On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1970

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Graham, American actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer, born in Schwedt an der Oder, Germany
  • Paul Ryan, American politician (R-Wisconsin) & Speaker of the House (2015-2018), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Scott Davis, American football guard (Atlanta Falcons), born in Glenwood, Iowa

Famous Deaths

  • B. H. Liddell Hart, English military historian and publicist (The Rommel Papers), dies at 74
1970 Highlights

About January 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 11 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Aquarius