What happened on April 29? There are more than 267 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About April 29

April 29 In HistoryApril 29 is the 120th day of the year 2020. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 18th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Eccles, West Virginia 25836 sunrise occured at 06:30 AM and sunset occured at 08:14 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Taurus. The modern birthstone for this month is Diamond while the mystical birthstone is Opal.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 289 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For April 29

  • 711
    Islamic conquest of Hispania: Moorish troops led by Tariq ibn-Ziyad land at Gibraltar to begin their invasion of the Iberian Peninsula (Al-Andalus).
  • 1429
    Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans.
  • 1483
    Gran Canaria, the main of the Canary Islands is conquered by the Kingdom of Castile, very important step in the expansion of Spain.
  • 1587
    Francis Drake leads a raid in the Bay of Cádiz, sinking at least 23 ships of the Spanish fleet.
  • 1672
    Franco-Dutch War: Louis XIV of France invades the Netherlands.
  • 1770
    James Cook arrives at and names Botany Bay, Australia.
  • 1781
    American Revolutionary War: British and French ships clash in the Battle of Fort Royal off the coast of Martinique.
  • 1832
    Évariste Galois released from prison.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: Maryland’s House of Delegates votes not to secede from the Union.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: New Orleans, Louisiana falls to Union forces under Admiral David Farragut.
  • 1864
    Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the only fraternity to be founded during the Civil War.
  • 1882
    The “Elektromote” – forerunner of the trolleybus – is tested by Ernst Werner von Siemens in Berlin.
  • 1903
    A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
  • 1910
    The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
  • 1916
    Easter Rebellion: Martial law in Ireland is lifted and the rebellion is officially over with the surrender of Irish nationalists to British authorities in Dublin.
  • 1916
    World War I: The British 6th Indian Division surrenders to Ottoman Forces at the Siege of Kut in one of the largest surrenders of British forces up to that point.
  • 1945
    The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
  • 1945
    The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.
  • 1945
    World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.
  • 1945
    World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
  • 1945
    World War II: The German Army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.
  • 1946
    Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
  • 1946
    The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
  • 1951
    Tibetan delegates to the Central People’s Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
  • 1953
    The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
  • 1965
    Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
  • 1967
    After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.
  • 1968
    The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
  • 1970
    Vietnam War: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.
  • 1974
    Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
  • 1975
    Vietnam War: Operation Frequent Wind: The U.S. begins to evacuate U.S. citizens from Saigon prior to an expected North Vietnamese takeover. U.S. involvement in the war comes to an end.
  • 1986
    A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
  • 1991
    A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.
  • 1992
    Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
  • 1997
    The Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993 enters into force, outlawing the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons by its signatories.
  • 1999
    The Avala TV Tower near Belgrade is destroyed in the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia.
  • 2004
    Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
  • 2004
    Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
  • 2005
    Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
  • 2011
    Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.

Who Were Born On April 29?

