On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 1977

Historical Events

  • Frenchman Francois Claustre freed, after 33 months as hostage in Chad
  • Joe Sewell, Amos Rusie and Al López 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
1977 Highlights

About January 31, 1977

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 44 years, 10 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius