2021 January

January 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 29

January 29th celebrates Puzzle Day as well as Freethinkers Day.

This day marks the 29th day of 2021, and there’s another 336 days to go.

If you were born on this day, your star sign is Aquarius.

If today is your birthday, or just a special day for you, then you should learn all about the historical events that happened on this day throughout history.

Did you know that on this day in 1595, Shakespeare’s play “Romeo & Juliet” was performed for the first time? The book was published two years later.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 29th in history!

What Happened On January 29 In History?

2016

Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” single was released.

It was his first single from his debut album, "Mind of Mine". The song was also the first single from Zayn as a solo artist, after leaving One Direction back in March 2015.
2015

Missing Malaysian flight MH370 was announced to have been an accident with no survivors.

Source BBC
2014

Cristiano Ronaldo became the 1st non-Spanish player to captain Real Madrid.

2002

President George. W. Bush gave his State of Union Address.

He announced that North Korea, Iran and Iraq were all threats to America's way of life.
1985

Margaret Thatcher became first post-war prime minister refused a degree.

OTD in 1985: Margaret Thatcher became first post-war prime minister refused a degree.
The honorary degree was refused by Oxford University.
Source UPI
1959

Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” was released in theaters.

1892

The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

1861

Kansas entered the Union, making it the 34th state to join the United States of America.

1845

The New York Evening Mirror published Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven”.

1595

One of William Shakespeare’s most acclaimed plays “Romeo & Juliet” was performed for the first time.

OTD in 1595: One of William Shakespeare's most acclaimed plays "Romeo & Juliet" was performed for the first time.
1594

Plaine Discovery to James VI by John Napier urged that the king must deal with enemies of the church as he predicted the end of the world.

Famous Quotes Said On January 29th

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.

1986

“The future doesn’t belong to the fainthearted; it belongs to the brave.”

– Ronald Reagan

Did you know that on this day, January 29th 1595, Shakespeare's play “Romeo & Juliet” was performed for the first time?