 – Gregory Benford - American author & scientist
1941 – Dick Cheney - 46th Vice President of the United States
1941 – Tineke Lagerberg - Dutch swimmer
1941 – Marty Balin - American musician
1943 – Davey Johnson - American baseball player & manager
1945 – Michael Dorris - American author (d. 1997)
1947 – Les Barker - English poet
1947 – Steve Marriott - English musician (Humble Pie, The Small Faces) (d. 1991)
1948 – Nick Broomfield - English film- & documentary-maker
1948 – Paul Magee - Provisional Irish Republican Army member
1948 – Miles Reid - English mathematician
1949 – Peter Agre - American biologist - Nobel laureate
1950 – Trinidad Silva - American actor (d. 1988)
1951 – Phil Collins - English musician
1951 – Charles S. Dutton - American actor
1951 – Bobby Stokes - English former footballer (d. 1995)
1952 – Doug Falconer - Canadian football player
1955 – Curtis Strange - American golfer
1955 – John Baldacci - American politician, governor of Maine
1955 – Judith Tarr - American author
1955 – Mychal Thompson - Bahamian basketball player
1956 – Jeremy Gittins - English actor
1956 – Keiichi Tsuchiya - Japanese racing driver
1957 – Payne Stewart - American golfer (d. 1999)
1958 – Brett Butler - American actress & comedian
1959 – Mark Eitzel - American singer & musician (American Music Club)
1959 – Jody Watley - American singer
1960 – Lily Potter - (fictional character) Mother of Harry J. Potter & Member of The Order of the Phoenix
1961 – Dexter Scott King - American actor & son of Martin Luther King, Jr. & Coretta Scott King
1962 – King Abdullah II of Jordan
1962 – Mary Kay Letourneau - American convicted statutory rapist
1963 – Tina Malone - English actress
1964 – Otis Smith - American basketball player
1965 – Julie McCullough - American model & actress
1966 – Danielle Goyette - Quebec female ice hockey player
1967 – Jay Gordon - American musician
1968 – Trevor Dunn - American musician (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Secret Chiefs 3)
1968 – Prince Felipe of Spain
1968 – Tony Maudsley - British film actor
1969 – Carolyn Kepcher - American businesswoman & reality TV show star
1971 – Darren Boyd - British actor
1971 – Kimo von Oelhoffen - American football player
1972 – Lupillo Rivera - Mexican singer
1972 – Chris Simon - Canadian ice hockey player
1973 – Jalen Rose - American basketball player
1974 – Christian Bale - English actor
1974 – Olivia Colman - English actress
1974 – Jemima Khan - English socialite
1975 – Juninho Pernambucano - Brazilian footballer
1975 – Yumi Yoshimura - Japanese singer (Puffy Amiyumi)
1976 – Andy Milonakis - American comedian
1977 – Dan Hinote - American ice hockey player
1977 – Deltha O'Neal - American football player
1978 – John Patterson - American baseball player
1980 – Leilani Dowding - British glamour model
1980 – Wilmer Valderrama - American actor
1980 – Pavel Ponomaryov - Russian-Estonian actor
1980 – Joãozinho - Brazilian footballer
1981 – Jonathan Bender - American basketball player
1981 – Dimitar Berbatov - Bulgarian footballer
1981 – Peter Crouch - English footballer
1981 – Josh Kelley - American musician
1981 – Mathias Lauda - Austrian racing driver
1982 – Jorge Cantu - Mexican baseball player
1984 – Jeremy Hermida - American baseball player
1984 – Kid Cudi - American hip hop performer, Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi
1985 – Aaadietya Pandey - Indian astrologer
1985 – Trae Williams - American football player
1986 – Sam Duckworth - British singer-songwriter
1986 – Nick Evans - American baseball player
1987 – Rebecca Knox - Irish professional wrestler
1987 – Arda Turan - Turkish footballer
1988 – Rob Pinkston - American actor
1989 – Khleo Thomas - American actor & rapper
1990 – Jake Thomas - American actor
1990 – Luca Sbisa - Swiss ice hockey player
1990 – Eiza Gonzalez - Mexican actress/singer
1993 – Christina Kirkman - American actress
2005 – Prince Hashem bin Al Abdullah II - of Jordan


