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  • What happened on November 29
  • November 29 is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 32 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on November 29
  • 561 – King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert Iand Chilperic I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom.
  • 618 – The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.
  • 800 – Charlemagne arrives at Rome to investigate the crimes imputed to Pope Leo III.
  • 903 – The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib deals a crushing defeat to the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.
  • 1394 – The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
  • 1549 – The papal conclave of 1549–50 begins.
  • 1612 – The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire’s hold on India.
  • 1729 – Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
  • 1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
  • 1781 – The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
  • 1783 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
  • 1807 – Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.
  • 1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia’s rule in Poland begins.
  • 1847 – The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
  • 1847 – Whitman massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
  • 1850 – The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.
  • 1864 – American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapahononcombatants inside Colorado Territory.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: A Confederate advance into Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Union Army. General John Bell Hoodis angered, which leads to the Battle of Franklin.
  • 1872 – American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
  • 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
  • 1890 – The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.
  • 1893 – The Ziqiang Institute, today known as Wuhan University, is founded by Zhang Zhidong, governor of Hubei and Hunan Provinces in late Qing dynastyChina, after his memorial to the throne is approved by the Qing Government.
  • 1899 – FC Barcelona Association football club is founded.
  • 1902 – The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0, at the Pittsburgh Coliseum, to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.
  • 1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
  • 1943 – World War II: The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • 1944 – World War II: Albania is liberated by partisan forces.
  • 1945 – The Federal People’s Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
  • 1946 – The All Indonesia Centre of Labour Organizations (SOBSI) is founded in Jakarta.
  • 1947 – Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
  • 1947 – First Indochina War: French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam.
  • 1950 – Korean War: North Korean and Chinese troops force United Nations forces to retreat from North Korea.
  • 1952 – Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
  • 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
  • 1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  • 1963 – Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.
  • 1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
  • 1972 – Atari announces the release of Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
  • 1986 – The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.
  • 1987 – Korean Air Flight 858 explodes over the Thai–Burmese border, killing 115.
  • 1990 – Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq does not withdraw its forces fromKuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.
  • 2007 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
  • 2007 – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake occurs off the northern coast of Martinique. This affects the Eastern Caribbean as far north as Puerto Rico and as far south as Trinidad.
  • 2009 – Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.

 

 

 

  • Births on November 29
  • 1310 – John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English Baron (d. 1361)
  • 1329 – John I, Duke of Bavaria (d. 1340)
  • 1338 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1368)
  • 1427 – Zhengtong Emperor of China (d. 1464)
  • 1484 – Joachim Vadian, Swiss physician, scholar, and politician (d. 1551)
  • 1627 – John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)
  • 1690 – Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
  • 1705 – Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
  • 1752 – Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)
  • 1781 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
  • 1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
  • 1798 – Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
  • 1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and academic (d. 1888)
  • 1802 – Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)
  • 1803 – Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)
  • 1803 – Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)
  • 1816 – Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
  • 1818 – George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)
  • 1818 – William Ellery Channing American poet and author (d. 1901)
  • 1823 – La Fayette Grover, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
  • 1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)
  • 1831 – Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)
  • 1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)
  • 1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)
  • 1849 – John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (d. 1945)
  • 1856 – Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German lawyer and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1921)
