January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 336 days remaining until the end of the year This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Tuesday, Friday or Sunday (58 in 400 years each) than on Wednesday or Thursday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Monday or Saturday (56).
+ 1845 – "The Raven" is published in The Evening Mirror in New York, the first publication with the name of the author, Edgar Allan Poe
+ 1861 – Kansas is admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
+ 1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.
+ 1967 – The "ultimate high" of the hippie era, the Mantra-Rock Dance, takes place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, and Allen Ginsberg.
+ 2009 – Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich is removed from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-U.S. president-elect Barack Obama.
( Births )
+ 1874 – John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1960)
+ 1880 – W. C. Fields, American actor, comedian, and screenwriter (d. 1946)
+ 1918 – John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)
+ 1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor and businessman
+ 1950 – Ann Jillian, American actress and singer
+ 1954 – Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, actress, and producer, founded Harpo Productions
+ 1970 – Paul Ryan, American economist and politician, 62nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives