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Historical Events In December - 29

Monday, 28 September 2020

1930  On December - 29 willy Giefer, composer  

1931  Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey on this day in history.  

1931  On December - 29 barbara Steele, England, actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows)  

1932  On December - 29 inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)  

1933  Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds on December - 29.  

1933  Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist on December - 29.  

1933  On this day in history joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered  

1934  Japan renounces the London Naval Treaty of 1930 and the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 on this day in history.  

1934  On this day in history 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)  

1934  Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere) on December - 29.  

1935  Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate) on this day in history.  

1936  Ray Nitschke, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers) on this day in history.  

1937  2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie on December - 29.  

1937  Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service on December - 29.  

1937  On this day in history the birth of Mary Tyler-Moore, US actress and comedienne  

1937  On this day in history the Irish Republic changes its name to Eire  

1937  Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People) on December - 29.  

1938  On this day in history construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins  

1938  On this day in history the birth of Jon Voight, American actor  

1938  Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy) on this day in history.  

1939  On December - 29 first flight of the Consolidated B-24.  

1939  Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- ) on this day in history.  

1940  Germany begins the bombing of London during WWII, damaging many buildings, such as historic St. Mary's Cathedral on December - 29.  

1940  Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II) on this day in history.  

1940  On December - 29 brigitte Kronauer, writer  

1941  On December - 29 ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist (Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin)  

1942  On this day in history jerry Summers, rocker  

1942  Frank D Adams, Canadian geologist, dies at 83 on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history jHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister (19..-94)  

1943  On this day in history william H Singer, US painter/collector (Singer Museum), dies at 75  

1944  Over France RCAF Flight Lt. Dick Audet destroys five German planes in ten minutes on this day in history.  

1944  Belgian nazi Leon Degrelle at default to the death sentenced on December - 29.  

1944  Rodney Redmond, NZ cricket (opener scored century in Test v Pak 1973) on this day in history.  

1945  On December - 29 in Ottawa DND releases World War II casualty statistics; 41,371 Canadians in service killed, 43,178 wounded, 10,844 made prisoners of war, 32 missing in action.  

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Famous Birthdays In December - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1563  Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer was born on this day in history.  

1586  Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona was born on this day in history.  

1678  Gotthard Wagner, composer was born on December - 29.  

1709  On December - 29 birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  On this day in history birth of madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th  

1743  On December - 29 birth of alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer  

1767  On this day in history birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

1776  On December - 29 birth of charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric  

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Famous Deaths In December - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0721  On this day in history death of empress Gemmei of Japan (b. 661)  

1141  On this day in history death of yue Fei, Chinese general, executed  

1170  Death of Thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II on this day in history.  

1558  On this day in history hermann Finck, composer, dies at 31  

1563  Death of Sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515) on December - 29.  

1619  Antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies on December - 29.  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on December - 29.  

1634  Death of John Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612) on this day in history.  

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