Historical Events In December - 29
Tuesday, 17 May 2022
1930 Willy Giefer, composer on this day in history.
1931 On December - 29 identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey
1931 Barbara Steele, England, actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows) on December - 29.
1932 Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson) on December - 29.
1933 On December - 29 yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds
1933 On this day in history prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1933 Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered on December - 29.
1934 On this day in history japan renounces the London Naval Treaty of 1930 and the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.
1934 1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG) on this day in history.
1934 On this day in history ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)
1935 On this day in history tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)
1936 On this day in history ray Nitschke, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)
1937 2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie on this day in history.
1937 On this day in history pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service
1937 The birth of Mary Tyler-Moore, US actress and comedienne on this day in history.
1937 On December - 29 the Irish Republic changes its name to Eire
1937 Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People) on December - 29.
1938 Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins on this day in history.
1938 The birth of Jon Voight, American actor on this day in history.
1938 On December - 29 jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)
1939 First flight of the Consolidated B-24 on this day in history.
1939 On December - 29 maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )
1940 On December - 29 germany begins the bombing of London during WWII, damaging many buildings, such as historic St. Mary's Cathedral.
1940 Germany begins dropping incendiary bombs on London (WW II) on this day in history.
1940 On this day in history brigitte Kronauer, writer
1941 On this day in history 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 December - 29.
1943 On December - 29 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 December - 29.
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.