January 31 Birthdays in History - January 31 Deaths - January 31 Events



1985 Andrew Giuliani, son of Rudy, Mayor-R-NYC, 1994-2002
1981 Justin Timberlake, American Musician
1977 Naomi Darrell, Miss Bermuda Universe 1997
1976 Buddy Rice, American Celebrity
1975 Kenard Lang, defensive end for the Washington Redskins
1974 Bob Mulder, soccer player, Appingedam, FC Groningen
1974 Lorenzo Styles, NFL linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons
1974 Othella Harrington, NBA forward for the Houston Rockets
1974 Pavi Sald, ice hockey defenseman, Finland, 1998 Olympics
1974 Tory Toogood, Australian rower 1996 Olympics
1973 Latario Rachal, WLAF/NFL receiver, Amsterdam Admirals, San Diego Chargers
1972 Ben Cavil, guard for the Baltimore Ravens
1972 Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard, Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs
1972 Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders
1972 Pulu Poumele, guard for the San Diego Chargers
1972 Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player, Dordrecht '90
1971 Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho, 1997, 2nd
1971 Corey Holliday, NFL wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1971 Minnie Driver, actress, Good Will Hunting
1971 Patricia Velasquez, Actress
1970 Greg Skrepenak, NFL tackle, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers
1970 Rachel Jean Marteen, born in Atlanta, Georgia, playmate, Aug, 1995
1970 Travis Hannah, NFL/WLAF receiver, Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy
1969 Mathew Pallister, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist 1996 Olympics
1968 Doug Pederson, NFL quarterback, Green Bay Packers Superbowl 31
1968 Michael Sinclair, NFL defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks
1968 Steve Phoenix, U.S. baseball pitcher, Oakland Athletics
1966 Al Jaworsky, Alan Doughty, pop bassist, Jesus Jones
1966 Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Philadelphia Eagles
1966 Jamie Taras, CFL guard for the BC Lions
1965 Adam Johnson, Portland, Oregon, beach volleyballer 1996 Olympics
1965 Bianca Yasmin Salahshourian, Fairfield Conn, Miss Conn-America 1991
1965 Bobby Dollas, Montreal, NHL defenseman, Anaheim Mighty Ducks
1965 Kim Clarke, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, team handball back court, 1988, 1992, 1996 Olympics
1965 Rene Trost, Dutch soccer player, Roda JC
1964 Oto Hascak, hockey forward, Team Slovakia 1998
1964 Remi Bouchard, Lasalle Que, Canadian Tour golfer, 1989 India Open
1964 Sharon Cain, born in San Antonio, Texas, team handball center back 1996 Olympics
1963 John Dye, Amory Massachusetts, actor, Andrew-Touched by an Angel
1963 Scott Ian Rosenfeld, Bayside, New York, rocker, Anthrax-Protest and Survive
1960 Elaine Roque, born in Santa Monica, California, beach volleyballer 1996 Olympics
1959 Anthony LaPaglia, actor, Murder One
1959 Kelly Lynch, actress, Drugstore Cowboy
1958 Rafael Santana, shortstop, New York Mets, New York Yankees
1958 Tom Schuman, pianist, Spyro Gyra-Morning Dance
1957 Brett "the Hitman" Hart, Alberta Canada, WWF champion
1957 Shirley F Babashoff, California, swimmer, Olympics-6 silver/2 gold-72, 76
1956 Johnny Rotten, John Lydon, rocker, Sex Pistols-God Save the Queen
1956 Trevor A. Manuel, South African UDF/ANC-leader
1955 Virginia Ruzici, Romania, tennis star
1954 Adrian Vandenberg, born in Amsterdam, Netherlands, rock guitarist, Whitesnake
1954 Sheik Faoud Ahamul Bacchus, cricketer, West Indian bat late 70's
1952 Rosanne Musgrave, headmistress, Blackheath HS
1951 Harry Casey, KC, rock vocalist, KC and Sunshine Band-Give It
1951 Phil Manzanera, rock guitarist, Roxy Music-Let's Stick Together
1949 Carol Hawkins, actress, Dialing for Dingbats
1949 Ken Wilber, American Philosopher
1947 Jim Nollman, born in Boston, Massachusetts, graduated from Tufts University, composer, musical theater, conceptual artist, environmental activist, recorded interspecies music with wolves, whales, dolphins, deer, elk, desert rats
1947 Nolan Ryan, pitcher, Mets, Angels, Astros, 7 no-hitters, 5,714 Ks
1946 Glynn Turman, New York City, actor, Lew-Peyton Place, Manimal, Centennial
1946 Jonathan Banks, Washington D.C., actor, Armed and Dangerous, Cold Steel
1946 Subroto Guha, cricketer, right arm swing bowler for India 1967-69
1946 Terry Kath, rocker, Chicago-If You Leave Me Now
1945 Noah Creshevsky, composer
1944 Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet, For the Good Order
