What happened on June 29? There are more than 309 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 June 29

June 29 In HistoryJune 29 is the 180th day of the year 2022. There are 185 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 26th week of the year 2022.

On this day in North Fort Myers, Florida 33918 sunrise occured at 06:36 AM and sunset occured at 08:24 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 207 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 22, 2023).

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Historical Events For June 29

  • 226
    Cao Pi dies after an illness; his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • 1149
    Raymond of Poitiers is defeated and killed at the Battle of Inab by Nur ad-Din Zangi.
  • 1194
    Sverre is crowned King of Norway.
  • 1444
    Skanderbeg defeats an Ottoman invasion force at Torvioll.
  • 1534
    Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.
  • 1613
    The Globe Theatre in London, England burns to the ground.
  • 1644
    Charles I of England defeats a Parliamentarian detachment at the Battle of Cropredy Bridge, the last battle won by an English King on English soil.
  • 1659
    At the Battle of Konotop the Ukrainian armies of Ivan Vyhovsky defeat the Russians led by Prince Trubetskoy.
  • 1786
    Alexander Macdonell and over five hundred Roman Catholic highlanders leave Scotland to settle in Glengarry County, Ontario.
  • 1807
    Russo-Turkish War: Admiral Dmitry Senyavin destroys the Ottoman fleet in the Battle of Athos.
  • 1850
    Autocephaly officially granted by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople to the Church of Greece.
  • 1864
    Ninety-nine people are killed in Canada’s worst railway disaster near St-Hilaire, Quebec.
  • 1874
    Greek politician Charilaos Trikoupis publishes a manifesto in the Athens daily Kairoi entitled “Who’s to Blame?” in which he lays out his complaints against King George. He is elected Prime Minister of Greece the next year.
  • 1880
    France annexes Tahiti.
  • 1888
    George Edward Gouraud records Handel’s Israel in Egypt onto a phonograph cylinder, thought for many years to be the oldest known recording of music.
  • 1889
    Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
  • 1895
    Doukhobors burn their weapons as a protest against conscription by the Tsarist Russian government.
  • 1914
    Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • 1916
    The Irish Nationalist and British diplomat Sir Roger Casement is sentenced to death for his part in the Easter Rising.
  • 1922
    France grants 1 km² at Vimy Ridge “freely, and for all time, to the Government of Canada, the free use of the land exempt from all taxes”.
  • 1926
    Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.
  • 1927
    First test of Wallace Turnbull’s controllable pitch propeller.
  • 1928
    The Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge in Staten Island, New York are both opened.
  • 1945
    Carpathian Ruthenia is annexed by the Soviet Union.
  • 1950
    The United States defeats England during the 1950 FIFA World Cup.
  • 1956
    The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
  • 1972
    The U.S. Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
  • 1974
    Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina. Her husband, President Juan Peron, had delegated responsibility due to weak health and died two days later.
  • 1974
    Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with Bolshoi Ballet.
  • 1976
    The Seychelles become independent from the United Kingdom.
  • 1995
    Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
  • 1995
    The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul, South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.
  • 2002
    Naval clashes between South Korea and North Korea lead to the death of six South Korean sailors and sinking of a North Korean vessel.
  • 2006
    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush’s plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.
  • 2009
    Yemenia Flight 626 crashes into the Indian Ocean, killing 152 people and leaving schoolgirl Bahia Bakari as the sole survivor.

Who Were Born On June 29?

