January 1929 in history

January 1929 events chronologically

Jan 1 The former municipalities of Point Grey, British Columbia and South Vancouver, British Columbia are amalgamated into Vancouver
Jan 6 King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution (the January 6th Dictatorship)
Jan 6 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta, India to begin her work among India's poorest and sick people
Jan 10 The Adventures of Tintin, one of the most popular European comic books, is first published in Belgium
Jan 17 Inayatullah Khan, king of the Emirate of Afghanistan abdicates the throne after only three days
Jan 17 Popeye the Sailor Man, a cartoon character created by Elzie Segar, first appears in the Thimble Theatre comic strip
Jan 20 In Old Arizona, the first full-length talking motion picture filmed outdoors, is released

Top 7 most famous people born in January 1929

Jan 3 Sergio Leone an Italian film director, producer and screenwriter most associated with the "Spaghetti Western" genre.
Jan 12 Alasdair MacIntyre a Scottish philosopher primarily known for his contribution to moral and political philosophy but known also for his work in history of philosophy and theology. He is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics and Politics at London Metropolitan University, and an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. During his lengthy academic career, he also taught at Brandeis University, Duke University, Vanderbilt University, and Boston University. Macintyre's After Virtue is widely recognised as one of the most important works of Anglophone political philosophy in the 20th century
Jan 15 Martin Luther King Jr. an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs
Jan 17 Jacques Plante a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. During a career lasting from 1947–1975, he was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1953 to 1963; during his tenure, the team won the Stanley Cup six times, including five consecutive wins
Jan 23 John Polanyi a Hungarian-Canadian chemist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, for his research in chemical kinetics. Polanyi was educated at Manchester University, and did postdoctoral research at the National Research Council in Canada and Princeton University in New Jersey. Polanyi's first academic appointment was at the University of Toronto, and he remains there as of 2014. In addition to the Nobel Prize, Polanyi has received numerous other awards, including 33 honorary degrees, the Wolf Prize in Chemistry and the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering. Outside of his scientific pursuits, Polanyi is active in public policy discussion, especially concerning science and nuclear weapons. His father, Mihály , was a noted chemist and philosopher. His uncle Karl was an economist
Jan 31 Jean Simmons a British actress. One of Arthur Rank's "well-spoken young starlets," she appeared predominantly in films, beginning with those made in Great Britain during and after the Second World War, followed mainly by Hollywood films from 1950 onwards
Jan 31 Rudolf Mössbauer a German physicist best known for his 1957 discovery of recoilless nuclear resonance fluorescence for which he was awarded the 1961 Nobel Prize in Physics. This effect, called the Mössbauer effect, is the basis for Mössbauer spectroscopy

Top 7 most famous people died in January 1929

Jan 5 Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia (1856–1929) a Russian general in World War A grandson of Nicholas I of Russia, he was commander in chief of the Russian armies on the main front in the first year of the war, and was later a successful commander in the Caucasus.
Jan 10 Julio Antonio Mella a founder of the "internationalized" Cuban Communist Party. Mella studied law in the University of Havana until he was expelled in 1925 and is considered a hero by the present Cuban government. Some Cubans view him as a victim of the Stalin-Trotsky struggle. His biography varies with the source consulted
Jan 13 Wyatt Earp an American gambler, Pima County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff, and Deputy Town Marshal in Tombstone, Arizona, who took part in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral during which lawmen killed three outlaw Cowboys. He is often regarded as the central figure in the shootout in Tombstone, although his brother Virgil was Tombstone City Marshal and Deputy U.S. Marshal that day, and had far more experience as a sheriff, constable, marshal, and soldier in combat. Earp lived a restless life. He was at different times in his life a constable, city policeman, county sheriff, teamster, buffalo hunter, bouncer, saloon-keeper, gambler, brothel owner, pimp, miner, and boxing referee. Earp spent his early life in Iowa. His first wife Urilla Sutherland Earp died while pregnant less than a year after they married. Within the next two years he was arrested, sued twice, escaped from jail, then was arrested three more times for "keeping and being found in a house of ill-fame". He landed in the cattle boomtown of Wichita, Kansas, where he became a deputy city marshal for one year and developed a solid reputation as a lawman. In 1876 he followed his brother James to Dodge City, Kansas, where he became an assistant city marshal. In winter 1878, he went to Texas to gamble where he met John Henry "Doc" Holliday, whom Earp credited with saving his life
Jan 14 Sergei Nilus a Russian religious writer and self-described mystic.
Jan 19 Liang Qichao a Chinese scholar, journalist, philosopher and reformist who lived during the late Qing dynasty and early Republic. He inspired Chinese scholars with his writings and reform movements
Jan 22 Adolph Brodsky a Russian Empire violinist.
Jan 30 La Goulue a French can-can dancer who performed under the stage name of La Goulue. She also was referred to as the Queen of Montmartre