  • 1857 – Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1911)
  • 1861 – Spyridon Samaras, Greek playwright and composer (d. 1917)
  • 1874 – Francis Dodd, Welsh-English painter and academic (d. 1949)
  • 1874 – Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician and neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
  • 1876 – Nellie Tayloe Ross, American educator and politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
  • 1878 – John Derbyshire, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1938)
  • 1879 – Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (d. 1963)
  • 1881 – Artur Phleps, Romanian-German general (d. 1944)
  • 1881 – Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (d. 1957)
  • 1882 – Henri Fabre, French pilot and engineer (d. 1984)
  • 1888 – Joe Slater, Australian footballer and captain (d. 1917)
  • 1891 – Julius Raab, Austrian engineer and politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1964)
  • 1895 – Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)
  • 1895 – Yakima Canutt, American actor, stuntman, and director (d. 1986)
  • 1895 – William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
  • 1897 – John Alexander, American stage and film actor (d. 1982)
  • 1898 – C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)
  • 1899 – Andrija Artuković, Ustaše co-founder and Porajmos perpetrator; served as 1st Croatian Minister of Interior (d. 1988)
  • 1899 – Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian
  • 1901 – Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)
  • 1904 – Egon Eiermann, German architect, designed the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (d. 1970)
  • 1905 – Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop and theologian (d. 1991)
  • 1908 – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)
  • 1908 – Afet İnan, Turkish historian and sociologist (d. 1985)
  • 1910 – Elizabeth Choy, Malaysian-Singaporean educator and politician (d. 2006)
  • 1910 – Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian actor and director (d. 1961)
  • 1915 – Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (d. 2008)
  • 1915 – Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
  • 1916 – Fran Ryan, American actress and comedian (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French director and screenwriter
  • 1917 – Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
  • 1918 – Madeleine L’Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)
  • 1919 – Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Yegor Ligachyov, Russian engineer and politician
  • 1920 – Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Michael Howard, English-American historian, author, and academic
  • 1922 – Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Chuck Daigh, American race car driver (b. 2008)
  • 1924 – Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Charles E. Mower, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)
  • 1926 – Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian lawyer and politician, President of Tunisia
  • 1927 – Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host
  • 1928 – Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter and educator
  • 1928 – Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)
  • 1928 – Ernie Vossler, American golfer (d. 2013)
  • 1929 – Derek Jameson, English journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Woo Yong-gak, North Korean soldier
  • 1930 – Shirley Porter, English politician, Lord Mayor of Westminster
  • 1930 – Vladimir Šenauer, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1930 – Alan Lee Williams, English academic and politician
  • 1931 – Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1997)
  • 1931 – André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
  • 1932 – Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France
  • 1932 – Fernando Guillén, Spanish actor (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Marc Vaux, English painter
  • 1933 – John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1933 – James Rosenquist, American painter and illustrator
  • 1934 – Willie Morris, American writer (d. 1999)
  • 1935 – Diane Ladd, American actress
  • 1935 – Thomas J. O’Brien, American bishop
  • 1937 – Jan Mangerud, Norwegian geologist and academic
  • 1938 – Gene Okerlund, American ring announcer and journalist
  • 1938 – Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (d. 1996)
  • 1939 – Peter Bergman, American actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1940 – Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1940 – Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban-Spanish economist and journalist (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer
  • 1940 – Janet Smith, English lawyer and judge
  • 1940 – Henry T. Yang, Taiwanese/Chinese-American engineer and academic
  • 1941 – Bill Freehan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1941 – Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Felix Cavaliere, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1942 – Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
  • 1942 – Maggie Thompson, American author and critic
  • 1942 – Chatrichalerm Yukol, Thai director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1942 – John Grillo, English actor and playwright
  • 1943 – Janet Holmes à Court, Australian businesswoman and philanthropist
  • 1943 – Bobbi Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
  • 1943 – Sue Miller, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1945 – Csaba Pléh, Hungarian psychologist and linguist
  • 1946 – Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter, keyboard player and producer
  • 1946 – Suzy Chaffee, American skier
  • 1946 – Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Malcolm Grant, New Zealand-English lawyer and academic
