What happened this day in history January 31, 1971

What are the important events that happened on January 31, 1971? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 31, 1971: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 31, 1971 is the 31st day of the year 1971 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 18, 1971 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 9,480 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘triacontahenagon’ day.

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If a person born on this day saved a Penny every day starting at age 3, then by now that person has accumulated $168.30. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

Pig is the mythical animal and Metal is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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January 31, 1971 Historical Events

  • 1971
    Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.
  • 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, begin in Detroit, Michigan.

Who were born on January 31, 1971?

  • 1971
    Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer
  • 1971
    Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
  • 1971
    Patricia Velásquez, Venezuelan actress and model
  • 1971
    Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian

Who died on January 31, 1971?

  • 1971
    Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian, linguist (b. 1891)

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