January 31, 1972 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
  • Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev becomes 11th King of Nepal
  • British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling states to House of Commons on \'Bloody Sunday\' \"The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs\"
  • Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
  • US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)

Deaths in History

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