January 29: Day of the Week
January 29, 2017 was the 29th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
January 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1814France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
- 1819Stamford Raffles lands on the island of Singapore.
- 1845“The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
- 1856Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
- 1863Bear River Massacre.
- 1943The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
- 1944World War II: The Battle of Cisterna takes place in central Italy.
- 1979Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
- 2001Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
- 2025New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Snake in Chinese astrology.
Who were born on January 29?
- 1891Elizaveta Gerdt, Russian ballerina (d. 1975)
- 1924Marcelle Ferron, French-Canadian painter and stained glass artist (d. 2001)
- 1928Lee Shau Kee, Hong Kong property developer
- 1947Linda B. Buck, American scientist, Nobel laureate
- 1974Michael Andersen, Danish basketball player
- 1979Andrew Keegan, American actor
- 1982Adam Lambert, American actor and singer
- 1987Alex Avila, American baseball player
- 1988Stephanie Gilmore, Australian surfer
- 1993Michelle Larcher de Brito, Portuguese tennis player
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