Special People Weekly Magazine Vol. 2 No. 82, January 31, 1983
On the Cover: First Lady Imelda R. Marcos,
with actress Kristy McNichol, corporate mogul George Yang, and actres Jaclyn Smith
January 31 in Philippine History
1916 – Through Act No. 2572, the Division of Ethnology and the Fine Arts Division of the Philippine Museum were merged with the National Library under the supervision of the Department of Justice.
1945 – Josefa Llanes Escoda was executed by Japanese soldiers.
1982 – First Manila International Marathon was held. Waldemar Cierpinski of East Germany won the event with a time of two hours 14 minutes and 27 seconds. Philip Camp (U.S.) and Chang Ming Cheng (Taiwan) was second and third, respectively. The top Filipino finisher was Ricardo Carillo, runner from the Philippine Army, who placed sixth overall with a time of 2:25:01.
Pinoy personalities and celebrities born on January 31:
1876 – Pedro Abad Santos, doctor, lawyer, peasant leader and founder of Socialist Party of the Philippines (October 26, 1932) – in Pampanga. (d. January 15, 1943)
Kenneth Duremdes during his Adamson University days,
photo from Atlas Sports Weekly Vol. 30 No. 1506, p. 41.