On This Day

What Happened on January 9, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone (d. 2015)
  • Dorothea Puente, American serial killer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2011)
  • Heiner Muller, German dramatist, born in Eppendorf, Germany (d. 1995)

Famous Deaths

  • Heiner Muller, writer, dies