On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 2015

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so
  • Indonesia executes 8 prisoners, including 7 foreigners, for drug offences at Besi Prison on the island of Nusakambangan

Famous Deaths

  • Brian Sedgemore, British MP (Labour Party 1974-79 and 1983-2005), dies at 78
  • Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), dies of lung cancer at 71
  • Jean Nidetch, American businesswoman and founder of Weight Watchers, dies at 91