On This Day

What Happened on January 31, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Romanian government passes emergency decree to release prisoners and decriminalise corruption charges, triggering huge protests in Bucharest

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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