  • 1136
    Petronilla, Queen of Aragon (d. 1173)
  • 1398
    King John II of Aragon (d. 1479)
  • 1475
    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan (d. 1497)
  • 1482
    Maria of Aragon, Spanish-born wife of King Manuel I of Portugal (d. 1517)
  • 1517
    Rembert Dodoens, Flemish physician (d. 1585)
  • 1596
    Emperor Go-Mizunoo of Japan (d. 1680)
  • 1746
    Joachim Heinrich Campe, German writer and linguist (d. 1818)
  • 1793
    Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor (d. 1857)
  • 1798
    Giacomo Leopardi, Italian poet (d. 1837)
  • 1798
    Willibald Alexis, German historical novelist (d. 1871)
  • 1803
    John Newton Brown, American publisher (d. 1868)
  • 1818
    Angelo Secchi, Italian astronomer (d. 1878)
  • 1844
    Peter I, King of Serbia, founding father of Yugoslavia (d. 1921)
  • 1849
    John Hunn, American businessman (d. 1926)
  • 1849
    Pedro Montt, President of Chile (d. 1910)
  • 1849
    Sergei Witte, Prime Minister of Russia (d. 1915)
  • 1858
    George Washington Goethals, American army engineer (d. 1928)
  • 1858
    Julia Lathrop, American social reformer and children’s rights activist (d. 1932)
  • 1861
    William James Mayo, American physician (d. 1939)
  • 1863
    Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player and hall-of-famer (d. 1934)
  • 1865
    Shigechiyo Izumi, oldest man ever, who lived to be 120 years 237 days old (d. 1986)
  • 1866
    Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Ukrainian statesman (d. 1934)
  • 1868
    George Ellery Hale, American astronomer (d. 1938)
  • 1873
    Leo Frobenius, German ethnologist and archaeologist (d. 1938)
  • 1879
    Benedetto Aloisi Masella, Italian cardinal (d. 1970)
  • 1879
    Zsigmond Móricz, Hungarian writer (d. 1942)
  • 1880
    Ludwig Beck, German general (d. 1944)
  • 1881
    Curt Sachs, German musicologist (d. 1959)
  • 1881
    Harry Frazee, American baseball team owner (d. 1929)
  • 1882
    Franz Seldte, Nazi politician (d. 1947)
  • 1886
    James Van Der Zee, African American Harlem Renaissance photographer (d. 1983)
  • 1886
    Robert Schuman, French politician (d. 1963)
  • 1888
    Joseph ‘Squizzy’Taylor, Australian underworld figure (d. 1927)
  • 1889
    Willie MacFarlane, Scottish golfer (d. 1961)
  • 1890
    Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper, Dutch supercentenarian (d. 2005)
  • 1893
    Aarre Merikanto, Finnish composer (d. 1958)
  • 1893
    Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis, Indian scientist and statistician (d. 1972)
  • 1897
    Fulgence Charpentier, French-Canadian journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1900
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, French writer (d. 1944)
  • 1901
    Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)
  • 1903
    Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (d. 1942)
  • 1903
    Paul Newlan, American actor d. 1973
  • 1906
    Heinz Harmel, German SS General (d. 2000)
  • 1906
    Ivan Chernyakhovsky, Russian general (d. 1945)
  • 1908
    Leroy Anderson, American composer (d. 1975)
  • 1910
    Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1910
    Frank Loesser, American composer (d. 1969)
  • 1911
    Bernard Herrmann, American film composer (d. 1975)
  • 1911
    Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands (d. 2004)
  • 1912
    Émile Peynaud, French oenologist (d. 2004)
  • 1912
    John Toland, American historian (d. 2004)
  • 1912
    José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer (d. 1958)
  • 1914
    Allan Houser, Native American artist (d. 1994)
  • 1914
    Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
  • 1914
    Rafael Kubelík, Czech conductor (d. 1996)
  • 1915
    Ruth Warrick, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1919
    Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Mexican cardinal (d. 2008)
  • 1919
    Lloyd Richards, American theatre director (d. 2006)
  • 1919
    Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)
  • 1920
    César Rodríguez Álvarez, Spanish footballer (d. 1995)
  • 1920
    Ray Harryhausen, American filmmaker
  • 1921
    Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Harry Schell, American racecar driver (d. 1960)
  • 1921
    Reinhard Mohn, German businessman (d. 2009)
  • 1922
    Vasko Popa, Yugoslavian poet (d. 1991)
  • 1923
    Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-born American composer
  • 1924
    Ezra Laderman, American composer
  • 1924
    Flo Sandon’s, Italian singer (d. 2006)
  • 1925
    Cara Williams, American actress
  • 1925
    Chan Parker, American memoir writer, wife of Charlie Parker and of Phil Woods (d. 1999)
  • 1925
    Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician, 11th President of the Republic
  • 1925
    Hale Smith, American composer and editor (d. 2009)
  • 1926
    Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
  • 1928
    Ian Bannen, Scottish actor (d. 1999)
  • 1928
    Radius Prawiro, Indonesian politician (d. 2005)
  • 1929
    Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (d. 2006)
  • 1929
    Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
  • 1930
    Robert Evans, American film producer
  • 1930
    Sławomir Mrożek, Polish writer
  • 1930
    Viola Léger, Acadian-Canadian actress
  • 1931
    Ed Gilbert, American actor (d. 1999)
  • 1932
    Brian Hutton, Baron Hutton, British politician
  • 1933
    Bob Shaw, baseball player
  • 1933
    John Bradshaw, American theologian
  • 1934
    Chuck Schaden, Chicago radio personality and historian
  • 1934
    Corey Allen, American filmmaker and actor (d. 2010)
  • 1935
    Katsuya Nomura, Japanese baseball player and manager
  • 1936
    Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (d. 2011)
  • 1939
    Alan Connolly, Australian cricketer
  • 1939
    Amarildo Tavares da Silveira, Brazilian footballer
  • 1939
    Lo Lieh, Hong Kong martial artist and actor (d. 2002)
  • 1940
    Vyacheslav Artyomov, Russian composer
  • 1941
    John Boccabella, American baseball player
  • 1941
    Margitta Gummel, German shot putter
  • 1941
    Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Gilberto Gil, Brazilian musician and politician
  • 1942
    Mike Willesee, Australian television presenter
  • 1943
    Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1944
    Gary Busey, American actor
  • 1944
    Sean O'Malley, American Roman Catholic bishop
  • 1945
    Chandrika Kumaratunga, President of Sri Lanka
  • 1946
    Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (d. 2004)
  • 1946
    Ernesto Pérez Balladares, Panamanian politician
  • 1947
    Michael Carter, British actor
  • 1947
    Richard Lewis, American comedian
  • 1948
    Fred Grandy, American actor and politician
  • 1948
    Ian Paice, English drummer (Deep Purple)
  • 1949
    Ann Veneman, American politician
  • 1949
    Joan Clos i Matheu, Spanish politician
  • 1951
    Don Rosa, American illustrator
  • 1953
    Colin Hay, Scottish-Australian guitarist and singer (Men at Work)
  • 1953
    Don Dokken, American musician (Dokken)
  • 1954
    Júnior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1954
    Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player
  • 1955
    Charles J. Precourt, American astronaut
  • 1955
    Terence M. O'Sullivan, American activist
  • 1956
    Nick Fry, CEO of Mercedes GP Formula One team
  • 1956
    Pedro Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1956
    Pedro Santana Lopes, Portuguese politician, former Prime Minister
  • 1957
    Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow, President of Turkmenistan
  • 1957
    María Conchita Alonso, Cuban-Venezuelan singer and actress
  • 1957
    Michael Nutter, American politician
  • 1957
    Robert Forster, Australian singer-songwriter (The Go-Betweens)
  • 1958
    Dieter Althaus, German politician
  • 1958
    Jeff Coopwood, American actor, broadcaster and singer
  • 1958
    Ralf Rangnick, German football manager
  • 1958
    Rosa Mota, Portuguese marathon runner