1944 Charley Musselwhite, blues musician, Stand Back, Louisiana Fog
1944 Eugene Terre Blanche, South Africa leader of Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging
1944 John Inverarity, cricketer, Australian batsman 1968-72
1942 Derek Jarman, actor and director, Angelic Conversation, Edward II
1942 Gerald Chanberlain, rocker
1941 Jessica Walter, born in Brooklyn, New York, actress, Play Misty For Me, Amy Prentiss
1941 George S Mickelson, Gov-SD
1941 Dick Gephardt, born in St. Louis, Missouri, Representative-D-Missouri 1977 - 2005
1941 Sharon Miller, LPGA golfer
1941 Dick Gephardt, American Politician
1940 Stuart Margolin, Davenport Iowa, actor, Love American Style
1938 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet and writer, Madjalah Sunda, Pesta
1938 Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, queen of Netherlands, 1980-
1938 James G Watt, born in Colorado, U.S. Secretary of Interior, 1981 - 1983
1938 James G. Watt, Public Servant
1937 Philip Glass, born in Baltimore, Maryland, minimal composer, Einstein on the Beach
1937 Steve Karmen, born in Bronx, New York, jingle writer, I Love, New York, This Bud's for You
1937 Suzanne Pleshette, New York City, actress, Birds, Emily-Bob Newhart Show
1936 Marvin Junior, singer, Dells-Oh What a Night
1935 Oe Kenzaburo, Japanese novelist, Catch, Personal Matter
1935 Kenzaburo Oe, Japanese Writer
1934 Brian Bolus, cricketer, England opening batsman early 60's
1934 James Franciscus, Clayton, Missouri, actor, Mr Novak, Longstreet, Hunter
1934 Ron Weatherburn, jazz pianist
1933 Joseph D. Early, born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Representative-D-Massachusetts 1975 - 1993
1933 Walter Paulis, mineworker/pilot/Dutch MP, CDA
1932 Pieter Brattinga, Dutch graphic artist
1932 Rick Hall, country/R&B singer
1931 Bill Watson, cricketer, NSW and Australian opening batsman mid-50s
1931 Christopher Chataway, British MP/athlete, world record 5k
1931 Ernie Banks, Mr Cub - Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer, 1st baseman
1931 Jean Burroughs, educationalist
1931 Nicholas Gordon Lennox, diplomat
1930 Lynn Carlin, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Joan Hunter-James at 15
1929 Rudolf Mossbauer, Germany, physicist, Nobel 1961
1928 Chuck Willis, rock vocalist, C C Rider
1928 Eric Ash, rector, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine
1928 Richard Buckley, royal equerry
1928 Robert Clatworthy, sculptor
1926 Jean Simmons, born in London, England, actress, Thorn Birds, Guys and Dolls
1926 Prunella Briance, founder, National Childbirth Trust
1925 Benjamin Hooks, civil rights leader
1925 Charles Aidman, Frankfort, Indiana, narrator, New Twilight Zone
1925 Fred Catherwood, born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, politician, writer, Conservative member of the European Parliament, president of Evangelical Alliance
1924 Robert Gatehouse, former High Court judge
1924 Tengiz Abuladze, filmmaker
1923 Eddie Ryder, New York City, actor, Slick Jones-General Hospital
1923 Joanne Dru, Logan, West Virginia, actress, Guestwood Ho, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon
1923 Norman Mailer, born in New Jersey, American novelist, poet, playwright, film director, wrote 40 books and 11 novels
1923 Larry Buchanan, American Director
1922 Michael Wilford, diplomat
1922 William Sylvester, born in Oakland California, actor, 2001, Gorgo, Gemini Man
1921 Carol Channing, Wash, actress, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Hello Dolly
1921 John Agar, Chicago, actor, Fort Apache, Sands of Iwo Jima
1921 Mario Lanza, Philadelphia, actor/singer, Great Caruso, Toast of New Orleans
1920 Patrick Heron, painter
1920 Robert Hersant, press baron
1920 Stewart L Udall, St. Johns Ariz, U.S. Secretary of Interior, 1961 - 1969
1920 Stewart L. Udall, Public Servant
1919 Jackie Robinson, born in Georgia, 1st black major league baseball player, Dodgers
1917 Erich Geiringer, general practitioner campaigner
1916 Ciro D Crown, premier of Dutch Antilles, 1968-69
1916 Frank A Parker, tennis champ, U.S. Open-1944
1916 Violet Cane, statistician
1915 Bobby Hackett, born in Providence, Rhode Island, trumpeteer/orchestral leader, Air Time '57
1915 Garry Moore, Thomas Garrison Morfit, Balt, host, I've Got a Secret
1915 Thomas Merton, born in France, Trappist monk/poet/essayist, 7 Storey Mt
1915 William Crosbie, artist
1915 Alan Lomax, American Writer
1914 Carey Lofton, Blountsville, Florida, actor, Skinner-Troubleshooters
1914 Jersey Joe Walcott, heavyweight boxing champ, 1951-52
