January 29: Day of the Week
January 29, 2020 was the 29th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 337 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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.
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January 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1856Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
- 1903New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 1916World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.
- 1918Ukrainian-Soviet War: An armed uprising organized by the Bolsheviks in anticipation of the encroaching Red Army begins at the Kiev Arsenal, which will be put down six days later.
- 1943The first day of the Battle of Rennell Island, U.S. cruiser Chicago is torpedoed and heavily damaged by Japanese bombers.
- 1944In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
- 1944World War II: Approximately 38 men, women, and children die in the Koniuchy massacre in Poland.
- 1979Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
- 1998In Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb explodes at an abortion clinic, killing one and severely wounding another. Serial bomber Eric Robert Rudolph is suspected as the culprit.
- 2001Thousands of student protesters in Indonesia storm parliament and demand that President Abdurrahman Wahid resign due to alleged involvement in corruption scandals.
Who were born on January 29?
- 1923Ivo Robić, Croatian singer and songwriter (d. 2000)
- 1942Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
- 1953Caesar Cervin, American soccer player
- 1955Eddie Jordan, American basketball player and head coach
- 1964Anna Ryder Richardson, British interior designer and television presenter
- 1968Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
- 1979Andrew Keegan, American actor
- 1980Yael Bar-Zohar, Israeli actress and model
- 1981Darío Lopilato, Argentine actor
- 1987Matthew Wilson, English world rally driver
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