On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 2007

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affected the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as south as Trinidad.
  • The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to The Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Hyde, American politician (Rep (R) Illinois (1975-2007), dies at 83
  • James Barber, Canadian chef and writer (b. 1923)
  • Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • Roger Smith, American Chairman and CEO of General Motors), dies at 82
  • Tom Terrell, American musicologist, NPR reviewer and deejay, dies at 57