  • 1665
    James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde, Irish statesman and soldier (d. 1745)
  • 1667
    John Arbuthnot, English physician and satirist (d. 1735)
  • 1686
    Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
  • 1727
    Jean-Georges Noverre, French dancer (d. 1810)
  • 1745
    Oliver Ellsworth, 3rd Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1807)
  • 1758
    Georg Carl von Döbeln, Swedish Lieutenant General and war hero (d. 1820)
  • 1762
    Jean-Baptiste Jourdan, French marshal (d. 1833)
  • 1769
    Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, Anglo-Irish statesman (d. 1852)
  • 1780
    Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
  • 1784
    Samuel Turell Armstrong, American politician and acting Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1850)
  • 1810
    Thomas Adolphus Trollope, British author and journalist, (d. 1892)
  • 1818
    Tsar Alexander II of Russia (d. 1881)
  • 1837
    Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
  • 1842
    Karl Millöcker, Dutch composer (d. 1899)
  • 1848
    Raja Ravi Varma,Indian painter (d.1906)
  • 1854
    Henri Poincaré, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1912)
  • 1863
    Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (d. 1933)
  • 1863
    Maria Theresa Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic nun (d. 1922)
  • 1863
    William Randolph Hearst, American publisher (d. 1951)
  • 1868
    Alice Keppel, English socialite and mistress of King Edward VII (d. 1947)
  • 1872
    Harry Payne Whitney, American businessman (d. 1930)
  • 1875
    Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1876
    Empress Zauditu of Ethiopia (d. 1930)
  • 1879
    Thomas Beecham, British conductor (d. 1961)
  • 1882
    H. N. Werkman, Dutch artist and printer (d. 1945)
  • 1885
    Egon Erwin Kisch, Czech journalist and author (d. 1948)
  • 1893
    Harold C. Urey, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
  • 1895
    Malcolm Sargent, British conductor (d. 1967)
  • 1899
    Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
  • 1901
    Hirohito, Emperor of Japan (d. 1989)
  • 1907
    Fred Zinnemann, Austrian-born American film director (d. 1997)
  • 1907
    Tino Rossi, French singer and actor (d. 1983)
  • 1908
    Jack Williamson, American writer (d. 2006)
  • 1909
    Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    Richard Carlson, American actor (d. 1977)
  • 1915
    Donald Mills, American singer (Mills Brothers) (d. 1999)
  • 1917
    Celeste Holm, American actress
  • 1917
    Maya Deren, Ukraine-born American avant-garde filmmaker (d. 1961)
  • 1918
    George Allen, American football player and coach (d. 1990)
  • 1919
    Gérard Oury, French film actor and director (d. 2006)
  • 1920
    Edward Blishen, English author (d. 1996)
  • 1920
    Harold Shapero, American composer
  • 1922
    Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcyclist (d. 2001)
  • 1922
    Toots Thielemans, Belgian jazz guitarist and harmonica player
  • 1924
    Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballet dancer and actress
  • 1925
    Iwao Takamoto, American animator, producer and film director (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    John Compton, Saint Lucian Prime Minister (d. 2007)
  • 1925
    Ned Austin, American character actor (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Elmer Kelton, American Western novelist (d. 2009)
  • 1928
    Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters)
  • 1929
    Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • 1929
    Peter Sculthorpe, Australian composer
  • 1929
    Ray Barretto, American jazz musician (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Walter Kempowski, German author (d. 2007)
  • 1930
    Jean Rochefort, French actor
  • 1931
    Frank Auerbach, German-born British painter
  • 1931
    Lonnie Donegan, British musician (d. 2002)
  • 1932
    Joy Clements, American soprano (d. 2005)
  • 1933
    Mark Eyskens, Prime Minister of Belgium
  • 1933
    Rod McKuen, American poet and composer
  • 1934
    Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1934
    Otis Rush, American musician
  • 1934
    Pedro Pires, 3rd President of Cape Verde
  • 1936
    Adolfo Nicolás, Spanish priest
  • 1936
    April Stevens, American singer
  • 1936
    Lane Smith, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1936
    Zubin Mehta, Indian-born conductor
  • 1937
    Hasil Adkins, Appalachian country, rock and roll, and blues musician (d. 2005)
  • 1937
    Jill Paton Walsh, British writer
  • 1938
    Bernard Madoff, American convict, Ponzi scheme operator
  • 1938
    Fred Dibnah, British television personality (d. 2004)
  • 1938
    Klaus Voormann, German musician, artist, and record producer
  • 1942
    Galina Kulakova, Soviet cross country skier
  • 1944
    Francis Lee, British footballer
  • 1944
