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Wednesday 31 January 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Amartithi (Meherabad, India, followers of Meher Baba)
  • Street Children's Day in Austria

Events

  • 1971 – The Winter Soldier Investigation, organized by the Vietnam Veterans Against the War to publicize war crimes and atrocities by Americans and allies in Vietnam, begins in Detroit.
  • 1968 – Vietnam War: Viet Cong guerrillas attack the United States embassy in Saigon, and other attacks, in the early morning hours, later grouped together as the Tet Offensive.
  • 1958 – The first successful American satellite detects the Van Allen radiation belt.
  • 1950 – United States President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.
  • 1949 – These Are My Children, the first television daytime soap opera is broadcast by the NBC station in Chicago.
  • 1945 – US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.
  • 1944 – World War II: American forces land on Kwajalein Atoll and other islands in the Japanese-held Marshall Islands.
  • 1915 – World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.
  • 1897 – Czechoslav Trade Union Association is founded in Prague.
  • 1891 – History of Portugal: The first attempt at a Portuguese republican revolution breaks out in the northern city of Porto.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee becomes general-in-chief.
  • 1865 – American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.
  • 1862 – Alvan Graham Clark discovers the white dwarf star Sirius B, a companion of Sirius, through an 18.5-inch (47 cm) telescope now located at Northwestern University.
  • 1801 – John Marshall is appointed the Chief Justice of the United States.
  • 1747 – The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital.

