On This Day in History for September 29 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 200 of 201

  • 1962 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
  • 1962 Indians & Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1962 JFK authorized use of federal troops to integrate U of Mississippi

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy
  • 1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on US Delta rocket)
  • 1962 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, `Vatican II,' opens in Rome
  • 1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
  • 1963 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
  • 1964 Greece & Bulgaria close boundaries
  • 1965 St L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleve (49-13)
  • 1966 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • 1966 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
  • 1966 The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.
  • 1967 -Oct 29] Rome: 1st bishop synod
  • 1967 Gladys Knight & Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
  • 1967 Intl Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
  • 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"
  • 1970 "NET Festival" last aired
  • 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 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
  • 1974 4th NYC Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
  • 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
  • 1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
  • 1976 Boy George expelled from school
  • 1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
  • 1976 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
  • 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
  • 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 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
  • 1982 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1983 "A Chorus Line" with 3,389 performance becomes the longest running Broadway show
  • 1983 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
  • 1983 Beirut airport reopens
  • 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 "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
  • 1985 1st of 5 cyanide-laced Tylenol victims dies
  • 1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
  • 1986 "Airwolf" TV Adventure; moves to USA
  • 1986 USSR releases US journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
  • 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 Washington, D.C.
  • 1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 1992 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
  • 1994 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals & entertainment for Congress
  • 1995 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27½ games)
  • 1995 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan v Sri Lanka
  • 1995 US space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
  • 1996 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
  • 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.
  • 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 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

Birthdays in History

Birthdays 101 - 121 of 121


Person of interestPerson of Interest

1943 Lech Wałęsa, Polish Solidarity movement leader (Nobel 1983) and President of Poland (1990-95), born in Popowo, Poland

Polish Politician and Labor Activist Lech Wałęsa
Polish Politician and Labor Activist
Lech Wałęsa
  • 1943 Peter Rigby, CEO (Specialist Computer Holdings)
  • 1943 Mohammad Khatami, former President of Iran
  • 1943 Gary Boyd Roberts, American genealogist
  • 1945 Sarah Tyacke, Keeper of British Public Records
  • 1945 Tatiana Tauer, harpist
  • 1947 R J Evans, FBA, historian
  • 1948 John M McHugh, (Rep-R-NY)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1951 Michelle Bachelet, President of Chile (2006-10,2014-), born in Santiago

President of Chile Michelle Bachelet
President of Chile
Michelle Bachelet
  • 1951 Andrés Caicedo, Colombian writer (d. 1977)
  • 1952 R A Hodges, archaeologist
  • 1952 Gabor Csupo, Hungarian-born animator
  • 1952 Max Sandlin, American politician
  • 1954 Stephen Platt, editor (New Statesman & Society)
  • 1955 Gwen Ifill, journalist and writer, 1st African American woman to host US public affairs program, born in New York City (d. 2016)
  • 1956 James Donald Halsell Jr, Monroe La, astronaut (STS 65, 74, 83, 94)
  • 1961 Julia Gillard, Australian politician, 1st female Prime Minister (2010-2013), born in Barry, Wales
  • 1981 Siarhei Rutenka, Belarusian handball player
  • 1988 Emily Evelyn Chase, daughter of Jayni & Chevy
  • 1999 Juan Valentín Urdangarín y de Borbón, Spanish royal
  • 2008 Emma Tallulah Behn, member of the extended Norwegian royal family

Weddings in History


Deaths in History