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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.  

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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 December - 29.  

1586  On this day in history birth of francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona  

1678  On December - 29 birth of gotthard Wagner, composer  

1709  On this day in history birth of elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great  

1721  Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th was born on December - 29.  

1743  Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer was born on December - 29.  

1767  On December - 29 birth of aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer  

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

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  On December - 29 death of thomas Beckett, archbishop, assassinated by 4 knights of King Henry II  

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

1563  On this day in history death of sebastian Castellio, French theologian (b. 1515)  

1619  On December - 29 antoine Arnauld, French lawyer (Philippica), dies  

1630  Jan Baptist Stalpart van der Wiele, RC pastor/lyricist, dies at 51 on this day in history.  

1634  On December - 29 death of john Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (b. 1612)  

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