January 29: Day of the Week
January 29, 2019 was the 29th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 336 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Tuesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kayōbi.
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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)
- 1676Feodor III becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 1814France defeats Russia and Prussia in the Battle of Brienne.
- 1886Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
- 1900The American League is organized in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with 8 founding teams.
- 1903New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Water Rabbit in Chinese astrology.
- 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.
- 1936The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.
- 1944In Bologna, Italy, the Anatomical Theatre of the Archiginnasio is destroyed in an air-raid.
- 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.
Who were born on January 29?
- 1867Vicente Blasco Ibáñez, Spanish writer (d. 1928)
- 1895Muna Lee, American poet (d. 1965)
- 1950Jody Scheckter, South African race car driver
- 1951Andy Roberts, West Indian cricketer
- 1953Hwang Woo-Suk, South Korean biomedical scientist
- 1958Linda Smith, British comedian (d. 2006)
- 1968Susi Erdmann, German bobsledder and luger
- 1972Brian Wood, writer and artist of graphic novels
- 1976Charles Divins, American model and actor
- 1987Alex Avila, American baseball player
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