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January 29 - Deaths

Calendar Date January 29th:
January 29 - Deaths:
1119 – Pope Gelasius II
1240 – Pelagio Galvani - Cardinal-Bishop of Albano (b. c. 1165)
1342 – Louis I - Duke of Bourbon (b. 1279)
1597 – Elias Ammerbach - German organist (b. 1530)
1608 – Frederick I - Duke of Württemberg (b. 1557)
1647 – Francis Meres - English writer (b. 1565)
1676 – Tsar Alexis I of Russia (b. 1629)
1678 – Jeronimo Lobo - Portuguese Jesuit missionary (b. 1593)
1696 – Ivan V - Russian tsar (b. 1666)
1706 – Charles Sackville - 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet & courtier (b. 1638)
1737 – George Hamilton - 1st Earl of Orkney, British soldier (b. 1666)
1743 – André-Hercule de Fleury - French statesman (b. 1653)
1763 – Louis Racine - French poet (b. 1692)
1820 – King George III of the United Kingdom (b. 1738)
1829 – Paul François Jean Nicolas Barras - French politician (b. 1755)
1870 – Leopold II - Grand Duke of Tuscany (b. 1797)
1871 – Philippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé - French Canadian writer (b. 1786)
1899 – Alfred Sisley - British impressionist painter (b. 1839)
1901 – King Milan I of Serbia (b. 1855)
1906 – King Christian IX of Denmark (b. 1818)
1918 – Aleksei Maksimovich Kaledin - Russian-counter revolutionary (b. 1861)
1928 – Douglas Haig - British soldier (b. 1861)
1933 – Sara Teasdale - American poet (b. 1884)
1934 – Fritz Haber - German chemist, Nobel Laureate (b. 1868)
1941 – Ioannis Metaxas - Greek general & dictator (b. 1871)
1946 – Harry Hopkins - 8th United States Secretary of Commerce (b. 1890)
1948 – Tomislav II of Croatia - 4th Duke of Aosta, Italian aristocrat (b. 1900)
1950 – Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah - Emir of Kuwait (b. 1885)
1951 – Frank Tarrant - Australian cricketer (b. 1880)
1956 – H. L. Mencken - American journalist (b. 1880)
1961 – John F. O'Ryan - American major general (b. 1874)
1962 – Fritz Kreisler - Austrian violinist (b. 1875)
1963 – Robert Frost - American poet (b. 1874)
1964 – Alan Ladd - American actor (b. 1913)
1966 – Pierre Mercure - French Canadian composer (b. 1927)
1969 – Allen Dulles - American CIA director (b. 1893)
1970 – Basil Liddell Hart - British historian (b. 1895)
1975 – Orestis Makris - Greek actor (b. 1898)
1977 – Buster Nupen - South African cricketer (b. 1902)
1977 – Freddie Prinze - American actor & comedian (b. 1954)
1980 – Jimmy Durante - American actor & comedian (b. 1893)
1986 – Leif Erickson - American actor (b. 1911)
1989 – Halina Konopacka - Polish athlete (b. 1900)
1991 – Yasushi Inoue - Japanese historian (b. 1907)
1992 – Willie Dixon - American composer & musician (b. 1915)
1993 – Ron Kostelnik - American football player (b. 1940)
1994 – Ulrike Maier - Austrian alpine skier (b. 1967)
1998 – Joseph Alioto - American politician (b. 1916)
1999 – Lili St. Cyr - American dancer (b. 1918)
2002 – Dick "Night Train" Lane - American football player (b. 1928)
2002 – Harold Russell - Canadian-born American actor (b. 1914)
2003 – Frank Moss - American politician (b. 1911)
2004 – M. M. Kaye - British writer (b. 1908)
2004 – Janet Frame - New Zealand writer (b. 1924)
2005 – Eric Griffiths - Welsh guitarist (The Quarrymen) (b. 1940)
2005 – Ephraim Kishon - Israeli satirist (b. 1924)
2007 – Barbaro - American thoroughbred racehorse (b. 2003)
2007 – Dia Abdul Zahra Kadim - Iraqi extremist leader (b. 1970)
2008 – Raymond Jacobs - American soldier (b. 1925)
2008 – Philippe Khorsand - French actor (b. 1948)
2008 – Margaret Truman - American writer, daughter of Harry S. Truman (1924)
2009 – Hélio Gracie - Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
2009 – John Martyn - Scottish singer & songwriter (b. 1948)
2009 – Bill Frindall - English cricket scorer & statistician (b. 1939)