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January 30 - General (Calendar Date)


January 30th - Basic Facts:
  • January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 335 days remaining until the end of the year (336 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 29.
  • Next day is January 31.
January 30th Births (Here)

January 30th Deaths (Here)

January 30 Events:

1048 – The villagers around today´s Baden-Baden elect their own priest in defiance of the local bishop (protestantism religion).
1648 – Eighty Years' War - The Treaty of Münster & Osnabrück is signed, ending the conflict between the Netherlands & Spain.
1649 – King Charles I of England is beheaded.
1661 – Oliver Cromwell is ritually executed two years after his death, on the anniversary of the execution of King Charles I of England.
1790 – First boat specializing as a lifeboat is tested on the River Tyne.
1806 – The original Lower Trenton Bridge (also called the Trenton Makes the World Takes Bridge), which spans the Delaware River is opened.
1820 – Edward Bransfield sights the Trinity Peninsula & claims the discovery of Antarctica.
1826 – The Menai Suspension Bridge (world's first modern suspension bridge), connecting the Isle of Anglesey to the north West Wales, is opened.
1835 – First assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson.
1841 – Fire destroys two-thirds of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
1862 – The USS Monitor, first American ironclad warship, is launched.
1889 – Archduke Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria (heir to the Austro-Hungarian crown), is found dead with mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera in Mayerling.
1911 – Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
1913 – Irish Home Rule Bill is rejected by the United Kingdom's House of Lords.
1925 – The Government of Turkey throws Patriarch Constantine VI out of Istanbul.
1933 – Adolf Hitler is sworn in as Chancellor of Germany.
1944 – United States troops land on Majuro (World War II).
1945 – Raid at Cabanatuan: 126 American Rangers & Filipino resistance liberate 500 prisoners from the Cabanatuan POW camp (World War II).
1945 – Hitler gives his last ever public address, a radio address on the 12th anniversary of his coming to power (World War II).
1948 – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi is assassinated by Nathuram Godse, a Hindu extremist.
1956 – Martin Luther King, Jr.'s home is bombed in retaliation for the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
1960 – African National Party is founded in Chad.
1964 – Ranger program - Ranger 6 is launched.
1968 – Vietnam War - The Tet Offensive begins when Viet Cong forces launch a series of surprise attacks in South Vietnam.
1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London.
1972 – Bloody Sunday - British Paratroopers kill 14 unarmed civil rights/anti internment marchers in Northern Ireland.
1972 – Pakistan withdraws from the Commonwealth of Nations.
1982 – Richard Skrenta writes the first PC virus code - 400 lines long & disguised as an Apple boot program called "Elk Cloner".
1989 – American embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan closes.
1994 – Péter Lékó, at the time, becomes the youngest chess grand master in the world.
1995 – National Institutes of Health announce the success of clinical trials testing the first preventive treatment for sickle-cell disease.
1996 – Gino Gallagher (suspected leader of the Irish National Liberation Army), is killed while waiting in a queue for his unemployment benefit.
1996 – Comet Hyakutake is discovered by amateur astronomer Yuji Hyakutake.
2000 – Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, off of the Ivory Coast, killing 169.


