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Sunday January 29, 2017

January 29: Day of the Week

January 29, 2017 is the 29th day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.

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Here’s the January calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 904
    Sergius III comes out of retirement to take over the papacy from the deposed antipope Christopher.
  • 1834
    US President Andrew Jackson orders first use of federal soldiers to suppress a labor dispute.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1944
    In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
  • 1944
    World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
  • 1985
    Final recording session of We Are The World, by the supergroup USA for Africa.
  • 1989
    Hungary establishes diplomatic relations with South Korea, making it the first Eastern Bloc nation to do so
  • 1996
    La Fenice, Venice’s opera house, is destroyed by fire.
  • 1996
    President Jacques Chirac announces a “definitive end” to French nuclear weapons testing.
  • 2006
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Fire Dog in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1717
    Jeffrey Amherst, British military leader (d. 1797)
  • 1860
    Anton Chekhov, Russian writer (d. 1904)
  • 1866
    Romain Rolland, French writer, Nobel Laureate (d. 1944)
  • 1918
    John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)
  • 1950
    Ann Jillian, American actress
  • 1970
    Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer
  • 1974
    Michael Andersen, Danish basketball player
  • 1977
    Chaly Jones, Dutch footballer
  • 1979
    Marvin Agustin, Filipino actor and entrepreneur
  • 1981
    Jonny Lang, American musician

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