What Happened on January 31, 1915

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 1st (German) poison gas attack, against Russians

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Lomax, American musicologist (d. 2002)
  • Bobby Hackett, trumpeteer/orchestra leader (Air Time '57), born in Providence, Rhode Island
  • Garry Moore, [Thomas Garrison Morfit], Balt, host (I've Got a Secret)
  • John Profumo, British cabinet minister (Profumo scandal), born in London, England (d. 2006)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Thomas Merton, French/American Catholic writer and Trappist monk (7 Story Mountain), born in Prades, Pyrénées-Orientales, France

Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
  • William Crosbie, artist