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

November 29: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 29 is the 334th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 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, 24,672,960 minutes 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 ‘trihectatriacontatetragon’ day.

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

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 60 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 1,439 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 29 Historical Events

  • 1830
    November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
  • 1847
    The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 1885
    End of Third Anglo-Burmese War, and end of Burmese monarchy
  • 1945
    The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1952
    Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
  • 1963
    Trans-Canada Airlines Flight 831: A Douglas DC-8 carrying 118, crashes after taking-off from Dorval Airport near Montreal.
  • 1963
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1967
    Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1972
    Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 2007
    The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

Who were born on November 29?

  • 1798
    Alexander Brullov, Russian painter (d. 1877)
  • 1910
    Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian writer, stage actor and director (d. 1961)
  • 1928
    Paul Simon, American politician (d. 2003)
  • 1942
    Felix Cavaliere, American musician
  • 1951
    Barry Goudreau, American musician (Boston)
  • 1955
    C. David Johnson, Canadian actor
  • 1958
    Devon Scott, American actress
  • 1969
    Mariano Rivera, Panamanian baseball player
  • 1972
    Minoru Tanaka, Japanese pro-wrestler
  • 1979
    Neal Horgan, Irish footballer

Who died on November 29?

  • 1342
    Michael of Cesena, Italian Franciscan leader (b. 1270)
  • 1590
    Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1632
    Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
  • 1643
    Claudio Monteverdi, Italian composer (b. 1567)
  • 1924
    Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer (b. 1858)
  • 1972
    Carl Stalling, American composer (b. 1888)
  • 1984
    Gotthard Günther, German philosopher (b. 1900)
  • 1992
    Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician (b. 1906)
  • 2001
    John Knowles, American author (b. 1926)
  • 2003
    Moondog Spot, American professional wrestler (b. 1952)

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