Births

  • 1988 – Kyle Kulinski, American talk show host
  • 1987 – Marcus Mumford, American-English singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Megan Ellison, American film producer, founded Annapurna Pictures
  • 1985 – Mario Williams, American football player
  • 1984 – Jeremy Wariner, American runner
  • 1984 – Josh Johnson, Canadian-American baseball player
  • 1984 – Vernon Davis, American football player
  • 1982 – Brad Thompson, American baseball player
  • 1981 – Justin Timberlake, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actor
  • 1980 – James Adomian, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1977 – Kerry Washington, American actress
  • 1976 – Buddy Rice, American race car driver
  • 1976 – Paul Scheer, American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1975 – Fred Coleman, American football player and coach
  • 1974 – Othella Harrington, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Portia de Rossi, Australian-American actress
  • 1969 – Daniel Moder, American cinematographer
  • 1969 – Dov Charney, Canadian-American fashion designer and businessman, founded American Apparel
  • 1967 – Fat Mike, American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1965 – Peter Sagal, American author and radio host
  • 1964 – Martha MacCallum, American journalist
  • 1963 – Gwen Graham, American lawyer and politician
  • 1959 – Kelly Lynch, American model and actress
  • 1957 – Shirley Babashoff, American swimmer
  • 1951 – Harry Wayne Casey, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1950 – Denise Fleming, American author and illustrator
  • 1950 – Janice Rebibo, American-Israeli author and poet (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Ken Wilber, American sociologist, philosopher, and author
  • 1949 – Norris Church Mailer, American model and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1947 – Glynn Turman, American actor
  • 1947 – Nolan Ryan, American baseball player
  • 1945 – Joseph Kosuth, American sculptor and theorist
  • 1945 – Rynn Berry, American historian and author (d. 2014)
  • 1944 – Connie Booth, American-English actress, screenwriter, comedian and psychotherapist
  • 1941 – Dick Gephardt, American lawyer and politician
  • 1941 – Gerald McDermott, American author and illustrator (d. 2012)
  • 1941 – Jessica Walter, American actress
  • 1938 – James G. Watt, American lawyer and politician, 43rd United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1938 – Lynn Carlin, American actress
  • 1937 – Philip Glass, American composer
  • 1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)
  • 1934 – Gene DeWeese, American author (d. 2012)
  • 1934 – James Franciscus, American actor and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1933 – Morton Mower, American cardiologist and inventor
  • 1931 – Ernie Banks, American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Al De Lory, American composer, conductor, and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Jean Simmons, English-American actress (d. 2010)
  • 1928 – Chuck Willis, American singer-songwriter (d. 1958)
  • 1928 – Irma Wyman, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2015)
  • 1927 – Norm Prescott, American animator, producer, and composer, co-founded Filmation Studios (d. 2005)
  • 1926 – Tom Alston, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1925 – Benjamin Hooks, American minister, lawyer, and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1923 – Norman Mailer, American journalist and author (d. 2007)
  • 1922 – Joanne Dru, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1921 – Carol Channing, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1921 – E. Fay Jones, American architect, designed the Thorncrown Chapel (d. 2004)
  • 1921 – John Agar, American actor (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Mario Lanza, American tenor and actor (d. 1959)
  • 1920 – Stewart Udall, American soldier, lawyer, and politician, 37th United States Secretary of the Interior (d. 2010)
  • 1919 – Jackie Robinson, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 1972)
  • 1917 – Fred Bassetti, American architect and academic, founded Bassetti Architects (d. 2013)
  • 1916 – Frank Parker, American tennis player (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)
  • 1915 – Bobby Hackett, American trumpet player and cornet player (d. 1976)
  • 1915 – Garry Moore, American comedian and game show host (d. 1993)
  • 1915 – Thomas Merton, American monk and author (d. 1968)
  • 1914 – Jersey Joe Walcott, American boxer and police officer (d. 1994)
  • 1913 – Don Hutson, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
  • 1905 – John O'Hara, American author, playwright, and screenwriter (d. 1970)
  • 1902 – Nat Bailey, Canadian businessman, founded White Spot (d. 1978)
  • 1902 – Tallulah Bankhead, American actress (d. 1968)
  • 1894 – Isham Jones, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1956)
  • 1892 – Eddie Cantor, American singer-songwriter, actor, and dancer (d. 1964)
  • 1881 – Irving Langmuir, American chemist and physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1957)
  • 1872 – Zane Grey, American author (d. 1939)
  • 1868 – Theodore William Richards, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1928)
  • 1865 – Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader, founded BAPS (d. 1951)
  • 1820 – William B. Washburn, American politician, 28th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1752 – Gouverneur Morris, American lawyer, politician, and diplomat, United States Ambassador to France (d. 1816)
  • 1583 – Peter Bulkley, English and later American Puritan (d. 1659)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Gil Carmichael, American businessman and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Lizabeth Scott, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Anna Gordy Gaye, American songwriter and producer, co-founded Anna Records (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Christopher Jones, American actor (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – Francis M. Fesmire, American cardiologist and physician (b. 1959)
  • 2014 – Joseph Willcox Jenkins, American composer, conductor, and educator (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Anthony Bevilacqua, American cardinal (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Dorothea Tanning, American painter and sculptor (b. 1910)
  • 2012 – Tristram Potter Coffin, American author, scholar, and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Molly Ivins, American journalist and author (b. 1944)
  • 2004 – Eleanor Holm, American swimmer and actress (b. 1913)
  • 2002 – Gabby Gabreski, American colonel and pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2001 – Gordon R. Dickson, Canadian-American author (b. 1923)
  • 2000 – Gil Kane, Latvian-American author and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 1999 – Giant Baba, Japanese wrestler and trainer, co-founded All Japan Pro Wrestling (b. 1938)
  • 1999 – Norm Zauchin, American baseball player (b. 1929)
  • 1997 – John Joseph Scanlan, Irish-American bishop (b. 1930)
  • 1995 – George Abbott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1887)
  • 1990 – Rashad Khalifa, Egyptian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1935)
  • 1974 – Samuel Goldwyn, Polish-American film producer, co-founded Goldwyn Pictures (b. 1882)
  • 1967 – Eddie Tolan, American sprinter and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1955 – John Mott, American activist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • 1954 – Edwin Howard Armstrong, American engineer, invented FM radio (b. 1890)
  • 1942 – Henry Larkin, American baseball player and manager (b. 1860)
  • 1907 – Timothy Eaton, Canadian businessman, founded Eaton's (b. 1834)
  • 1888 – John Bosco, Italian priest and educator, founded the Salesian Society (b. 1815)
  • 1790 – Thomas Lewis, Irish-born American lawyer and surveyor (b. 1718)
  • 1736 – Filippo Juvarra, Italian architect and set designer, designed the Basilica of Superga (b. 1678)
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