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 This day in History - January 31
421 Historic Events for January 31
1965

Adam Johnson, Portland Ore, beach volleyballer (Olympics-96)

Birth
1965

Kim Clarke, Tulsa Okla, team handball back court (Olympics-88, 92, 96)

Birth
1965

Ren‚ Trost, Dutch soccer player (Roda JC)

Birth
1965

Pud Galvin elected to baseball Hall of Fame

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1966

Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)

Birth
1966

Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Phila Eagles)

Birth
1966

Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)

Birth
1966

Elizabeth Patterson, actress (Tall Story), dies at 90

Death
1966

USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon

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1966

Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers

Event
1967

Chief Thundercloud, actor (Ambush, Colt 45, Typhoon), dies at 100

Death
1967

Otto Dibelius, German theologian/bishop, dies at 86

Death
1968

Doug Pederson, NFL quarterback (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1968

Michael Sinclair, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)

Birth
1968

Steve Phoenix, US baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)

Birth
1968

Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR

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1968

Viet Cong's Tet offensive begins

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1968

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1968

Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years

Event
1968

Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia

Event
1969

Vice Admiral Rufus L Taylor, USN, ends term as deputy director of CIA

Event
1969

Alexander Mikhaylovich Dzegelyonok, composer, dies at 77

Death
1969

Mathew Pallister, Sydney NSW Australia, canoeist (Olympics-96)

Birth
1969

Beatles perform last live gig (42-min concert on roof of Apple HQs)

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1970

Slim Harpo, [James Moore], rocker, dies at 28

Death