What Happened on January 31, 1968

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Bobby Simpson takes 5-59 v India in his last Test for ten years
  • Nauru (formerly Pleasant Island) declares independence from Australia
  • Record high barometric pressure (1083.8 mb, 32"), at Agata, USSR
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Pederson, American NFL head coach (Philadelphia Eagles), born in Bellingham, Washington
  • Michael Sinclair, NFL defensive end (Seattle Seahawks)
  • Patrick Stevens, Belgian athlete
  • Steve Phoenix, American baseball pitcher (Oakland Athletics)