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Friday January 29, 2021

January 29: Day of the Week

January 29, 2021 was the 29th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.

If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.

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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.

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January 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 1845
    “The Raven” is published in the New York Evening Mirror, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
  • 1856
    Queen Victoria institutes the Victoria Cross.
  • 1863
    Bear River Massacre.
  • 1886
    Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
  • 1903
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
  • 1936
    The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1963
    The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
  • 1967
    The “ultimate high” of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
  • 1996
    President Jacques Chirac announces a “definitive end” to French nuclear weapons testing.
  • 2002
    In his State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush describes “regimes that sponsor terror” as an Axis of Evil, in which he includes Iraq, Iran and North Korea.

Who were born on January 29?

  • 1905
    Barnett Newman, American painter (d. 1970)
  • 1932
    Tommy Taylor, English footballer (d. 1958)
  • 1937
    Bobby Scott, American musician, producer and songwriter (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
  • 1947
    Marián Varga, Slovak musician
  • 1953
    Dwight Takamine, Okinawan-American Hawaii state senator
  • 1960
    Sean Kerly, English field hockey player
  • 1961
    Petra Thumer, German swimmer
  • 1977
    Justin Hartley, American actor
  • 1986
    Drew Tyler Bell, American actor

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