January 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Jan 2 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • Jan 5 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • Jan 6 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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Jan 6 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest and diseased people.

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Jan 7 "Buck Rogers", 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
  • Jan 7 "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • Jan 8 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • Jan 9 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • Jan 10 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in NYC
  • Jan 12 Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • Jan 14 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • Jan 17 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • Jan 18 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio

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Jan 18 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Jan 19 Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • Jan 19 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • Jan 20 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • Jan 21 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • Jan 26 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
  • Jan 29 Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
  • Jan 31 Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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Jan 31 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky

Birthdays in History

  • Jan 1 Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
  • Jan 3 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • Jan 3 Sergio Leone, Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • Jan 4 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • Jan 4 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
  • Jan 6 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, dramatist
  • Jan 9 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone, (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer
  • Jan 12 Colin Berry Haycraft, publisher
  • Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottis-born American philosopher

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Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 16 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • Jan 16 Francesco Scavullo, celebrity photographer, born in Staten Island, New York
  • Jan 20 Bob Denard, French mercenary
  • Jan 22 Rita Gillespie, TV director
  • Jan 23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Jan 26 Jules Feiffer, cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Richard Du Cann, lawyer QC
  • Jan 27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 28 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 29 Elio Petri, Italy, director (Property is no theft)
  • Jan 30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon and international aid worker (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate

Weddings in History

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 28 Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower

Mobster Bugsy Siegel
Bugsy Siegel

Deaths in History

  • Jan 2 Erich Wichman[n], Dutch fascist painter/sculptor, dies at 38
  • Jan 6 Nicolas Nikolayevitch, grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • Jan 7 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, writer, dies
  • Jan 11 Julio Antonio Mella, Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28

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Jan 13 Wyatt Earp, US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80

OK Corral Sheriff Wyatt Earp
OK Corral Sheriff
Wyatt Earp
  • Jan 13 H. B. Higgins, Australian politician and judge (b. 1851)
  • Jan 14 Cornelis W Lely, Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • Jan 19 Liang Qichao, Chinese scholar (b. 1873)
  • Jan 24 Willem Royaards, theater directeor (Adam in Ballingschap), dies