On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2019

Historical Events

  • Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi
  • Empire star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago
  • In the aftermath to a wild ending to UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov ($500k & 9 months) and Conor McGregor ($50k & 6 months) are issued fines and suspensions; bans retroactive to October 6, 2018
  • Iranian city Tehran bans dog walking in public and driving with dogs
  • Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim
  • Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men
  • US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states due to severity of the polar vortex

Famous Deaths

  • Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), dies at 89
  • James Ingram, American R&B singer-songwriter and musician ("Somewhere Out There"; "Just Once"), dies of brain cancer at 66
2019 Highlights

About January 29, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 7 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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