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January 29 - Births

Calendar Date January 29th:
January 29th - Births:
1584 – Frederick Henry - Prince of Orange (d. 1647)
1632 – Johann Georg Graevius - German classical scholar & critic (d. 1703)
1688 – Emanuel Swedenborg - Swedish scientist & philosopher (d. 1772)
1711 – Giuseppe Bonno - Austrian composer (d. 1788)
1715 – Georg Christoph Wagenseil - Austrian composer (d. 1777)
1717 – Jeffrey Amherst - British military leader (d. 1797)
1718 – Paul Rabaut - French Huguenot pastor (d. 1794)
1737 – Thomas Paine - English-born American patriot (d. 1809)
1749 – King Christian VII of Denmark (d. 1808)
1754 – Moses Cleaveland - founder of Cleveland (d. 1806)
1756 – Henry Lee III - American General (d. 1818)
1761 – Albert Gallatin - Swiss-American United States Secretary of the Treasury (d. 1849)
1782 – Daniel Auber - French composer (d. 1871)
1801 – Horatia Nelson - daughter of Emma Hamilton & Horatio Nelson (d. 1881)
1810 – Ernst Kummer - German mathematician (d. 1893)
1843 – William McKinley - 25th President of the United States (d. 1901)
1846 – Karol Olszewski - Polish scientist (d. 1915)
1860 – Anton Chekhov - Russian writer (d. 1904)
1862 – Frederick Delius - English composer (d. 1934)
1866 – Romain Rolland - French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
1866 – Julio Peris Brell - Spanish painter (d. 1944)
1867 – Vicente Blasco Ibáñez - Spanish writer (d. 1928)
1874 – John D. Rockefeller Jr. - American entrepreneur (d. 1960)
1876 – Havergal Brian - British composer (d. 1972)
1877 – Georges Catroux - French general (d. 1969)
1880 – W.C. Fields - American actor (d. 1946)
1888 – Sydney Chapman - British mathematician & geophysicist (d. 1970)
1891 – Elizaveta Gerdt - Russian ballerina (d. 1975)
1891 – R. Norris Williams - American survivor of the RMS Titanic sinking (d. 1968)
1895 – Muna Lee - American poet (d. 1965)
1901 – Allen B. DuMont - American scientist & inventor (d. 1965)
1905 – Barnett Newman - American painter (d. 1970)
1910 – Colin Middleton - Irish artist (d. 1983)
1911 – Peter von Siemens - German industrialist (d. 1986)
1913 – Victor Mature - American actor (d. 1999)
1913 – Daniel Taradash - American screenwriter (d. 2003)
1913 – Peter von Zahn - German journalist & writer (d. 2001)
1915 – John Serry - Sr., American musician & arranger (d. 2003)
1918 – John Forsythe - American actor
1920 – José Luis de Villalonga - Spanish aristocrat (d. 2007)
1921 – Anthony George - American actor (d. 2005)
1922 – Gerda Steinhoff - Nazi concentration camp supervisor (d. 1946)
1923 – Paddy Chayefsky - American writer (d. 1981)
1923 – Ivo Robic - Croatian singer & songwriter (d. 2000)
1924 – Luigi Nono - Italian composer (d. 1990)
1924 – Marcelle Ferron - Quebec painter & stained glass artist (d. 2001)
1924 – Peter Voulkos - American artist (d. 2002)
1926 – Franco Cerri - Italian musician
1926 – Abdus Salam - Pakistani physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1996)
1927 – Edward Abbey - American author & environmentalist (d. 1989)
1928 – Lee Shau Kee - Hong Kong property developer
1930 – Derek Bailey - English guitar virtuoso (d. 2005)
1930 – John Junkin - English radio, television & film performer (d. 2006)
1932 – Tommy Taylor - English footballer (d. 1958)
1932 – George Allen - English footballer
1933 – Sacha Distel - French singer & guitarist (d. 2004)
1933 – Ron Townson - American singer (The 5th Dimension) (d. 2001)
1933 – Paul Sally - American mathematician
1933 – Hugo Herrestrup - Danish actor
1936 – James Jamerson - American bass guitarist for Motown Records (d. 1983)
1939 – Germaine Greer - Australian writer
1940 – Katharine Ross - American actress
1940 – Kunimitsu Takahashi - Japanese motorcycle racer & racing driver
1941 – Robin Morgan - American feminist & activist
1942 – Claudine Longet - French singer & dancer
1944 – Andrew Loog Oldham - English rock & roll producer
1944 – Yoweri Museveni - President of Uganda
1944 – Patrick Lipton Robinson - Jamaican judge
1945 – Jim Nicholson - Irish politician
1945 – Tom Selleck - American actor, screenwriter & film producer
1947 – Linda B. Buck - American scientist, Nobel laureate
1947 – David Byron - English singer (Uriah Heep) (d. 1985)
1947 – Marián Varga - Slovak musician
1948 – Cristina Saralegui - American talk-show host
1948 – Marc Singer - Canadian-born actor
1948 – Pat Kenny - Irish TV presenter & radio host
1950 – Ann Jillian - American actress
1950 – Jody Scheckter - South African race car driver
1951 – Andy Roberts - West Indian cricketer
1952 – Tommy Ramone - Hungarian-born musician & record producer (The Ramones)
1952 – Rupert Hanley - South African cricketer
1953 – Paulin Bordeleau - Quebec ice hockey player
1953 – Hwang Woo-Suk - South Korean biomedical scientist
1953 – Teresa Teng - Taiwanese singer (d. 1995)
1953 – Lynne McGranger - Australian actress
1954 – Richard Manitoba - American singer (The Dictators & MC5)
1954 – Terry Kinney - American actor
1954 – Oprah Winfrey - American talk show host & actress
1954 – Doug Risebrough - Canadian ice hockey player, coach & executive
1955 – Eddie Jordan - American basketball player & head coach
1957 – Grazyna Miller - Italian poet, translator, & journalist
1957 – Rino Schreuder - Dutch publisher
1960 – Matthew Ashford - American actor
1960 – Gia Carangi - American model (d. 1986)
1960 – Sean Kerly - English field hockey player
1960 – Greg Louganis - American diver
1960 – Steve Sax - American baseball player
1960 – J. G. Thirlwell - Australian-born musician
1962 – Nicholas Turturro - American actor
1963 – Bob Holly - American professional wrestler
1963 – Monica Horan - American actress
1964 – Andre Reed - American football player
1964 – Anna Ryder Richardson - British interior designer & television presenter
1965 – Dominik Hašek - Czech ice hockey player
1965 – Peter Lundgren - Swedish tennis coach
1966 – Romário - Brazilian footballer
1967 – Cyril Suk - Czech tennis player
1967 – Stacey King - American basketball player
1968 – Edward Burns - American actor
1968 – Susi Erdmann - German bobsledder & luger
1968 – Sora Jung - Korean actress
1969 – Hyde - Japanese singer (L'Arc-en-Ciel)
1970 – Heather Graham - American actress
1970 – Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore - Indian shooter
1970 – Jörg Hoffmann - German swimmer
1973 – Jason Schmidt - American baseball player
1975 – Sara Gilbert - American actress
1976 – Chris Castle - American singer-songwriter
1976 – Charles Divins - American model & actor
1977 – Justin Hartley - American actor
1977 – Chaly Jones - Dutch Footballer
1978 – Martin Schmitt - German ski jumper
1978 – Rob Bironas - American football player
1979 – April Scott - American actress & model
1979 – Sui Feifei - Chinese basketball player
1979 – Andrew Keegan - American actor
1979 – Joseph Todd - Arena Football League player
1979 – Andreas Thorstensson - Website developer
1980 – Yael Bar-Zohar - Israeli actress & model
1980 – Ivan Klasnić - Croatian football player
1980 – Ingimundur Ingimundarson - Icelandic handball player
1981 – Jonny Lang - American musician
1981 – Álex Ubago - Spanish musician
1981 – Darío Lopilato - Argentine actor
1982 – Adam Lambert - American Actor & singer
1982 – Irina Shabayeva American fashion designer
1982 – Heidi Mueller - American actress
1983 – Nedžad Sinanović - Bosnian basketball player
1985 – Athina Onassis - French heiress
1985 – Isabel Lucas - Australian actress
1985 – Mikey Hachey - American musician (Suburban Legends)
1985 – Marc Gasol - Spanish basketball player
1985 – Todd Herzog - American reality-show contestant
1986 – Drew Tyler Bell - American actor
1986 – Mark Howard - English football player
1986 – Jair Jurrjens - Dutch baseball player
1986 – Simon Vukčević - Montenegrin footballer
1987 – Matthew Wilson - English world rally driver
1988 – Stephanie Gilmore - Australian surfer
1991 – Hugh Grosvenor - Earl Grosvenor, Son of the Duke of Westminster
1993 – Michelle Larcher de Brito - Portuguese tennis player
2006 – Rachel Alexandra - A Champion Thoroughbred Racehorse


