29 April

29 April

April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 246 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about April 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about April 29th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Dance Day.
  • World Wish Day
  • National Zipper Day
  • National Shrimp Scampi Day
  • National Hairball Awareness Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – April 29

2019: Indonesia announced plans to move its capital city from Jakarta due to the city sinking in 2019.

2018: The Simpson’s 636th episode aired, making it the longest episode count of any TV series in history in 2018.

1997: The Chemical Weapons Convention becomes effective

The arms control treaty prohibits the production, storage, and use of chemical weapons. It has so far been ratified by some 190 countries.

1992: Deadly riots erupt in Los Angeles

53 people died in the riots, which started after the acquittal of the 4 Los Angeles police officers accused of the brutal beating of Rodney King.

1975: Hubert van Es takes the famous picture of a helicopter airlift from a Saigon rooftop

The image shows South Vietnamese civilians employed by the U.S. trying to escape Saigon on the day before the city’s fall. It came to symbolize the American defeat in Vietnam.

1968: The musical Hair goes to Broadway

As a portrait of the 1960s hippie counterculture and sexual revolution, it was highly controversial at the time. Some of the musical’s songs became anthems of the peace movement during the Vietnam War.

1945: A day before committing suicide, Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun marry

On the same day, U.S. troops liberated the Dachau concentration camp near Munich.

1945: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun got married in Berlin, Germany in 1945.

1939: Here’s ‘The Family Bicycle,’ with a sewing machine included for Mom. Invented by Charles Steinlauf so the whole family can get out and enjoy some family exercise and catch up on some sewing, too.

1939: Here’s ‘The Family Bicycle,’ with a sewing machine included for Mom. Invented by Charles Steinlauf so the whole family can get out and enjoy some family exercise and catch up on some sewing, too.

1917: Austro-Hungarian soldiers were positioned at the top of a mountain in WWI, 1917.


1866: Real Japanese Samurai, 1866. Photograph by Felice Beato.

Real Japanese Samurai, 1866. Photograph by Felice Beato.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, April 29

1974: Anggun, Indonesian/French singer-songwriter, producer

1958: Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress, singer

1901: Hirohito, Japanese Emperor

1899: Duke Ellington, American pianist, composer, bandleader

1854: Henri Poincaré, French mathematician, physicist, engineer

Michelle Pfeiffer was born.

Katherin Langford was born.

Jerry Seinfeld was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, April 29

2006: John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian/American economist

1980: Alfred Hitchcock, English director, producer

1951: Ludwig Wittgenstein, Austrian/English philosopher

1937: William Gillette, American actor, author

1921: Arthur Mold, English cricketer

Irfan Khan died.

Wallace Carathores died.

Alfred Hitchcock died.


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