January 29 in the history of the Birmingham District:
- 2009: Lite Box Gallery opened its first show, Cuba: Inside-Out.
- 2000: A rare snowfall brought 3.0 inches to Birmingham.
- 1998: The New Woman All Women Clinic in Southside was bombed by Eric Robert Rudolph, killing police officer Robert Sanderson.
- 1984: Prisoner rights activists Don and Mary Kay Beard were married.
- 1951: Theatre in the Round debuted at the Redmont Hotel.
- 1942: Elliott Dent enlisted in the Army Air Force.
- 1936: A rare snowfall brought 3.0 inches to Birmingham.
- 1930: A rare snowfall brought 5.5 inches to Birmingham.
- 1926: The 1926 Mossboro Mine explosion killed 27 miners.
 Births and deaths
- 2012: Five people were found shot to death at a home in Ensley Highlands.
- 2011: Retired Samford English professor Sam Mitchell died.
- 2004: Sportscaster Dick Hawley died in Memphis.
- 1998: Police officer Robert Sanderson died in the bombing of the New Woman All Women Clinic in Southside.
- 1996: Former mayor of Leeds James Bailey died.
- 1944: New York Jets linebacker Paul Crane was born.
- 1926: 27 miners were killed in the 1926 Mossboro Mine explosion.
- 1921: Businessman Frank P. Samford, Jr was born.
- 1798: University of Alabama president Basil Manly was born in North Carolina.