Daily Calendar for Friday, January 31, 2025


  • Franz Peter Schubert (Austrian composer) –
  • Zane Grey (novelist) –
  • Eddie Cantor (comedian) –
  • John Henry O'Hara (author) –
  • Jersey Joe Walcott (boxer) –
  • Garry Moore (TV personality) –
  • Jackie Robinson (first African American baseball player in major leagues) –
  • Carol Channing (actress) –
  • Mario Lanza (singer & actor) –
  • Norman Mailer (author) –
  • Jean Simmons (actress) –
  • Ernie Banks (baseball player) –
  • Phillip Glass (musician) –
  • Nolan Ryan (baseball player) –
  • Anthony LaPaglia (actor) –
  • Portia de Rossi (actress) –
  • Justin Timberlake (singer) –
  • Tyler Seguin (ice hockey player) –


  • Timothy Eaton (retailer) –
  • A. A. Milne (author) –
  • Sam Goldwyn (movie mogul) –
  • Francis Gabreski (retired colonel who recorded 37.5 kills and was known as β€œAmerica’s Greatest Living Ace” ) –
  • Horace Hagedorn (founder of Miracle-Gro plant food) –
  • Eunice Sanborn (American supercentenarian) –


  • Anton Chekov’s play, Three Sisters, premiered at the Moscow Art Theatre–
  • A Napier was the first car to go over 100 mph–
  • The German government informed the U.S. that unrestricted submarine warfare would begin on February 1, 1917–
  • The Green Hornet made its radio debut–
  • Yugoslavia adopted its constitution and officially became a people’s republic–
  • The U.S. released 33 former Nazis incarcerated for war crimes, including Alfred Krupp–
  • Explorer I, first U.S. satellite, launched–
  • Explorer 1, first successful U.S. satellite, was launched –
  • Ham, a male chimpanzee, was recovered alive in the Caribbean after being carried to a height of 155 miles in a U.S. space capsule launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida–
  • National Traffic Safety Agency issued the first set of U.S. federal safety standards for vehicle safety–
  • North Vietnam launched the Tet Offensive, attacking South Vietnamese towns–
  • Limited telephone service re-established between East and West Berlin for the first time in 19 years–
  • Apollo 14 manned spacecraft launched–
  • Paul and Linda McCartney appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone. This made Linda McCartney the first person to have both taken a photo, and to have been photographed, for the front cover of the magazine.–
  • The first McDonald’s opened in Moscow, Russia–
  • Samuel Alito was sworn in as the 110th U.S. Supreme Court justice–


  • Snowy month left 54 inches of snow on the ground at low levels, Northfield, Vermont–
  • Big snow in Oregon set a record: Portland 16 inches; Salem 25 inches–
  • A record low of 0 degrees F hit San Antonio, Texas–

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