On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1976

Historical Events

  • Bombs set off in London's West End by the IRA; 1 person is injured
  • Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Divins, American model & actor, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Russian-Soviet model, born in Saratov, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Jesse Fuller, American one-man blues band ("San Francisco Bay Blues"), dies of heart disease at 80
  • Michael Gwynn, English actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies of a heart attack at 59
1976 Highlights

About January 29, 1976

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 11 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

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