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January 31st In Pop Culture History

January 31 in Pop Culture History
1865 - Congress passed the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America.

1906 (Earthquake) Coastal Ecuador

1922 (Earthquake) Eureka/San Francisco, Oregon/California

January 31, 1929 Birthday (fictional) Dorothy Zbornak, Golden Girls, TV

1958 - The United States launched its first successful orbiting satellite, Explorer-I.

1961 - The United States launched a 4-year-old male chimpanzee named Ham on a Mercury-Redstone 2 rocket into test suborbital flight. Ham landed safely about 17 minutes later.

1970 - #1 Hit January 31, 1970 - February 6, 1970: The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back

1976 - #1 Hit January 31, 1976 - February 6, 1976: Ohio Players - Love Rollercoaster

1981 - #1 Hit January 31, 1981 - February 6, 1981: Blondie - The Tide Is High

1986 - Down and Out in Beverly Hills was released in theaters.

1988 - The Wonder Years premiered on ABC

January 31, 19** Mera (Queen of Atlantis) DC Comics

1992 - ABC Sportscaster Howard Cosell retired.

1993 - The Super Bowl (broadcast on NBC) featured Michael Jackson marking the first time there was ever a solo performer during the show.

1997 - Star Wars (Special Edition) was released in theaters.

1998 - #1 Hit January 31, 1998 - February 13, 1998: Janet Jackson - Together Again

1999 - Family Guy premiered on Fox

2004 - You Got Served debuted in theaters.

January 31, 2016 - Grease: Live starring Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens and Carlos PenaVega, aired on FOX

January 31st Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Justin Timberlake (1981)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Suzanne Pleshette (1937)
Jackie Robinson (1919)
Portia de Rossi (1973)
Johnny 'Rotten' Lydon (1956)
Minnie Driver (1970)
Eddie Cantor (1892)
Caol Channing (1921)
Kelly Lynch (1959)
Talluhlah Bankhead (1902)
Holland is NOT actually the same as "The Netherlands," it is actually two regions - North Holland and South Holland.

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