  • 1961
    Greg Hetson, American guitarist (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks)
  • 1961
    Kimberlin Brown, American actress
  • 1961
    Sharon Lawrence, American actress
  • 1962
    Amanda Donohoe, British actress
  • 1962
    George Zamka, American astronaut
  • 1962
    Joan Laporta, Spanish politician
  • 1963
    Anne-Sophie Mutter, German violinist
  • 1963
    Khalid El-Masri, German-born suspected terrorist
  • 1964
    Stedman Pearson, British singer (Five Star)
  • 1965
    Panagiotis Karatzas, Greek basketball player
  • 1965
    Tripp Eisen, American guitarist (Static-X)
  • 1966
    John Part, Canadian darts player
  • 1966
    Yoko Kamio, Japanese manga artist
  • 1967
    Jeff Burton, American racing driver
  • 1967
    Melora Hardin, American actress and singer
  • 1967
    Murray Foster, Canadian bassist and double-bassist (Moxy Früvous, Great Big Sea)
  • 1967
    Seamus McGarvey, Irish cinematographer
  • 1968
    Judith Hoag, American actress and acting teacher
  • 1968
    Theoren Fleury, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Claude Béchard, Canadian politician
  • 1969
    Ilan Mitchell-Smith, American actor
  • 1969
    Pavlos Dermitzakis, Greek footballer and football manager
  • 1969
    Toru Hashimoto, Japanese politician
  • 1970
    Emily Skinner, American actress and singer
  • 1970
    Mike Vallely, American skateboarder
  • 1971
    Anthony Hamilton, English snooker player
  • 1971
    Kaitlyn Ashley, American pornographic actress
  • 1971
    Matthew Good, Canadian singer (Matthew Good Band)
  • 1972
    DJ Shadow, American music producer and DJ
  • 1972
    Nawal Al Zoghbi, Lebanese singer
  • 1972
    Samantha Smith, American activist (d. 1985)
  • 1973
    George Hincapie, American cyclist
  • 1976
    Bret McKenzie, New Zealand comedian, actor and multi-instrumentalist (Flight of the Conchords)
  • 1976
    Daniel Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • 1977
    Sotiris Liberopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1977
    Zuleikha Robinson, English actress
  • 1978
    Nicole Scherzinger, American singer (Pussycat Dolls) and actress
  • 1978
    Sam Farrar, American bassist (Phantom Planet)
  • 1979
    Abz Love (formerly known as Abs Breen), English DJ and singer (Five)
  • 1979
    Andy O'Brien, English footballer
  • 1979
    Barış Akarsu, Turkish singer and actor (d. 2007)
  • 1979
    Marleen Veldhuis, Dutch swimmer
  • 1979
    Matthew Bode, Australian Rules football player
  • 1980
    Katherine Jenkins, Welsh mezzo soprano
  • 1980
    Martin Truex Jr, American race car driver
  • 1980
    Mel Peachey, British television personality
  • 1981
    Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula One driver
  • 1981
    Joe Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Nicolás Vuyovich, Argentine racing driver (d. 2005)
  • 1981
    Nino, Greek singer
  • 1982
    Dusty Hughes, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Ott Sepp, Estonian actor
  • 1983
    Aundrea Fimbres, American singer (Danity Kane)
  • 1983
    Jeremy Powers, American cyclist
  • 1984
    Christopher Egan, Australian actor
  • 1984
    Derek Lee Rock, American drummer (Mêlée, Suburban Legends)
  • 1984
    Han Ji-hye, South Korean actress and model
  • 1985
    Quintin Demps, American football player
  • 1986
    Edward Maya, Romanian musician
  • 1986
    Iya Villania, Filipino actress
  • 1986
    José Manuel Jurado, Spanish footballer
  • 1987
    Ana Free, Portuguese singer-songwriter
  • 1987
    Luke McLean, Australian-born Italian rugby player
  • 1987
    Yasuka Saitou, Japanese actor
  • 1988
    Éver Banega, Argentine footballer
  • 1988
    Becky Jane Taylor, English singer
  • 1988
    Elnur Mammadli, Azerbaijani judoka
  • 1990
    Sayuri Sugawara, Japanese singer
  • 1990
    Yann M'Vila, French footballer
  • 1991
    Suk Hyun-Jun, South Korean footballer
  • 1992
    Adam Sevani, American actor and dancer
  • 1993
    George Sampson, English dancer and actor

