What Happened on January 31, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Music release#1 in the Charts

"My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison hits #1 on UK pop chart

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
George Harrison
  • Apollo 14 launched, 1st landing in lunar highlands
  • Dave Bancroft & George Weiss elected to baseball Hall of Fame
  • Special Veterans Committee adds 6 former players and 1 executive to the Baseball Hall of Fame: Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard and George Weiss
  • US female Figure Skating championship won by Janet Lynn
  • US male Figure Skating championship won by John Misha Petkevich

Famous Birthdays

  • Brandi Sherwood, Miss USA-Idaho (1997, 2nd)
  • Corey Holliday, NFL wide receiver (Pittsburgh Steelers)
  • Dimitris Markos, Greek footballer
  • Lee Young Ae, South Korean actress
  • Patrick Kielty, Northern Irish comedian

Famous Deaths

  • Viktor Maksimovich Zhirmunsky, Russian literary historian and linguist, dies at 79