On This Day: January 31st
This is 31st day of the year and 335 days remain in the year.
The first social security check was issued to Ida Fuller for $22.54.
The first U.S. earth satellite, Explorer I, was launched.
The first McDonald's opened in Russia.
January 31 BirthdaysFranz Schubert1797–1828, Austrian Composer.
Carol Channingcomedienne, singer
Justin Timberlakepop musician
Jackie Robinsonbaseball player
John O'Haranovelist and short-story writer,
Thomas Mertonreligious writer and poet