On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1899

Famous Birthdays

Person of interestDuke Ellington

Edward "Duke" Ellington, American bandleader, composer and pianist ("Take the A Train"; "It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)"), born in Washington, D.C. (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? 122 years, 5 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus