On This Day: What happened on 29 January?

On This Day: What happened on 29 January?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 29 January, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2017 | Gunfire in Quebec City Mosque: Alexandre Bissonnette opened fire on a Sainte-Foy mosque in Quebec, killing six muslims and injuring 19 others.

2013 | Twenty-one passengers were killed when SCAT Airlines Flight 760 crashed near the Kazakh city of Almaty on this day.

2009 | Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court ruled that people who do not adhere to any of the three official religions, while not allowed to list any of the three religions, are still eligible for a government identity card.

2013 | The 2013 Alabama abduction crisis, an anti-government man abducted a 5-year-old boy from a school bus in Midland City, shot and killed a school bus driver, 66-year-old Charles Albert Poland, Jr., and 65-year-old Vietnam War-era veteran, Jimmy Lee Dykes.

2005 | The first direct commercial flights from mainland China (from Guangzhou) to Taiwan since 1949 arrived in Taipei. Shortly afterwards, a Chinese Airlines flight landed in Beijing.


2008 | Swedish painter and sculptor, Bengt Lindström, 83.

1964 | American actor, Alan Ladd, 51.

2008 | American soldier, Raymond Jacobs, 83.

2015 | American poet, singer-songwriter and actor Rodney “Rod” McKuen, 81.

2021 | British Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger, and music producer, Jeremy Lubbock, 89.


1967 | American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster, Stacey King.

1988 | British footballer, Shay Logan.

1932 | British cricketer, and referee, Raman Subba Row.

1715 | Austrian organist and composer, Georg Christoph Wagenseil, died in 1777.

1944 | British record producer and manager, Andrew Loog Oldham.


2019 | On this day, Newcastle United won 2-1 against Manchester City in the premier league match as Manchester City’s hopes of winning the title suffered a huge blow as Newcastle came from behind to score a stunning victory at St James’ Park. However, City won the league.


2016 | For the first time in the United States, “Fifty Shades of Black”, directed by an American film director Michael Tiddes was released on this day.


The only major river in the world to cross the equator twice is the Congo-Lualaba-Chambesi River, and is the ninth largest river in the world.

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