    Princess Benedikte of Denmark
  • 1944
    Richard Kline, American actor and director
  • 1945
    Tammi Terrell, American singer (d. 1970)
  • 1947
    Jim Ryun, American athlete and politician
  • 1947
    Serge Bernier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1947
    Tommy James, American musician
  • 1948
    Bruce Cutler, American attorney
  • 1948
    Michael Karoli, German guitarist and violinist (Can) (d. 2001)
  • 1950
    Debbie Stabenow, American politician, junior senator of Michigan
  • 1950
    Phillip Noyce, Australian film director
  • 1951
    Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
  • 1952
    Bob McClure, American baseball player
  • 1952
    David Icke, British writer
  • 1952
    Nora Dunn, American actress
  • 1952
    Ron Washington, American baseball manager(Texas Rangers)
  • 1954
    Jake Burton Carpenter, American snowboarder
  • 1954
    Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
  • 1955
    Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
  • 1955
    Kate Mulgrew, American actress
  • 1955
    Leslie Jordan, American actor
  • 1955
    Richard Epcar, American voice actor
  • 1955
    Wendee Lee, American voice actress
  • 1956
    Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
  • 1956
    Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
  • 1957
    Daniel Day-Lewis, British-Irish actor
  • 1957
    Mark Kendall, American guitarist
  • 1957
    Timothy Treadwell, American ecologist (d. 2003)
  • 1958
    Eve Plumb, American actress
  • 1958
    Gary Cohen, Baseball broadcaster
  • 1958
    Martin Whitmarsh, British businessman, CEO of McLaren Racing
  • 1958
    Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
  • 1960
    Caveh Zahedi, American filmmaker
  • 1960
    Phil King, British bassist
  • 1960
    Robert J. Sawyer, Canadian writer
  • 1961
    Fumihiko Tachiki, Japanese seiyū
  • 1962
    Bruce Driver, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1963
    Mike Babcock, NHL Coach
  • 1964
    Federico Castelluccio, Italian-American actor
  • 1964
    Melody Barnes, Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
  • 1964
    Mohammad Qatanani, Muslim Imam
  • 1966
    Phil Tufnell, British cricketer
  • 1967
    Curtis Joseph, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Master P, American rapper
  • 1968
    Carnie Wilson, American singer
  • 1969
    İzel, Turkish singer
  • 1969
    Paul Adelstein, American actor
  • 1970
    Andre Agassi, American tennis player
  • 1970
    China Forbes, American singer and songwriter (Pink Martini)
  • 1970
    Uma Thurman, American actress
  • 1971
    Sam Michael, Australian engineer
  • 1971
    Tamara Johnson-George, American singer (SWV)
  • 1972
    Dustin McDaniel, American politician
  • 1973
    David Belle, French physical educator
  • 1973
    Johan Hegg, Swedish heavy metal vocalist (Amon Amarth)
  • 1974
    Anggun, Indonesian singer
  • 1974
    Jasper Wood, Canadian violinist
  • 1974
    Julian Knowle, Austrian tennis player
  • 1974
    Pascal Cygan, French footballer
  • 1975
    Béres Zoo, Hungarian radio DJ
  • 1975
    Eric Koston, Thai American professional skateboarder
  • 1975
    Rafael Betancourt, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1976
    Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
  • 1977
    Claus Jensen, Danish footballer
  • 1977
    Rocío Carrasco, Spanish TV host and socialite
  • 1978
    Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan, American tennis players
  • 1978
    Craig Gower, Australian rugby league and union player
  • 1978
    Tony Armas, Jr., Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1979
    Jo O'Meara, British singer (S Club)
  • 1979
    Lee Dong-Gook, Korean footballer
  • 1979
    Matt Tong, British drummer (Bloc Party)
  • 1979
    Ryan Sharp, British racing driver
  • 1980
    Kelly Shoppach, American baseball player
  • 1980
    Kian Egan, Irish singer (Westlife)
  • 1980
    Magdalena Tul, Polish pop singer
  • 1980
    Mathieu Biron, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1981
    Émilie Mondor, Canadian athlete (d. 2006)
  • 1981
    Alex Vincent, American actor
  • 1981
    George McCartney, Northern Irish footballer
  • 1982
    Travis Smith, American drummer (Trivium)
  • 1983
    David Lee, American basketball player
  • 1983
    Jay Cutler, American football player
  • 1983
    Sam Jones III, American actor
  • 1983
    Tommie Harris, American football player
  • 1983
    Yuriko Shiratori, Japanese gravure idol and actress
  • 1984
    Firass Dirani, Australian actor
  • 1984
    Phạm Văn Quyến, Vietnamese footballer
  • 1984
    Taylor Cole, American actress
  • 1984
    Vasilis Xanthopoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1986
    Renee Alway, American model
  • 1987
    Alicia Morton, American actress
  • 1988
    Jonathan Toews, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989
    Charlotte Francis, English actress

