On This Day

Historical Events on January 29 (Part 2)

  • 2012 28th Sundance Film Festival: "The House I Live In", directed by Eugene Jarecki, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Sports History

2012 American snowboarder Shaun White achieves the first ever SuperPipe perfect score (100) in Winter X Games history

  • 2014 Archaeologists discover the oldest Roman Temple (6th C BC) at Sant’Omobono
  • 2014 Scientists discover how to convert normal cells into stem cells in mice
  • 2014 Bohuslav Sobotka becomes Prime Minister of the Czech Republic

Sports History

2014 Cristiano Ronaldo becomes the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid, making his 500th appearance for the club

Flight MH370 Disappears

2015 Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident

  • 2017 Attack on mosque in Quebec kills 6 and injures 17, shooter is French Canadian student

Australian Men's Tennis Open

2017 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Roger Federer beats Spaniard Rafael Nadal 6–4, 3–6, 6–1, 3–6, 6–3 to win his record 18th Grand Slam

  • 2017 62nd NHL All Star Games, Staples Centre, Los Angeles, CA: Metropolitan All Stars win four team 3-on-3 tournament; MVP: Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers, RW
  • 2017 NFL Pro Bowl, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 20-13; MVPs: Travis Kelce, KC Chiefs, TE; Lorenzo Alexander, Buffalo Bills, LB
  • 2018 F.B.I deputy director Andrew G. McCabe steps down from office
  • 2018 Cleveland Indians announce they will remove Chief Wahoo logo from uniforms in 2019

Sports History

2018 David Beckham launches a Major League Soccer team in Florida; Inter Miami CF

Film Premier

2018 Marvel film "Black Panther" directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman premieres in Los Angeles

  • 2018 Toronto police arrest landscaper Bruce McArthur for murder after remains of at least 5 people found in potted plants
  • 2019 Toronto landscaper Bruce McArthur admits in court to the murder of eight gay men
  • 2019 Empire star Jussie Smollett suffers suspected racist and homophobic attack in Chicago
  • 2019 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
  • 2019 Iranian city Tehran bans dog walking in public and driving with dogs
  • 2019 Approaching polar vortex prompts state of emergency to be declared in Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Alabama and Mississippi
  • 2019 US Postal Service suspends deliveries to ten states due to severity of the polar vortex
  • 2019 Norwegian government proposes building a floating road tunnel as part of a new roadway between Kristians and Trondheim
  • 2020 Number of COVID-19 cases passes those of SARS with over 7,700 cases in China confirmed, with 170 deaths
  • 2021 Johnson & Johnson's Janssen single-dose vaccine shown to be 66% effective in trials, with complete protection against hospitalization and death [1]
  • 2021 Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials, including against UK variant [1]
  • 2021 "Proposal to Prevent the Feminisation of Male Adolescents" published by China's Education Ministry asks schools to use sports to cultivate masculinity [1]