On This Day

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 auto racer (7 NASCAR Winston Cup Series championships), born in Kannapolis, North Carolina (d. 2001)

Famous Deaths

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