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 This day in History - January 31
421 Historic Events for January 31
1970

Travis Hannah, NFL/WLAF receiver (Houston Oilers, Frankfurt Galaxy)

Birth
1970

Rachel Jean Marteen, Atlanta GA, playmate (Aug, 1995)

Birth
1970

Greg Skrepenak, NFL tackle (Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers)

Birth
1970

Grateful Dead members busted on LSD charges

Event
1971

Minnie Driver, actress (Good Will Hunting)

Birth
1971

Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)

Birth
1971

Corey Holliday, NFL wide receiver (Pitts Steelers)

Birth
1971

and Dave Bancroft and George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Event
1971

US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich

Event
1971

US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn

Event
1971

Jake Beckley, Joe Kelley, Harry Hooper, Rube Marquard, Chick Hafey

Event
1971

Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands

Event
1971

"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hit #1 on UK pop chart

Event
1972

Howard Barlow, conductor (Voice of Firestone), dies at 79

Death
1972

Istvan Szelenyi, composer, dies at 67

Death
1972

Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, king of Nepal (1955-72), dies at 51

Death
1972

Ben Cavil, guard (Baltimore Ravens)

Birth
1972

Fritz Fequiere, WLAF guard (Barcelona Dragons, London Monarchs)

Birth
1972

Marvin Coleman, CFL defensive back (Calgary Stampeders)

Birth
1972

Pulu Poumele, guard (San Diego Chargers)

Birth
1972

Reinier Robbemond, Dutch soccer player (Dordrecht '90)

Birth
1972

US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)

Event
1972

Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana

Event
1972

Birenda, becomes leader of Nepal

Event
1972

Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral

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