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 This day in History - January 29
426 Historic Events for January 29
1974

David LaFleur, tight end (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1975

"Men on the Moon" opens at Little Theater NYC for 5 performances

Event
1975

1st Annual Comedy Awards of the Year hosted by Alan King

Event
1975

W I win Fifth Test against India to take exciting series 3-2

Event
1975

Hendrik Dreekmann, Germany, tennis star

Birth
1975

Kelly Packard, Glendale CA, actress (Tiffani Smith-California Dreams)

Birth
1975

Lorraine Magwenzi, Miss Zimbabwe Universe (1997)

Birth
1975

Maarten Kerkhof, soccer player (Vitesse, De Graafschap)

Birth
1975

Sara Gilbert, Santa Monica Calif, actress (Melissa-Roseanne)

Birth
1976

Ilmira Shamsutdinova, Miss Universe-Russia/best costume (1996)

Birth
1976

Zeiss planetarium in Hague destroyed by fire

Event
1976

Michael Gwynn, actor (Dunkirk, Barabbas, Cleopatra), dies at 59

Death
1977

Martin Hohenberger, hockey forward (Team Austria 1998)

Birth
1977

Freddie Prinze, comedian/actor (Chico and the Man), shoots himself at 22

Death
1977

E P "Buster" Nupen, cricketer (50 wickets for S Af, lost eye), dies

Death
1978

Tim McCoy, actor (Arizona Bound), dies at 86

Death
1978

Joanne Carner wins Colgate Triple Crown Match-Play Golf Championship

Event
1979

9th AFC-NFC pro bowl, NFC wins 13-7

Event
1979

Andrew Keegan, actor (Step by Step, Party of Five)

Birth
1979

Pres Carter commuted Patricia Hearst's 7 year sentence to 2 years

Event
1979

NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 13-7

Event
1979

Emerson, Lake and Palmer disband after 10 years together

Event
1979

Chinese vice-premier Deng Xiaoping visits Washington, DC

Event
1979

Brenda Spencer kills 2, inspires Boomtown Rats "I Don't Like Mondays"

Event
1980

Jimmy Durante, comedian (Palooka, Jimmy Durante Show), dies at 86

Death