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January 29 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 29th:
January 29 - Deaths:
1119 – Pope Gelasius II
1240 – Pelagio Galvani - Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (b. c. 1165)
1342 – Louis I - Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
1597 – Elias Ammerbach - German organist (b. 1530)
1608 – Frederick I - Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
1647 – Francis Meres - English writer (b. 1565)
1676 – Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
1678 – Jeronimo Lobo - Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
1696 – Ivan V - Russian tsar (b. 1666)
1706 – Charles Sackville - 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet & courtier (b. 1638)
1737 – George Hamilton - 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
1743 – André-Hercule de Fleury - French statesman (b. 1653)
1763 – Louis Racine - French poet (b. 1692)
1820 – King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
1829 – Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras - French politician (b. 1755)
1870 – Leopold II - Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
1871 – Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé - French Canadian writer (b. 1786)
1899 – Alfred Sisley - British impressionist painter (b. 1839)
1901 – King Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)
1906 – King Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1818)
1918 – Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin - Russian-counter revolutionary (b. 1861)
1928 – Douglas Haig - British soldier (b. 1861)
1933 – Sara Teasdale - American poet (b. 1884)
1934 – Fritz Haber - German chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1868)
1941 – Ioannis Metaxas - Greek general & dictator (b. 1871)
1946 – Harry Hopkins - 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)
1948 – Tomislav II of Croatia - 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
1950 – Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
1951 – Frank Tarrant - Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
1956 – H. L. Mencken - American journalist (b. 1880)
1961 – John F. O'Ryan - American major general (b. 1874)
1962 – Fritz Kreisler - Austrian violinist (b. 1875)
1963 – Robert Frost - American poet (b. 1874)
1964 – Alan Ladd - American actor (b. 1913)
1966 – Pierre Mercure - French Canadian composer (b. 1927)
1969 – Allen Dulles - American CIA director (b. 1893)
1970 – Basil Liddell Hart - British historian (b. 1895)
1975 – Orestis Makris - Greek actor (b. 1898)
1977 – Buster Nupen - South African cricketer (b. 1902)
1977 – Freddie Prinze - American actor & comedian (b. 1954)
1980 – Jimmy Durante - American actor & comedian (b. 1893)
1986 – Leif Erickson - American actor (b. 1911)
1989 – Halina Konopacka - Polish athlete (b. 1900)
1991 – Yasushi Inoue - Japanese historian (b. 1907)
1992 – Willie Dixon - American composer & musician (b. 1915)
1993 – Ron Kostelnik - American football player (b. 1940)
1994 – Ulrike Maier - Austrian alpine skier (b. 1967)
1998 – Joseph Alioto - American politician (b. 1916)
1999 – Lili St. Cyr - American dancer (b. 1918)
2002 – Dick "Night Train" Lane - American football player (b. 1928)
2002 – Harold Russell - Canadian-born American actor (b. 1914)
2003 – Frank Moss - American politician (b. 1911)
2004 – M. M. Kaye - British writer (b. 1908)
2004 – Janet Frame - New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
2005 – Eric Griffiths - Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
2005 – Ephraim Kishon - Israeli satirist (b. 1924)
2007 – Barbaro - American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
2007 – Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim - Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
2008 – Raymond Jacobs - American soldier (b. 1925)
2008 – Philippe Khorsand - French actor (b. 1948)
2008 – Margaret Truman - American writer, daughter of Harry S. Truman (1924)
2009 – Hélio Gracie - Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
2009 – John Martyn - Scottish singer & songwriter (b. 1948)
2009 – Bill Frindall - English cricket scorer & statistician (b. 1939)


