What Happened on April 29, 1951

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • China seizes the assets of the Asiatic Petroleum Company, a joint venture between the Shell and Royal Dutch oil companies in retaliation for the Hong Kong Government's requisitioning of the tanker Yung Hao

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

  • Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), dies at 67
  • Ludwig J J Wittgenstein, Austria/English philosopher, dies at 62