On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1906

Historical Events

  • Strongest instrumentally recorded earthquake, Colombia, 8.6 Richter

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Frankel, British composer, born in London, England (d. 1973)
  • R W Bonham, founder (International Braille Chess Association)
  • Roosevelt Sykes, American blues and boogie-woogie pianist, and singer (The Honeydripper), born in Elmar, Arkansas (d. 1983)
1906 Highlights

About January 31, 1906

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 8 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aquarius