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January 29 - Births

Calendar Date January 29th:
January 29th - Births:
1584 – Frederick Henry - Prince of Orange (d. 1647)
1632 – Johann Georg Graevius - German classical scholar & critic (d. 1703)
1688 – Emanuel Swedenborg - Swedish scientist & philosopher (d. 1772)
1711 – Giuseppe Bonno - Austrian composer (d. 1788)
1715 – Georg Christoph Wagenseil - Austrian composer (d. 1777)
1717 – Jeffrey Amherst - British military leader (d. 1797)
1718 – Paul Rabaut - French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
1737 – Thomas Paine - English-born American patriot (d. 1809)
1749 – King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
1754 – Moses Cleaveland - founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
1756 – Henry Lee III - American General (d. 1818)
1761 – Albert Gallatin - Swiss-American United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
1782 – Daniel Auber - French composer (d. 1871)
1801 – Horatia Nelson - daughter of Emma Hamilton & Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)
1810 – Ernst Kummer - German mathematician (d. 1893)
1843 – William McKinley - 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
1846 – Karol Olszewski - Polish scientist (d. 1915)
1860 – Anton Chekhov - Russian writer (d. 1904)
1862 – Frederick Delius - English composer (d. 1934)
1866 – Romain Rolland - French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
1866 – Julio Peris Brell - Spanish painter (d. 1944)
1867 – Vicente Blasco Ibáñez - Spanish writer (d. 1928)
1874 – John D. Rockefeller Jr. - American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
1876 – Havergal Brian - British composer (d. 1972)
1877 – Georges Catroux - French general (d. 1969)
1880 – W.C. Fields - American actor (d. 1946)
1888 – Sydney Chapman - British mathematician & geophysicist (d. 1970)
1891 – Elizaveta Gerdt - Russian ballerina (d. 1975)
1891 – R. Norris Williams - American survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
1895 – Muna Lee - American poet (d. 1965)
1901 – Allen B. DuMont - American scientist & inventor (d. 1965)
1905 – Barnett Newman - American painter (d. 1970)
1910 – Colin Middleton - Irish artist (d. 1983)
1911 – Peter von Siemens - German industrialist (d. 1986)
1913 – Victor Mature - American actor (d. 1999)
1913 – Daniel Taradash - American screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 – Peter von Zahn - German journalist & writer (d. 2001)
1915 – John Serry - Sr., American musician & arranger (d. 2003)
1918 – John Forsythe - American actor
1920 – José Luis de Villalonga - Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
1921 – Anthony George - American actor (d. 2005)
1922 – Gerda Steinhoff - Nazi concentration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
1923 – Paddy Chayefsky - American writer (d. 1981)
1923 – Ivo Robic - Croatian singer & songwriter (d. 2000)
1924 – Luigi Nono - Italian composer (d. 1990)
1924 – Marcelle Ferron - Quebec painter & stained glass artist (d. 2001)
1924 – Peter Voulkos - American artist (d. 2002)
1926 – Franco Cerri - Italian musician
1926 – Abdus Salam - Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
1927 – Edward Abbey - American author & environmentalist (d. 1989)
1928 – Lee Shau Kee - Hong Kong property developer
1930 – Derek Bailey - English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
1930 – John Junkin - English radio, television & film performer (d. 2006)
1932 – Tommy Taylor - English footballer (d. 1958)
1932 – George Allen - English footballer
1933 – Sacha Distel - French singer & guitarist (d. 2004)
1933 – Ron Townson - American singer (The 5th Dimension) (d. 2001)
1933 – Paul Sally - American mathematician
1933 – Hugo Herrestrup - Danish actor
1936 – James Jamerson - American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
1939 – Germaine Greer - Australian writer
1940 – Katharine Ross - American actress
1940 – Kunimitsu Takahashi - Japanese motorcycle racer & racing driver
1941 – Robin Morgan - American feminist & activist
1942 – Claudine Longet - French singer & dancer
1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham - English rock & roll producer
