On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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4th American Music Awards: Olivia Newton-John & Elton John win

Singer and actress Olivia Newton-John
Singer and actress
Olivia Newton-John
Singer Elton John
Elton John
  • Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
  • Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie, & Al Lopez elected to baseball Hall of Fame

Famous Birthdays

  • Jim Kleinsasser, American football tight end, born in Carrington, North Dakota
  • Kate Shindle, American actress, born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Kerry Washington, American actress (Scandal), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Shingo Katori, Japanese actor & singer (SMAP), born in Yokohama, Japan