On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Rod Blagojevich, the Governor of Illinois, is removed from office after being convicted of corruption charges

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Mabbs, British Archivist (Public Records Office), dies at 87
  • Bill Frindall, English cricket scorer and statistician (b. 1939)
  • Hélio Gracie, Brazilian martial artist (b. 1913)
  • John Martyn, British singer songwriter, dies at 60