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Notable Historical Events for January 29th

1964Stanley Kubrick's "Dr Strangelove," premieres

1595William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet is probably first performed. First published early 1597

1933German president Paul von Hindenburg appoints Adolf Hitler as chancellor

1985Jari Kurri of Edmonton Oilers scores 100th pt of season in game 39

1879Custer Battlefield National Monument, Mont established

1957Graham Greene's "Potting Shed," premieres in NYC

1987Lisa files for separation from husband NY Met Darryl Strawberry

1947Arthur Miller's "All My Sons," premieres in NYC

1991Nelson Mandela and Mangosuthu Buthelezi meet after 28 years

1963Jim Thorpe, Red Grange & George Halas elected to football Hall of Fame

January 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on January 29th

1737Thomas Paine, Thetford Great Britain, English/American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason)

1843William McKinley, Niles Ohio, 25th US President (1897-1901), (d. 1901)

1954Oprah Winfrey, Kosciusko Mississippi, Talk show host and actress ('The Oprah Winfrey Show' 'Colour Purple')

1945Tom Selleck, Detroit Mich, actor (Lance-Rockford Files, Magnum PI)

1874John D. Rockefeller Jr, Cleveland Ohio, American financier and philanthropist

1860Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Tagarov Russia, playwright (Cherry Orchard)

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Notable Weddings on January 29th

1917Sculptor Auguste Rodin (76) weds Rose Beuret

1945Actress Gloria Swanson (45) weds William N. Davey

1839English Naturalist and author of Origin of the Species Charles Darwin marries Emma Wedgwood

1958Academy Award-winning actor Paul Newman (33) weds "The Three Faces of Eve" actress Joanne Woodward (27) at the El Rancho hotel-casino in Las Vegas

January 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on January 29th

1994Actor Bill Murray (43) divorces Margaret Kelly after 13 years of marriage

1990Actor Michael Keaton (38) divorces actress Caroline McWilliams (44) after 7 years of marriage

January 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on January 29th

2010Tom Brookshier, American football player and sportscaster, dies of cancer at 78

1956H[enry] L[ouis] Mencken, US essayist/critic (Smart Set), dies at 75

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