What are the important events that happened on March 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

March 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

March 29 is the 89th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 277 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is March 16, 2016 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,459,209,600 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘octacontaenneagon’ day.

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Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 305 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,194 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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March 29 Historical Events

  • 1632
    Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • 1809
    King Gustav IV Adolf of Sweden abdicates after a coup d'état. At the Diet of Porvoo, Finland’s four Estates pledge allegiance to Alexander I of Russia, commencing the secession of the Grand Duchy of Finland from Sweden.
  • 1849
    The United Kingdom annexes the Punjab.
  • 1871
    The Royal Albert Hall is opened by Queen Victoria.
  • 1882
    The Knights of Columbus are established.
  • 1930
    Heinrich Brüning is appointed German Reichskanzler.
  • 1971
    A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers.
  • 1973
    Operation Barrel Roll, a covert US bombing campaign in Laos to stop communist infiltration of South Vietnam, ends.
  • 1999
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above the 10,000 mark (10,006.78) for the first time, during the height of the internet boom.
  • 2008
    Thirty-five countries and over 370 cities join Earth Hour for the first time.

Who were born on March 29?

  • 1900
    John McEwen, eighteenth Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1980)
  • 1929
    Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
  • 1936
    Judith Guest, American author
  • 1941
    Eden Kane, British singer
  • 1944
    Denny McLain, American baseball player
  • 1956
    Patty Donahue, American singer (d. 1996)
  • 1961
    Mike Kingery, American baseball player
  • 1974
    Marc Gené, Spanish racing car driver
  • 1978
    Pierre Faber, French-born German rugby player
  • 1987
    Gianluca Freddi, Italian footballer

Who died on March 29?

  • 1368
    Emperor Go-Murakami, Emperor of Japan (b. 1328)
  • 1751
    Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist
  • 1948
    Olev Siinmaa, Estonian architect (b. 1881)
  • 1985
    Luther Terry, Surgeon General of the United States (b. 1911)
  • 1995
    Terry Moore, American baseball player (b. 1912)
  • 1996
    Frank Daniel, Czech-born writer, director, producer and teacher (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Carlo Urbani, Italian physician (b. 1956)
  • 2005
    Miltos Sahtouris, Greek poet (b. 1919)
  • 2007
    Calvin Lockhart, Bahamian actor (b. 1934)
  • 2009
    Vladimir Fedotov, Soviet football striker and manager (b. 1943)

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