January 29th History, Trivia and Fun Facts
January 29th History Highlights
January 29th is...
Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day
National Carnation Day
National Corn Chip Day
Seeing Eye Dog Day
Thomas Paine (Free Thinkers) Day
January 29th Quotes
Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are,
without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and
my religion is to do good.
I personally stay away from natural foods. At my age I need
all the preservatives I can get.
Each of us is full of too many wheels, screws and valves to permit
us to judge one another on a first impression or by two or three
Human beings have an inalienable right to invent themselves;
when that right is pre-empted it is called brain-washing.
Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are
wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to
I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to.
Newlyweds shooting budget: 5k for actors, 2k insurance, 2k food
and drink. 9k in the can. We only shot 12 days. That's how to
make an independent film.
January 29th Birthdays
1737 - Thomas Paine, One of the Founding Fathers of the United States (died in 1809)
1843 - William McKinley, American politician, 25th President of the United States (died in 1901)
1860 - Anton Chekhov, Russian playwright and short story writer (died in 1904)
1874 - John D. Rockefeller, Jr., American businessman and philanthropist (died in 1960)
1880 - W.C. Fields (William Claude Dukenfield), American comedic actor (died in 1946)
1913 - Victor Mature, American actor (died in 1999)
1917 - John Raitt, American actor and singer (died in 2005)
1918 - John Forsythe, American actor (died in 2010)
1927 - Edward Abbey, American writer (died in 1989)
1939 - Germaine Greer, Australian journalist and author
1940 - Katharine Ross, American actress
1945 - Tom Selleck, American actor
1949 - Tommy Ramone (Thomas Erdelyi), Hungarian-American drummer, The Ramones(died in 2014)
1950 - Ann Jillian, American actress
1954 - Oprah Winfrey, American talk show host, actress and producer
1960 - Gia Carangi, American supermodel (died in 1986)
1962 - Nicholas Turturro, American actor
1968 - Edward Burns, American actor
1970 - Heather Graham, American actress
1975 - Sara Gilbert, American actress
1993 - Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, Japanese singer
January 29th History
1845 - Edgar Allan Poe's 'The Raven' was published in the New York Evening Mirror.
1856 - Queen Victoria established the Victoria Cross to recognise acts of valour by British military personnel.
1861 - Kansas became the 34th state.
1886 - Karl Benz patented the first successful gasoline-driven automobile.
1924 - The first US patent (#1481813) for an ice cream cone rolling machine was issued to Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio
1959 - Walt Disney's 'Sleeping Beauty' was released. The Beauty, Princess Aurora, only appeared on screen for about 18 minutes as an 'adult', but she was actually a sixteen year-old.
1967 - The Mantra-Rock Dance (the 'Ultimate High') took place in San Francisco and features Janis Joplin, Grateful Dead, Allen Ginsberg and others.
1977 - #1 Hit January 29, 1977 - February 4, 1977: Rose Royce - Car Wash
January 29, 19** Birthday (fictional) Arthur Curry (Aquaman), DC Comics
2000 - #1 Hit January 29, 2000 - February 18, 2000: Savage Garden - I Knew I Loved You
2009 - Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich wasremoved from office following his conviction of several corruption charges, including the alleged solicitation of personal benefit in exchange for an appointment to the United States Senate as a replacement for then-U.S. president-elect Barack Obama.
2011 - #1 Hit January 29, 2011 - February 18, 2011: Britney Spears - Hold It Against Me.
Today's Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
Waldo has been traveling all over the world for years and never chosen a place to call home. Maybe the person trying the hardest to find Waldo is himself.
The Seven Virtues #7- Temperance is moderation of needed things and abstinence from things which are not needed.
Biggest film of 1997: Titanic (Thriller) earned ~ $659,000,000
The boiling point of water on top of Mt Everest is 160f (71c).
I'm not sure if it's a false memory, but I remember climbing across monkey bars without feeling like my arms were being torn from their sockets.
Offense: When it's a legal matter, it's pronounced o-FENCE. When it's sports, it's pronounced OFF-ence. Climbing? A fence.
"You talkin' to me?" - Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro) in Taxi Driver, 1976
According to a study, people will believe anything that's according to a study.
Since 1966 'Peaches and Herb' has had 7 different Peaches, but only one Herb.
"Just one more thing Sofie. Is she aware her daughter is alive?" - Bill #moviequotes
More Pop Culture History Resources
|Pop Culture News|
|PCM is part of the Pop Culture Madness network
- your complete Trivia and entertaining news resource.
Our motto: "All The Pop Culture News That Fits, We Print!"
The facts listed are true to the best of our knowledge and should be considered by readers to be a starting point to learn more about American Popular Culture. Please send and additions or corrections to comicsrus @aol.com
Everything else © copyright 1999-2020 Pop Culture Madness, unless stated otherwise.
By the way, PCM does NOT allow frequent Pop up ads, Pop under ads, or sneaky spyware. Nor do we link to sites that have excessive Pop-ups, spyware or inappropriate (all ages) material. If you find one, please let us know and they are toast!
Also, since we don't "sell out" to those Pop-up advertisers, and we're too proud (so far) to ask for donations, we'd like to proudly point out some of our carefully chosen advertisers throughout the site. They have some cool stuff that should be sitting in your room, or wrapped like a present for a friend.
Please check 'em out!
pop, as in 'popular' :(adjective) Pertaining to the common people, or the people as a whole as distinguished from any particular class. Having characteristics attributed to the common people and intended for or suited to ordinary people. culture:(noun) That which is excellent in the arts. A particular stage of civilization. The behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group. madness: (noun) The state of being mad. insanity, senseless folly, intense excitement or enthusiasm.
TL;DR - Privacy Statement: We will not sell, give or share any personal information, including e-mail addresses, of any of our visitors to anyone outside of Pop Culture Madness. com or our affiliated network sites. We do not accept any stealth or spyware advertisers or third party sponsors of such programs. Pop Culture Madness. com and affiliated sites do not send spam, offer get-rich-quick schemes, offer or suggest "enhancement" devices or medications via e-mail.
For purposes of Review, we often (usually) get samples, press access and other 'inside information.'
Take that into account when you read a positive (or negative) Review, on PCM or anywhere on the internet.
PCM does use third-party advertising companies, such as google, to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.