Birthdays in Sport in January 1929

  • Jan 7 Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Jan 17 Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Canadian NHL goaltender (#1), born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

Person of interestJacques Plante

Jan 17 Jacques Plante, Canadian Ice Hockey goalie who was the first to wear a goaltender mask, born in Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec (d. 1986)

NHL Goalie Jacques Plante
NHL Goalie
Jacques Plante
  • Jan 23 Ian Thomson, cricketer (England seam bowler v South Africa 1964-65)
  • Jan 28 Richard Clement Charles Thomas, rugby international/journalist
  • Jan 29 William McMillan, American rapid pistol (Olympic gold 1960) [or Jul 3]
  • Jan 30 Hugh Tayfield, cricketer (celebrated South African off-spinner 1949-60)