What Happened on January 31, 2017

Historical Events

  • Philip Glass' Symphony No. 11, premieres with the Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies, at Carnegie Hall in NYC
  • Romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest

Event of Interest

US President Donald Trump announces he is nominating 49 year old Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court

  • US President Donald Trump fires Attorney General Sally Yates after she instructs Justice Department officials not to defend Trump's travel ban
2017 History

Famous Deaths

  • Deke [Roger] Leonard, Welsh rock musician (Man), dies at 72
  • John Wetton, British rock vocalist and bassist (Asia, King Crimson), dies of cancer at 67

About January 31, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 3 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bad And Boujee - Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
  • UK #1 Song: Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran