On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday

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 (Just Once), dies at 66