On This Day

What Happened on January 29, 2021

Historical Events

  • "Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents" published by China's Education Ministry asks schools to use sports to cultivate masculinity [1]
  • Johnson & Johnson's Janssen single-dose vaccine shown to be 66% effective in trials, with complete protection against hospitalization and death [1]
  • Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials, including against UK variant [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Grady Gaines, American jazz, blues, and R&B tenor saxophonist (Little Richard; Sam Cooke, James Brown, Jackie Wilson), dies at 86
  • Hilton Valentine, British rock guitarist (Animals - "House of the Rising Sun"), dies at 77
  • Jeremy Lubbock, British Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger, and music producer (Joni Mitchell; Minnie Riperton; Chicago, Celine Dion), dies at 89
  • John Chaney, American Basketball Hall of Fame college coach (Cheyney University, Temple University), dies at 89
  • Yvon Douis, French soccer striker (20 caps; Lille, Le Havre, Monaco, Cannes), dies from COVID-19 at 85
2021 Highlights

About January 29, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Aquarius

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