KUWAIT, Jan 31 (KUNA)
1965 -- Kuwait Writers Association was officially launched. The association, which was established in November 1964, consisted of poets, storywriters, novelists, men of letters and critics.
1972 -- Former member of Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) Abdulrahman Al-Bahar passed away at age of 87. The deceased was one of the founders of KCCI and contributed to establishment of many companies.
1978 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah announced nomination of Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah AlSalem Al-Sabah as Crown Prince.
1993 -- Kuwait Amir Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-sabah decorated former UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar with Kuwait Order in appreciation of his efforts during Iraq's invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990-91.
2002 -- Four people were killed and 19 injured in an explosion caused by an oil leak in Rawdhatain Field, northern Kuwait. The incident caused around USD 150 million in losses.
2004 - Former Health Ministry undersecretary Dr. Nael Al-Naqeeb passed away at age 68. One of Kuwait's first surgeons, Dr. Al-Naqeeb held several positions within the ministry and attained the post of undersecretary in 1977.
2008 -- Kuwaiti actor Khalil Ismail, a leading member in the Arabian Gulf Theater band, passed away at age of 61.
2014 -- Poet Meteb Al-Saeed passed away at age of 62. (end) gta