Who Died On June 29?

  • 226
    Cao Pi, Emperor of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 187)
  • 1059
    Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (b. c. 995)
  • 1149
    Raymond of Poitiers, Prince of Antioch
  • 1252
    King Abel of Denmark (b. 1218)
  • 1315
    Ramon Llull, Spanish philosopher (b. 1235)
  • 1509
    Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of Henry VII of England (b. 1443)
  • 1575
    Baba Nobuharu, Japanese samurai (b. 1514/5)
  • 1725
    Arai Hakuseki, Japanese writer and politician (b. 1657)
  • 1744
    André Campra, French composer (b. 1660)
  • 1764
    Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1779
    Anton Raphael Mengs, German painter (b. 1728)
  • 1831
    Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, Prussian statesman and reformer (b. 1757)
  • 1840
    Lucien Bonaparte, Prince of Canino and Musignano, brother of Napolean Bonaparte (b. 1775)
  • 1852
    Henry Clay, U.S. Senator (b. 1777)
  • 1853
    Adrien-Henri de Jussieu, French botanist (b. 1797)
  • 1855
    John Gorrie, American physician, scientist, inventor and humanitarian (b. 1802)
  • 1860
    Thomas Addison, English physician and scientist (b. 1793)
  • 1861
    Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet (b. 1806)
  • 1873
    Michael Madhusudan Dutt, Bengali poet (b. 1824)
  • 1875
    Emperor Ferdinand I of Austria (b. 1793)
  • 1895
    Floriano Peixoto, President of Brazil (b. 1839)
  • 1895
    Thomas Henry Huxley, English biologist (b. 1825)
  • 1900
    Ivan Mikheevich Pervushin, Russian mathematician (b. 1827)
  • 1907
    Konstantinos Volanakis, Greek painter (b. 1837)
  • 1919
    José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)
  • 1921
    Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)
  • 1931
    Nérée Beauchemin, Quebec poet (b. 1850)
  • 1933
    Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, American actor (b. 1887)
  • 1935
    Jack O'Neill, American baseball player (b. 1873)
  • 1936
    János Szlepecz, Slovene writer and priest (b. 1872)
  • 1940
    Paul Klee, Swiss painter (b. 1879)
  • 1941
    Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish pianist and composer (b. 1860)
  • 1942
    Paul Troje, German politician (b. 1864)
  • 1949
    Themistoklis Sophoulis, Greek politician (b. 1860)
  • 1951
    Aimilios Veakis, Greek actor (b. 1884)
  • 1955
    Max Pechstein, German painter (b. 1881)
  • 1957
    Malcolm Lowry, English writer (b. 1909)
  • 1958
    Charles Spencelayh, English painter (b. 1865)
  • 1960
    Frank Patrick, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1885)
  • 1964
    Eric Dolphy, American jazz saxophonist and clarinetist (b. 1928)
  • 1967
    Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1967
    Primo Carnera, Italian boxer (b. 1906)
  • 1969
    Moise Tshombe, Congolese politician (b. 1919)
  • 1969
    Shorty Long, American singer (b. 1940)
  • 1973
    Germán Valdés, Mexican actor (b. 1915)
  • 1975
    Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter (b. 1947)
  • 1977
    Magda Lupescu, wife of King Carol II of Romania (b. 1895)
  • 1978
    Bob Crane, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 1979
    Lowell George, American country-rock singer (b. 1945)
  • 1982
    Henry King, American film director (b. 1886)
  • 1982
    Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer (b. 1914)
  • 1990
    Irving Wallace, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1992
    Mohamed Boudiaf, President of Algeria (b. 1919)
  • 1993
    Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican singer (b. 1946)
  • 1994
    Jack Unterweger, Austrain serial killer (b. 1950)
  • 1994
    Kurt Eichhorn, German conductor (b. 1908)
  • 1995
    Lana Turner, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1997
    William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1998
    Horst Jankowski, German pianist (b. 1936)
  • 1999
    Allan Carr, American film producer (b. 1937)
  • 1999
    Karekin I, Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church (b. 1950)
  • 2000
    Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    François Périer, French actor (b. 1919)
  • 2002
    Ole-Johan Dahl, Norwegian computer scientist (b. 1931)
  • 2002
    Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 2003
    Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)
  • 2004
    Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)
  • 2006
    Fabián Bielinsky, Argentine film director (b. 1959)
  • 2006
    Lloyd Richards, American actor and director (b. 1919)
  • 2006
    Randy Walker, American football coach (b. 1954)
  • 2007
    Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (b. 1947)
  • 2007
    Fred Saberhagen, American science fiction and fantasy writer (b. 1930)
  • 2007
    Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • 2008
    Don S. Davis, American actor and artist (b. 1942)
  • 2009
    Joe Bowman, American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, bootmaker and showman (b. 1925)

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