January 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

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

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

This day marks the 29th day of 2023, and there’s another 336 days to go.

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 Events Happened On January 29 In History?

2016 Zayn Malik’s “Pillowtalk” single was released.

OTD in 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.

Read More

2015 Missing Malaysian flight MH370 was announced to have been an accident with no survivors.


2014 Cristiano Ronaldo became the first 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 threats to America's way of life.

1985 Margaret Thatcher became the first post-war prime minister who was refused a degree.

OTD in 1985: Margaret Thatcher became the first post-war prime minister who was refused a degree.

Oxford University refused the honorary degree.


1964 A two-stage version of the Saturn I rocket was launched for the first time.

The test flight, known as Saturn-Apollo 5, was the first orbital mission of the Apollo space program due to improvements to the rocket's first stage and the addition of the second stage. The first stage's improvements included enlarged fuel tanks, which allowed it to carry the planned 750,000 lb (340,000 kg) of rocket fuel, and extra fins to increase stability. This test launch showed the world that the US was capable of creating rockets as large as the Soviet Union's.

1959 Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty” was released in theaters.

1907 Charles Curtis started his six-year term as the first Native American US Senator.

1892 The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta, Georgia.

OTD in 1892: The Coca-Cola Company was incorporated in Atlanta Read More

1861 Kansas entered the Union, making it the 34th state to join the United States of America.

Read More

1845 The New York Evening Mirror published Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven.”

1781 Wolfgang Mozart’s opera “Idomeneo” premiered at the Cuvilliés Theatre in Munich, Germany.

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

Famous Quotes Said On January 29

Every day brings a new quote – here are the most renowned quotes spoken on this day in history.


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

– Ronald Reagan

Famous People Born On January 29

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Madison Bailey? See what other famous people were born on this day.

1954 Oprah Winfrey

American TV Host

Oprah Winfrey
69 years old
Born In:
Mississippi, USA

1999 Madison Bailey

American Actress

Madison Bailey
24 years old
Born In:
North Carolina, USA

1843 William McKinley

American President

William McKinley
Died On:
Sep 14, 1901 (Age 58)
Born In:
Ohio, USA

1969 Sam Trammell

American Actor

Sam Trammell
54 years old
Born In:
Louisiana, USA
Read More

Special Holidays On January 29

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

January 29: National Puzzle Day

National Puzzle Day

Keeping your brain active by challenging it with puzzles is crucial to staying healthy. Puzzle Day is all about taking part by completing a crossword, Sudoku, or even your favorite 5,000 piece jigsaw puzzle.

January 29: Freethinkers Day

Freethinkers Day

It’s time to open up your mind to endless new possibilities, to question everything, and think outside the box. Freethinkers Day falls on the birthday of Thomas Paine, a famous freethinker, and what better way to celebrate his life than to challenge the status quo.

THe Fact Site's

Fun Fact Of The Day

Red Solo cups are a typical souvenir to bring back from the United States. The novelty comes from the cups being used in many party scenes in movies.

January 29 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

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

Being so unique can make the Aquarian go a bunch of steps further than most other people would, and they can be seen to be somewhat eccentric.

All those born in January have the Garnet birthstone. The garnet is commonly a red gem that provides the wearer with love, friendships, loyalty, and luck.

If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on May 8 in the previous year.

The due date for a baby conceived on January 29th, 2023, is around October 22nd.

Share This

Fact Check

We have a thorough fact-checking process and a dedicated team verifying our content for accuracy. But occasionally, we may get things wrong, or information becomes outdated. If you believe something to be incorrect, please leave us a message below.

Leave a Comment