Historical Events on September 29 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 347 of 347

  • 1969 "Sale Of Century" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1969 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yanks 7-6
  • 1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
  • 1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th HR of season
  • 1969 Steve O'Neal of NY Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
  • 1970 "NET Festival" last aired
  • 1971 "McMillan & Wife" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1971 Cyclone & tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
  • 1971 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
  • 1971 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
  • 1971 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1972 Japan & People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
  • 1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
  • 1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
  • 1973 Balt Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
  • 1973 Insurance ind announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
  • 1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • 1974 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • 1974 5th NYC Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
  • 1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
  • 1975 "Three For Money" debuts on NBC-TV
  • 1975 Jackie Wilson, slips into an irreversible coma; he dies in 1984
  • 1975 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1975 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in US, began broadcasting
  • 1975 Sharon Dahlonega Raiford Bush becomes American television's first African-American weathercaster.
  • 1976 "Alice" debuts on CBS-TV
  • 1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • 1976 Boy George expelled from school
  • 1976 SF Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
  • 1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
  • 1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR

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1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • 1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band" by Meco hits #1
  • 1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship

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1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

Singer James Brown
James Brown

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • 1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini" premieres in Amsterdam
  • 1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • 1978 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
  • 1978 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
  • 1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
  • 1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
  • 1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
  • 1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
  • 1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12

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1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18

  • 1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
  • 1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
  • 1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
  • 1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
  • 1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
  • 1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
  • 1979 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
  • 1979 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at NY Film Festival
  • 1979 LA Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit

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1979 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
  • 1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
  • 1982 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV starring Ted Danson and Shelley Long
  • 1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
  • 1983 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
  • 1983 Airport of Beirut reopens

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1983 Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 US Marines in Lebanon

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • 1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
  • 1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
  • 1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
  • 1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
  • 1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
  • 1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince & Revolution peaks at #1
  • 1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
  • 1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
  • 1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
  • 1984 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84

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1984 Elizabeth Taylor undergoes rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic

  • 1985 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1985 "Amazing Stories" by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV

  • 1985 "MacGyver" starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1985 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies
  • 1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • 1985 Houston QB Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
  • 1986 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • 1986 "Designing Women" TV comedy, debuts on CBS

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1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a HR on 1st major league pitch he sees
  • 1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
  • 1986 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 1986 NBC true life drama "Adam: His Song Continues" premieres, sequel to "Adam" (1983)

Music release#1 in the Charts

1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

Singer and actress Whitney Houston
Singer and actress
Whitney Houston
  • 1987 "thirtysomething" debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1987 NY Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
  • 1988 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
  • 1988 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
  • 1988 UN peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
  • 1988 Union Station reopens in Wash DC

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1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

Rock Vocalist Glenn Frey
Rock Vocalist
Glenn Frey
  • 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
  • 1990 "Love & Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
  • 1990 "Street Scene" closes at NY State Theater NYC after 6 performances
  • 1990 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
  • 1990 US Sect of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
  • 1990 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years

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1990 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book

US First Lady Barbara Bush
US First Lady
Barbara Bush
  • 1990 The YF-22, which would later become the F-22 Raptor, flies for the first time.
  • 1991 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
  • 1991 29th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 14½-13½ at Ocean Course (South Carolina, US)
  • 1991 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
  • 1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title

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1992 Magic Johnson announces return to play basketball (he doesn't)

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1992 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
  • 1993 "Grace Under Fire" starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
  • 1993 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins

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1994 1st phase of OJ Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)

NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal OJ Simpson
NFL Running Back and Convicted Criminal
OJ Simpson
  • 1994 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
  • 1994 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
  • 1995 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)
  • 1995 OJ Simpson trial sent to the jury
  • 1995 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 1995 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • 1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC
  • 1996 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)

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1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st US tour (Houston Texas)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
  • 1996 Balt Orioles end season with record 257 HRs

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1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34

MLB Pitching Legend Nolan Ryan
MLB Pitching Legend
Nolan Ryan
  • 1996 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • 1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 HRs
  • 1996 SD Padres sweep LA Dodgers in race for NL West title
  • 1996 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
  • 1996 US wins Federation Cup over Spain
  • 1997 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins
  • 2001 The Syracuse Herald-Journal, a U.S. newspaper dating back to 1839, ceases publication.
  • 2002 34th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 15.5-12.5 at The Belfry, England
  • 2003 Hurricane Juan makes landfall in Nova Scotia.
  • 2004 The asteroid 4179 Toutatis passes within four lunar distances of Earth.
  • 2004 The Burt Rutan Ansari X Prize entry SpaceShipOne performed a successful spaceflight, the first of two needed to win the prize.
  • 2005 Chicago White Sox clinch their first division title since 2000 and become just the 10th team in the history of baseball to be in first place on every day of the season
  • 2005 Amnesty referendum in Algeria.
  • 2006 US Representative Mark Foley resigns after allegations of inappropriate emails to house pages were introduced.
  • 2007 Calder Hall, the world's first commercial nuclear power station, the magnox reactor and Calder hall was demolished in a controlled explosion.
  • 2008 Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, its largest single-day point loss, following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual
  • 2009 An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami .
  • 2013 42 people are killed by Boko Harem in a college attack in Gujba, Nigeria
  • 2013 16 people are killed by a Syrian Army air strike that hit a secondary school in Raqqa, Syria
  • 2014 Ashraf Ghani becomes President of Afghanistan