What are the important events that happened on April 29? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
April 29: Facts & Myths About This Day
April 29 is the 119th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is April 16, 2021 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 26,994,240 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 ‘hectadecaenneagon’ day.
Hey! How’s your lovelife today? Get a free love reading
with the most frank answers. Start to seize love opportunities in your life! Did I mention it’s F-R-E-E?
(Sponsored link; 18+ only)
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 278 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 3,051 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
Do people and celebrities interest you? Discover all the April 29 famous birthdays who share your special day. Learn some fun facts about your birthday! (Sponsored link)
April 29 Historical Events
The Parliament of the United Kingdom passes the People’s Budget, the first budget in British history with the expressed intent of redistributing wealth among the British public.
The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.
Father Divine, a controversial religious leader who claims to be God, marries the much-younger Edna Rose Ritchings, a celebrated anniversary in the International Peace Mission movement.
Tibetan delegates to the Central People’s Government arrive in Beijing and draft a Seventeen Point Agreement for Chinese sovereignty and Tibetan autonomy.
Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 mph, killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as 10 million homeless.
Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
Dick Cheney and George W. Bush testify before the 9/11 Commission in a closed, unrecorded hearing in the Oval Office.
Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
Who were born on April 29?
Charles Nodier, French writer (d. 1844)
Duke Ellington, American jazz pianist and bandleader (d. 1974)
Al Balding, Canadian golfer (d. 2006)
Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
Lane Smith, American actor (d. 2005)
Gino Quilico, Canadian baritone
Ketil Stokkan, Norwegian singer
Sofia Sakorafa, Greek javelin thrower and politician
David Belle, French physical educator
Jay Orpin, Swedish composer and producer
Who died on April 29?
Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
Georg Brandt, Swedish chemist and mineralogist (b. 1694)
Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, British general (b. 1768)
The O'Rahilly, Irish Nationalist and member of the Easter Rising (b. 1875)
William Gillette, American actor (b. 1853)
Bernardino Machado, President of Portugal (b. 1851)
Wilhelm Ritter von Leeb, German field marshal (b. 1876)
Pham Van Dong, Vietnamese politician (b. 1906)
Mariana Levy, Mexican actress, singer, and television show host (b. 1966)
Ivica Račan, Prime Minister of Croatia (b. 1944)
What no one tells you about your first name’s personality. Are there hidden powers in your moniker? Check out Adriana’s personality and get smart about names today. (Sponsored links)