Who Died On April 29?

  • 926
    Burchard II, Duke of Swabia
  • 1380
    Catherine of Siena, Italian saint (b. 1347)
  • 1594
    Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • 1630
    Agrippa d'Aubigné, French poet (b. 1552)
  • 1658
    John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)
  • 1676
    Michiel de Ruyter, Dutch admiral (b. 1607)
  • 1688
    Frederick William, Elector of Brandenburg (b. 1620)
  • 1698
    Charles Cornwallis, 3rd Baron Cornwallis, First Lord of the British Admiralty (b. 1655)
  • 1707
    George Farquhar, Irish dramatist (b. 1678)
  • 1743
    Charles-Irénée Castel de Saint-Pierre, French writer (b. 1658)
  • 1768
    Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1694)
  • 1771
    Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli, Italian-born Russian architect (b. 1700)
  • 1776
    Edward Wortley Montagu, British traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1782
    Richard Kempenfelt, Royal Navy Admiral (b. 1718)
  • 1793
    John Michell, British scientist (b. 1724)
  • 1793
    Yechezkel Landau, Polish rabbi (b. 1713)
  • 1798
    Nikolaus Poda von Neuhaus, German entomologist (b. 1723)
  • 1854
    Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, British general (b. 1768)
  • 1903
    Paul du Chaillu, French explorer (b. 1835)
  • 1905
    Ignacio Cervantes, Cuban pianist and composer (b. 1847)
  • 1916
    Jørgen Pedersen Gram, Danish mathematician (b. 1850)
  • 1916
    The O'Rahilly, Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising (b. 1875)
  • 1920
    William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  • 1933
    Constantine P. Cavafy, Greek poet (b. 1863)
  • 1935
    Leroy Carr, American blues singer, songwriter and pianist (b. 1905)
  • 1937
    William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
  • 1944
    Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
  • 1945
    Matthias Kleinheisterkamp, German SS officer (b. 1893)
  • 1947
    Irving Fisher, American economist (b. 1867)
  • 1951
    Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian-born philosopher (b. 1889)
  • 1956
    Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)
  • 1961
    Cisco Houston, American folk singer (b. 1918)
  • 1966
    William Eccles, British physicist and radio pioneer (b. 1875)
  • 1967
    Anthony Mann, American actor and director (b. 1906)
  • 1967
    J. B. Lenoir, American musician (b. 1929)
  • 1979
    Hardie Gramatky, American author and animator (b. 1907)
  • 1980
    Alfred Hitchcock, British film director (b. 1899)
  • 1988
    James McCracken, American tenor (b. 1926)
  • 1992
    Mae Clarke, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1993
    Michael Gordon, American film director (b. 1909)
  • 1993
    Mick Ronson, British musician (b. 1946)
  • 1997
    Mike Royko, American columnist (b. 1932)
  • 1998
    Hal Laycoe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1922)
  • 2000
    Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (b. 1906)
  • 2002
    Bob Akin, American industrialist and race car driver (b. 1936)
  • 2002
    Lor Tok, Thai comedian and actor (b. 1914)
  • 2004
    Sid Smith, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    Louis Leithold, American mathematician (b. 1924)
  • 2005
    Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
  • 2005
    Sara Henderson, Australian pastoralist and author (b. 1936)
  • 2005
    William J. Bell, American television writer and producer (b. 1927)
  • 2006
    John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-born US economist (b. 1908)
  • 2007
    Arve Opsahl, Norwegian actor, known as the leader of Olsenbanden (b. 1921)
  • 2007
    Dick Motz, New Zealand cricketer (b. 1940)
  • 2007
    Ivica Račan, Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Josh Hancock, American baseball player (b. 1978)
  • 2007
    Milt Bocek, American baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 2007
    Zhang Taofang, Chinese sniper (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Albert Hofmann, Swiss chemist, known as the first to synthesize LSD (b. 1906)
  • 2010
    A.S. Douglas, British computer scientist, creator of the first graphical computer game (b. 1921)

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