1944 – Yoweri Museveni - President of Uganda
1944 – Patrick Lipton Robinson - Jamaican judge
1945 – Jim Nicholson - Irish politician
1945 – Tom Selleck - American actor, screenwriter & film producer
1947 – Linda B. Buck - American scientist, Nobel laureate
1947 – David Byron - English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
1947 – Marián Varga - Slovak musician
1948 – Cristina Saralegui - American talk-show host
1948 – Marc Singer - Canadian-born actor
1948 – Pat Kenny - Irish TV presenter & radio host
1950 – Ann Jillian - American actress
1950 – Jody Scheckter - South African race car driver
1951 – Andy Roberts - West Indian cricketer
1952 – Tommy Ramone - Hungarian-born musician & record producer (The Ramones)
1952 – Rupert Hanley - South African cricketer
1953 – Paulin Bordeleau - Quebec ice hockey player
1953 – Hwang Woo-Suk - South Korean biomedical scientist
1953 – Teresa Teng - Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
1953 – Lynne McGranger - Australian actress
1954 – Richard Manitoba - American singer (The Dictators & MC5)
1954 – Terry Kinney - American actor
1954 – Oprah Winfrey - American talk show host & actress
1954 – Doug Risebrough - Canadian ice hockey player, coach & executive
1955 – Eddie Jordan - American basketball player & head coach
1957 – Grazyna Miller - Italian poet, translator, & journalist
1957 – Rino Schreuder - Dutch publisher
1960 – Matthew Ashford - American actor
1960 – Gia Carangi - American model (d. 1986)
1960 – Sean Kerly - English field hockey player
1960 – Greg Louganis - American diver
1960 – Steve Sax - American baseball player
1960 – J. G. Thirlwell - Australian-born musician
1962 – Nicholas Turturro - American actor
1963 – Bob Holly - American professional wrestler
1963 – Monica Horan - American actress
1964 – Andre Reed - American football player
1964 – Anna Ryder Richardson - British interior designer & television presenter
1965 – Dominik Hašek - Czech ice hockey player
1965 – Peter Lundgren - Swedish tennis coach
1966 – Romário - Brazilian footballer
1967 – Cyril Suk - Czech tennis player
1967 – Stacey King - American basketball player
1968 – Edward Burns - American actor
1968 – Susi Erdmann - German bobsledder & luger
1968 – Sora Jung - Korean actress
1969 – Hyde - Japanese singer (L'Arc-en-Ciel)
1970 – Heather Graham - American actress
1970 – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore - Indian shooter
1970 – Jörg Hoffmann - German swimmer
1973 – Jason Schmidt - American baseball player
1975 – Sara Gilbert - American actress
1976 – Chris Castle - American singer-songwriter
1976 – Charles Divins - American model & actor
1977 – Justin Hartley - American actor
1977 – Chaly Jones - Dutch Footballer
1978 – Martin Schmitt - German ski jumper
1978 – Rob Bironas - American football player
1979 – April Scott - American actress & model
1979 – Sui Feifei - Chinese basketball player
1979 – Andrew Keegan - American actor
1979 – Joseph Todd - Arena Football League player
1979 – Andreas Thorstensson - Website developer
1980 – Yael Bar-Zohar - Israeli actress & model
1980 – Ivan Klasnić - Croatian football player
1980 – Ingimundur Ingimundarson - Icelandic handball player
1981 – Jonny Lang - American musician
1981 – Álex Ubago - Spanish musician
1981 – Darío Lopilato - Argentine actor
1982 – Adam Lambert - American Actor & singer
1982 – Irina Shabayeva American fashion designer
1982 – Heidi Mueller - American actress
1983 – Nedžad Sinanović - Bosnian basketball player
1985 – Athina Onassis - French heiress
1985 – Isabel Lucas - Australian actress
1985 – Mikey Hachey - American musician (Suburban Legends)
1985 – Marc Gasol - Spanish basketball player
1985 – Todd Herzog - American reality-show contestant
1986 – Drew Tyler Bell - American actor
1986 – Mark Howard - English football player
1986 – Jair Jurrjens - Dutch baseball player
1986 – Simon Vukčević - Montenegrin footballer
1987 – Matthew Wilson - English world rally driver
1988 – Stephanie Gilmore - Australian surfer
1991 – Hugh Grosvenor - Earl Grosvenor, Son of the Duke of Westminster
1993 – Michelle Larcher de Brito - Portuguese tennis player
2006 – Rachel Alexandra - A Champion Thoroughbred Racehorse


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