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Today is Friday, January 31st, the 31st day of the year. There are 335

Glynn Turman

Glynn Turman

days remaining until the end of the year.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  National Bath Safety Month,

National Blood Donor Month, National Braille Literacy Month,

National Hobby Month, Hot Tea Month, National Oatmeal Month,

National Soup Month, Backward Day, Inspire Your Heart with Art Day


Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington

Glynn Turman, 73, actor

Michael Sinclair, 52, football player

Kenard Lang, 45, football player

Kerry Washington, 43, actress

Justin Timberlake, 39, singer/songwriter

Vernon Davis, 36, football player

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake

Mario Williams, 35, football player


Jersey Joe Walcott, 106, former heavyweight boxing champ (d. 1994)

Jackie Robinson, 101, 1st Black major league baseball player (d. 1972)

Benjamin Hooks, 95, civil rights leader (d. 2010)

Chuck Willis, 92, singer (C C Rider) (d. 1958)

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson

Ernie Banks, 89, “Mr Cub” Hall-of-Fame baseball player (d. 2015)

Marvin Junior, 84, singer (The Dells) (d. 2013)


Slim Harpo, 1970, singer, (b. 1942)


1863 – 1st black Civil War regiment, S.C. Volunteers, mustered into U.S. army.

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin

1865 – Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America.

1941 – Joe Louis KOs Red Burman in 5 for heavyweight boxing title.

1961 – Lt. Commander Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. of Richmond, Va. assumes

command of the destroyer escort U.S.S. Falgout.

1972 – Aretha Franklin sings at Mahalia Jackson’s funeral.

1976 – “Love Rollercoaster” by Ohio Players hits #1.

1988 – Super Bowl XXII: Wash Redskins beat Denver Broncos, 42-10 in

Doug Williams

Doug Williams

San Diego Super Bowl MVP: Doug Williams, Washington, QB.

2000 – A fight between Ray Lewis and his companions and another group

of people results in the stabbing deaths of Jacinth Baker and Richard Lollar,

resulting in the indictment of Lewis 11 days on murder and aggravated-

assault charges.


Being an Aquarius born on January 31st, your personality is defined by your honest, intelligent and imaginative nature. While there are many people who enjoy mind games, you are not amongst them. In all your social and personal dealings, you value honesty and truthful communication. Your friends and family appreciate your openness, but it is your quick mind that they admire the most. Your quick wit and imagination turn you into an exciting communicator and problem solver. At times, you may feel like you’re one step ahead of everyone!

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