What Happened on January 29, 1928

Day of the Week: Sunday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bengt Hambraeus, composer
  • Marinus Peijnenburg, Dutch politician
  • Peter Byrne, British director and actor (Postcards from America, Carry on Cabby), born in West Ham, Essex

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDouglas Haig

Douglas Haig, British fieldmarshal (Sudan, WWI) nicknamed "Butcher Haig" due to mass casualties under his command during the Battle of the Somme, dies from a heart attack at 66

General and WWI Military Leader Douglas Haig
General and WWI Military Leader
Douglas Haig