On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1970

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Charles Ives' "Yale-Princeton" premieres
  • England cricket batsman Colin Cowdrey reaches 22 on Day 3 of the drawn 1st Test against Australia in Brisbane to become Test Cricket's leading run scorer; passes countryman Wally Hammond's world Test-record aggregate of 7,249 runs

Famous Birthdays

  • David Beinhoff, mayor
  • Lamar Smith, NFL running back (Seattle Seahawks), born in San Antonio, Texas
  • Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer, born in Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom

Famous Deaths

  • Karl Ottó Runólfsson, Icelandic composer, dies at 70
  • Robert Ruthenfranz, German composer, dies at 65