What Happened on April 29


Historical Events

1922 – 1st official International Weightlifting Federation Champ in Tallinn, Estonia
1991 – Earthquake in Georgia, kills 100
1992 – Sheena Easton collapses on stage while performing in “Man of LaMancha”
2006 – NFL Draft: North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams first pick from Houston Texans
2019 – Sports Illustrated features a Muslim model, Halima Aden, in a Burkini for the first time in their swimsuit edition
2019 – Indonesia is plans to relocate its capital from Jakarta due to the city sinking, according to a government minister

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Famous Birthdays

1896 – Walter Mehring, German writer (Die Gedichte, Lieder und Chansons des Walter Mehring), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1981)
1927 – (Cecil James) “Big Jay” McNeely, American RandB saxophonist, born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2018)
1929 – [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British politician, Leader of the Liberal Party (Norman Scott scandal), born in London, England (d. 2014)
1929 – April Stevens [Caroline LoTempio], American vocalist (“Deep Purple” – the song, not the band), born in Niagara Falls, New York (d. 2023)
1960 – Joseph Guzaldo, American actor (Stir Crazy), born in Chicago, Illinois
1978 – Bob Bryan, American professional tennis player (23 x Grand Slam Doubles titles; Olympic gold 2012; 4 x ATP Tour Finals; Davis Cup 2007), born in Oxnard, California

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Famous Deaths

852 – Amalarius [Fortunatus] Frankish Bishop of Metz and Lyon, dies at 76
1943 – Karl Adrian Wohlfart, Swedish composer, dies at 68
1996 – David William Eric Davis, broadcaster, dies at 87
2010 – Johannes Fritsch, German composer, dies at 68
2015 – Calvin Peete, American golfer (12 PGA Tour titles), dies of lung cancer at 71
2020 – Irrfan Khan, Indian film producer and actor (Paan Singh Tomar, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi), dies of cancer at 53

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