On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 2021

Historical Events

  • Brazil's official COVID-19 death toll passes 400,000, with daily fatalities at 3,000, down from 4,000
  • World's longest pedestrian bridge at 516 metres (1,700 feet) opens inside northern Portugal's Arouca Geopark

Famous Deaths

  • Billie Hayes [Brosch], American stage, film, and television actress Li'l Abner - "Mammy Yokum"; Witchiepoo), dies at 96
  • Courtney Hall, American NFL center (San Diego Chargers), dies at 52
  • Johnny Crawford, American actor (The Mickey Mouse Club; The Rifleman - "Mark"), singer ("Sandy"), and bandleader (JCO), dies at 75
  • Pierce Fulton, American electronic dance music DJ and record producer ("Runaway"; "Better Places"), dies at 28
  • Shiyiwe Mantfombi Dlamini Zulu, Queen of the Zulu nation, dies a month after becoming regent at 65
  • Zhang Enhua, Chinese soccer defender (65 caps; Dalian Wanda FC, Grimsby Town), dies from cardiac arrest at 48
2021 Highlights

About April 29, 2021

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 1 year and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Rapstar - Polo G
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X