On This Day

Birthdays in History in January 1929

  • Jan 1 Holling Gustav Vapor, character on Northern Exposure
  • Jan 3 Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • Jan 3 Sergio Leone, Italian director who invented spaghetti westerns (The Man with No Name trilogy), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1989)
  • Jan 4 Amitai W Etzioni, US sociologist (Active Society)
  • Jan 4 Bobby Tulloch, ornithologist
  • Jan 6 Babrak Karmal, Afghani politician installed as President after Soviet invasion, born in Afghanistan (d. 1996)
  • Jan 9 Heiner Muller, German dramatist, born in Eppendorf, Germany (d. 1995)
  • Jan 9 Brian Friel, Irish dramatist "Irish Chekhov" (Dancing at Lughnasa), born in Omagh, County Tyrone (d. 2015)
  • Jan 9 Dorothea Puente, American serial killer, born in Redlands, California (d. 2011)
  • Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher, born in Glasgow, Scotland

Person of interestMartin Luther King Jr.

Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr., American clergyman and leader of the Civil Rights Movement (Nobel 1964), born in Atlanta, Georgia (d. 1968)

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Jan 16 Allard Lowenstein, radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • Jan 20 Bob Denard, French soldier & mercenary, born in Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, France (d. 2007)
  • Jan 22 Rita Gillespie, British pioneering TV director, born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Jan 23 John Polanyi, Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jan 23 Patriarch Filaret (Mykhailo Denysenko) of Ukrainian Orthodox Church - Kyiv Patriarchate
  • Jan 26 Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist (Passionella)/author (Little Murders), born in NYC, New York
  • Jan 27 Richard Du Cann, English lawyer and QC, born in London (d. 1993)
  • Jan 27 Mohamed Al Fayed, Egyptian business magnate (Harrods), born in Alexandria, Egypt
  • Jan 27 Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist (d. 1984)
  • Jan 28 Claes Oldenburg, US pop artist (Alphabet/Good Humor), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jan 29 Elio Petri, Italian director (Property is no theft)
  • Jan 30 Lucille Teasdale-Corti, Canadian surgeon & international aid worker, born in Montreal, Canada (d. 1996)
  • Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate

About January 1929

How Old? 91 years old
Generation: Silent Generation
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Signs: Capricorn (Dec 22 - Jan 19), Aquarius (Jan 20 - Feb 18)