January 31, 2000 in History

Day of the Week: Monday

Events in History

  • Alaska Airlines flight 261 MD-83, experiencing horizontal stabilizer problems, crashes in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Point Mugu, California, killing all 88 persons aboard.
  • Family GP Dr Harold Shipman is jailed for life for murdering 15 of his patients, making him Britain's most prolific convicted serial killer

Deaths in History

  • Gil Kane, Latvian-born comic book writer (b. 1926)