1914 Louis Osman, architect/artist/goldsmith
1913 Don Hutson, NFL end, Packers
1913 Hector Iglesias Villoud, composer
1913 Wayne Millner, NFL end, Boston/Washington Redskins
1911 A G Ogston, president, Trinity College-Oxford
1911 Christina Foyle, book seller
1910 Herbert Ashworth, CEO, Nationwide Building Society
1909 Foley Newns, British colonial administrator
1909 Miron Grindea, literary editor
1908 Rene Simone Mathieu, France, doubles tennis star, Wimbledon 1934
1906 Benjamin Frankel, composer
1906 R. W. Bonham, founder, International Braille Chess Association
1905 Anna Blaman, Johanna P Vrugt, Dutch writer, Wife and Friend
1905 Charles de Trooz, Belgian literary, Le Magister et Ses Maatres
1905 John O'Hara, Pottstown Penn, novelist, Appointment at Samarra
1904 E van Ruller, Dutch journalist/ARP-alderman/co-founder, Trouw
1904 Leon N H Jungschlager, head of military intelligence, Netherlands-Indies
1903 Gardner Cowles, Iowa, publisher/founder, Look Magazine
1903 Tallulah Bankhead, Huntsville Ala, actress, Lifeboat, Die Die Darling
1902 Alva Myrdal, Uppsala Sweden, diplomat, Nobel Peace Prize-1982
1902 Jean C M Picart le Doux, France, carpet designer
1902 Julian H Steward, U.S. anthropologist/professor
1901 Blaz Arnic, born in Luce, Lower Styria, Austria-Hungary, Slovenian composer, best known for his nine symphonies, The Society of Slovene Composers consider him the great Slovenian symphonic master of the 20th century
1901 Marie Luise Kaschnitz, writer
1894 Percy Helton, New York, actor, Jail Busters, Harbor of Missing Men
1893 Freya Stark, English explorist/author
1892 Eddie Cantor, New York City, comedian, Eddie Cantor Comedy Theater
1891 Max Drischner, composer
1890 Adolf Bach, German language/sociologist, Deutsche Namenkunde
1889 F R Foster, cricketer, 330 runs and 45 wickets for England
1886 Alfonso Lopez, Colombia, statesman, President United Nations security council-1948
1884 Nicholas Joy, Paris, France, actor, Boss Lady
1882 Anna Pavlova, St. Petersburg Russia, ballerina/choreographer
1882 Josephus RH van Schaik, Dutch lawyer/vice-premier
1882 Peter Dawson, Australian Musician
1881 Irving Langmuir, inventor, tungsten filament lamp/Nobel 1932
1881 Joseph A. Cushman, U.S., palaentologist
1878 Willem J M van Eysinga, Dutch international law jurist
1877 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher
1876 Natalie Clifford Barney, American Author
1872 Zane Grey, American West novelist, Riders of the Purple Sage
1869 Henry graaf Carton de Wiart, Belgian literary/premier, 1920-21
1868 Theodore William Richards, chemist, atomic weights, Nobel-1914
1866 Emil Strauss, Germany, writer, Naked Man
1866 Henry Forster, cricketer, Oxford blue 1887-89, later Austrian Governor-General
1863 F Henri Berz, French existensialist philosopher, Revue the Synthesis
1836 Henryk Szulc, composer
1830 James G Blaine, the "Plumed Knight"
1818 William Raine Peck, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1817 Antony Winkler Prins, Dutch writer, Groiler Encyclopaedia
1813 Samuel Sarphati, Amsterdam, physician/pharmacist/social activist
1812 John Randolph Tucker, Captain, Confederate Navy
1810 Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1804 Jozsef Bajza, Hungarian author, poet and critic
1802 Jan C J van Speijk, Dutch naval hero
1798 Karl Gottlieb Reissiger, composer
1797 Franz Peter Schubert, Lichtenthal, Austria, composer, Unfinished Symphony
1797 Franz Schubert, Austrian Composer
1787 Louis Angely, German, comedy writer, Sieben Madchen in Uniform
1784 Carl Wilhelm Henning, composer
1784 Bernard Barton, American Poet
1778 Franz Anton graaf von Kolowrat, Austrian premiere of Bohemia, 1848
1759 Francois Devienne, composer
1752 Gouverneur Morris, American Statesman
1750 Gerrit J Pijman, Dutch minister of War, 1798-1800, 1803-06
1741 Theodor Gotlieb von Hippel, East Prussian author/mayor of Koningsberg
1734 Julien-Amable Mathieu, composer
1734 Robert Morris, merchant, signed Declaration of Independence
1633 Nathaniel Crew, English bishop, Durham
1623 Francois-Xavier de Laval
1620 Georg F von Waldeck, German commander-in-chief
1614 Nicolas Saboly, composer
1612 Hendrik Casimir I, count of Nassau-Dietz/mayor of Frisia
1607 James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby
1601 Pieter de Bloot, Dutch landscape painter
1573 Ambrosius Metzger, composer
1573 Giulio Cesare Monteverdi, composer
1543 Ieyasu Tokugawa, Japanese Statesman
1517 Gioseffo Zarlino, composer











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