On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1899

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDuke Ellington

Duke Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist (Take the A Train), born in Washington, District of Columbia (d. 1974)

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Natalie Talmadge, American actress (Our Hospitality), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1969)
  • Yngve Sköld, Swedish composer, born in Vallby, Södermanland County, Sweden (d. 1992)
1899 Highlights

About April 29, 1899

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 5 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus