On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

Famous Birthdays

  • Heather Graham, actress (Drugstore Cowboy, Diggstown), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jörg Hoffmann, German swimmer
  • Paul Ryan, US politician (R-Wisconsin) and Speaker of the House (2015-2018), born in Janesville, Wisconsin
  • Scott Davis, guard (Atlanta Falcons)

Famous Deaths

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