What Happened on January 17, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"

Famous Birthdays

  • Grady Martin, country music guitarist (The Nashville A-Team), born in Chapel Hill, Tennessee (d. 2001)
  • Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Quebec, NHL goaltender (#1)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jacques Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante