Historical Events on January 31, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson's funeral
  • Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev becomes 11th King of Nepal
  • British Home Secretary Reginald Maudling to House of Commons on 'Bloody Sunday', "The Army returned the fire directed at them with aimed shots and inflicted a number of casualties on those who were attacking them with firearms and with bombs"
  • Military coup ousts civilian government of Ghana
  • US launches HEOS A-2 for interplanetary observations (396/244,998)