On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship
  • Sweden outlaws aerosol sprays due to their harmful effect on the ozone layer, becoming the first nation to enact such a ban.

Famous Birthdays

  • Martin Schmitt, German ski jumper
  • Rob Bironas, American football player

Famous Deaths

  • Tim McCoy, American actor (Arizona Bound) and soldier, dies at 86