On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2009

Historical Events

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

Famous Deaths

  • (Bennie Ross) "Hank" Crawford, American saxophonist, arranger and songwriter (Help Me Make It Through the Night), dies of complications from a stroke at 74
  • 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 [Iain McGeachy], British folk-rock-blues singer-songwriter, and guitarist ("May You Never"), dies due to acute respiratory distress syndrome at 60
2009 Highlights

About January 29, 2009

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 13 years, 6 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aquarius

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