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January 29 - General (Calendar Date)


January 29th - Basic Facts:
  • January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  • There are 336 days remaining until the end of the year (337 in leap years).
  • The preceding day is January 28.
  • Next day is January 30.
January 29th Births (Here)

January 29th Deaths (Here)

January 29 Events:

904 – Sergius III returns to papacy after Christopher the antipope is deposed.
1676 – Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
1814 – Battle of Brienne - France defeats Russia & Prussia.
1834 – Andrew Jackson (US President) orders 1st use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
1845 – "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe is published in the New York Evening Mirror.
1850 – Henry Clay introduces the Compromise of 1850 to the U.S. Congress.
1856 – Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1863 – Bear River Massacre occurs.
1886 – Karl Benz patents the 1st successful gasoline-driven automobile.
1891 – Liliuokalani is proclaimed Queen of Hawaii, & will become its last monarch.
1900 – The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
1916 – Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins (World War I).
1936 – Baseball Hall of Fame - 1st inductees are announced.
1940 – Sakurajima Line train collision - 3 trains collide in Osaka, Japan, & explode while approaching Ajikawaguchi Station.
1943 – Battle of Rennell Island - First day of battle, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed & heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
1944 – USS Missouri the last battleship commissioned by the United States Navy is launched.
1944 – Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy (World War II).
1944 – Koniuchy massacre in Poland ~ 38 men, women, & children die (World War II).
1944 – Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio in Bologna, Italy is destroyed in an air-raid.
1963 – Pro Football Hall of Fame - 1st inductees named.
1989 – Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea - 1st Eastern Bloc nation to do so.
1996 – President Jacques Chirac announces a "definitive end" to French nuclear weapons testing.
1996 – Venice's opera house, La Fenice, is destroyed by fire.
2001 – Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament.
2005 – The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan (at Taipei) since 1949.


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