Historical Events In April - 29
Monday, 21 September 2020
1979 Julia A Perry, US composer/conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55 on this day in history.
1980 Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, British director (Psycho, Birds), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1981 Phillie Steve Carlton strikes out his 3,000th batter on this day in history.
1983 On April - 29 harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's first black mayor
1985 17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched on this day in history.
1985 On this day in history tony Tubbs wins the WBA heavyweight boxing championship
1986 Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25 on this day in history.
1988 "60 Minutes" newscaster Diane Sawyer weds Mike Nichols on April - 29.
1988 On this day in history burt Reynolds & Loni Anderson marry
1988 Andrew Cruickshank, actor (Body in Library, Murder Most Foul), dies on this day in history.
1991 On this day in history denison Mines to close uranium plant in Elliot Lake, putting 1000 out of work yup I owned the stock not a plan
1991 Environment Minister Jean Charest announces $100 million program to clean up toxic sites and contaminated waste dumps in the Arctic, most are from the US and Canadian military on this day in history.
1991 Claude Gallimard, French publisher, dies on April - 29.
1991 Bangladesh cyclone in Bangladesh killing 138,866 people on April - 29.
1992 Voting ends on choice of Elvis stamps on April - 29.
1992 Mae Clarke, actress (Public Enemy, Frankenstein), dies at 84 on this day in history.
1993 On this day in history cy Howard, director (Lovers & Other Strangers), dies at 77
1994 Bill Quinn, US actor (Quinn Brothers, Birds, Lucky Stiff), dies at 81 on April - 29.
1995 On April - 29 in Kitchener Ontario butchers finish making the world's longest sausage, with a length of 28.77 miles.
1995 On April - 29 robert Gibb, zoo/theme park creator, dies at 57
1996 David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87 on April - 29.
1997 Keith Ferguson, blues (Fabulous Thunderbirds), dies of overdose at 50 on this day in history.
2005 On April - 29 apple Computer releases Mac OS X 10.4 "Tiger."
2006 On this day in history massive anti-war demonstrations and a mar down Broadway in New York City mark the third year of war in Iraq.
2006 On this day in history the Global Night Commute takes place in over 130 cities around the world to promote the visibility of the Invisible Children in Uganda.
2011 On April - 29 an estimated two billion people watch the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.
2012 On April - 29 international Chemical Weapons Convention deadline for chemical weapon stockpiles comes into effect
2013 On this day in history 7 people are killed after a Boeing 747 crashes in Bagram, Afghanistan
2017 On April - 29 3 tornadoes hit south east of Dallas, Texas, killing 5
2018 On this day in history uK Home Secretary Amber Rudd resigns amid immigration scandal involving the Windrush generation
2018 Sweden's official Twitter account confirms Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey on this day in history.
2018 On this day in history spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal equals his Open-era record for most wins at the same event (11 Monte Carlo) with his 11th Barcelona ATP title
2018 Animated series " The Simpsons " surpasses "Gunsmoke"'s 635-episode count to have highest episode count of any series on TV on April - 29.
2019 Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the elusive leader of the Islamic State terrorist organization, appears in undated footage released by the group, his first appearance on video since 2014. In the video, he references the 2019 Sri Lanka Easter bombings, indicating it was filmed very recently on April - 29.