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 This day in History - January 29
426 Historic Events for January 29
1988

Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)

Event
1988

Bantcho Bantchevsky, US opera singer, commits suicide

Death
1988

James R Killian Jr, MIT pres (1948-59), dies at 83

Death
1988

Rogier van Otterloo, Dutch composer/conductor, dies at 46

Death
1988

Canadian Ben Johnson breaks own 50-yard dash world record at 5.15

Event
1988

Detroit's Kirk Gibson signs a 3-year contract with Dodgers

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1988

United Airlines Boeing 747SP, circles world in 36h54m15s

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1989

USSR's Phobos II enters Martian orbit

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1989

77th Australian Men Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Miloslav Mecir (62 62 62)

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1989

Cleveland's Chris Dudley misses 5 free throws during 1 foul attempt

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1989

Dottie Mochrie wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic

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1989

Dow jumps 38.06 recoups 508-pt loss since Oct 1987; index at 2,256.43

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1989

Episcopal church appoints 1st female bishop

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1989

L I preacher Gene Profeta pleads guilty to tax-evasion

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1989

NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 34-3

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1989

Orlando Arena opens

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1989

Game-winning RBI, official statistic dropped after 9 years of use NY Mets Keith Hernandez is the all-time leader with 129

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1990

Exxon Valdez capt Joseph Hazelwood goes on trial due to oil spill

Event
1991

Jan Od‚, Dutch pianist/director Sweelinck Conservatory, dies

Death
1991

Yasushi Inoue, Japanese historian, dies

Death
1991

Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

Event
1991

"Piano Lesson" closes at Walter Kerr Theater NYC after 320 perfs

Event
1992

Willie Dixon, blues composer (I'm a Man, Backdoor Man), dies at 76

Death
1993

Michel Renault, French ballet dancer (Giselle), dies

Death
1993

Hank Werba, [Herman Werblowski], US journalist (Variety), dies at 79

Death