What Happened on January 31, 1966

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

54th Men's Australian Championships: Roy Emerson beats Arthur Ashe (6-4, 6-8, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player Roy Emerson
Tennis Player
Roy Emerson
Tennis Player Arthur Ashe
Tennis Player
Arthur Ashe

Sport awardTennis Open

54th Women's Australian Championships: Margaret Court beats Nancy Richey

Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion Nancy Richey
Tennis Player and Two-Time Major Champion
Nancy Richey
  • Belgian state police kills 2 striking mine workers
  • USSR launches Luna 9 towards Moon

Famous Birthdays

  • Al Jaworsky, [Alan Doughty], pop bassist (Jesus Jones)
  • Charles Dimry, NFL cornerback (Tampa Bay Bucs, Philadelphia Eagles)
  • Dr Umar Alisha, A Sufi Master was Born at Pithapuram.
  • Jamie Taras, CFL guard (BC Lions)

Famous Deaths

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