On This Day

What Happened on January 17, 1929

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, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1) who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)
1929 Highlights

About January 17, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 9 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Capricorn