  • 1947 – Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)
  • 1947 – Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1948 – Yōichi Masuzoe, Japanese politician
  • 1949 – Jerry Lawler, American wrestler and sportscaster
  • 1949 – Dutch Mantel, American wrestler and manager
  • 1949 – Stan Rogers, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1949 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1949 – Steve Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
  • 1950 – Kevin O’Donnell, Jr., American author (d. 2012)
  • 1951 – Barry Goudreau, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1951 – Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1951 – Don Walker, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1952 – Jeff Fahey, American actor and producer
  • 1952 – Dusty Hare, English rugby player and cricketer
  • 1953 – Jackie French, Australian author
  • 1953 – Vlado Kreslin, Slovenian folk rock musician
  • 1953 – Alex Grey, American painter, author, and educator
  • 1953 – Christine Pascal, French actress, director, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1954 – Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1954 – Steve Rogers, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2006)
  • 1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host
  • 1956 – Hinton Battle, German-American actor, dancer, and choreographer
  • 1956 – Yvonne Fovargue, English lawyer and politician
  • 1956 – Eric Laakso, American football player (d. 2010)
  • 1956 – Katrin Saks, Estonian lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Jennifer Batten, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1957 – Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
  • 1957 – Matthew Rubel, American businessman
  • 1957 – Mario Salieri, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Michael Dempsey, Zimbabwean-English bass player
  • 1958 – John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian historian and politician, 4th President of Ghana
  • 1959 – Richard Borcherds, South African-English mathematician and academic
  • 1959 – Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
  • 1959 – Rich Camarillo, American football player and coach
  • 1959 – Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 23rd White House Chief of Staff
  • 1960 – Marco Bucci, Italian discus thrower (d. 2013)
  • 1960 – Howard Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1960 – Cathy Moriarty, American actress
  • 1962 – Ronny Jordan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1962 – Andy LaRocque, Swedish guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1962 – Andrew McCarthy, American actor and director
  • 1962 – Michael Veitch, Australian comedian and actor
  • 1963 – Will Downing, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1963 – Lalit Modi, Indian businessman
  • 1964 – Don Cheadle, American actor and producer
  • 1964 – Cork Graham, American author and photographer
  • 1964 – Ken Monkou, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
  • 1965 – Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian and actress
  • 1965 – Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese poet and pianist (d. 1992)
  • 1968 – Hayabusa, Japanese wrestler (d. 2016)
  • 1968 – Jonathan Knight, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1969 – Kasey Keller, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American baseball player
  • 1969 – Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer
  • 1970 – Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and director
  • 1970 – Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer and coach
  • 1970 – Ryu Seung-ryong, South Korean actor
  • 1971 – Brad May, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Willie Bain, Scottish academic and politician
  • 1972 – Brian Baumgartner, American actor and producer
  • 1972 – Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Roger Shah, German electronic music producer
  • 1972 – Minoru Tanaka, Japanese wrestler and boxer
  • 1973 – Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Sarah Jones, American actress and playwright
  • 1974 – Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
  • 1975 – Andreas Ioannides, Cypriot footballer
  • 1976 – Chris Akins, American football player
  • 1976 – Lindsay Benko, American swimmer
  • 1976 – Anna Faris, American actress
  • 1976 – Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1977 – Juan José Gurruchaga, Chilean actor
  • 1977 – Eddie Howe, English footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
  • 1977 – Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
  • 1978 – Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
  • 1978 – Miho Fujima, Japanese actress
  • 1978 – Lauren German, American actress
  • 1978 – Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 – Ludwika Paleta, Polish-Mexican model and actress
  • 1978 – Benjamín Vicuña, Chilean actor
  • 1979 – Simon Amstell, English comedian, actor, and television host
  • 1979 – Adam Barrett, English footballer
  • 1979 – Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 – The Game, American rapper, producer, and actor
  • 1979 – Neal Horgan, American-Irish footballer
  • 1980 – Janina Gavankar, American actress and singer
  • 1980 – Chun Jung-myung, South Korean actor
  • 1980 – Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek soldier and politician
  • 1980 – Brian Wolfe, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Paolo Ballesteros, Filipino actor, comedian, model and television personality
  • 1982 – Lucas Black, American actor
  • 1982 – Ashley Force, American race car driver
  • 1982 – Marthe Valle, Norwegian singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Jennifer Oeser, German heptathlete
  • 1984 – Sitti, Filipino singer and actress
  • 1984 – Ji Hyun-woo, South Korean actor and guitarist
  • 1985 – Evangelia Aravani, Greek model
  • 1985 – Shannon Brown, American basketball player
  • 1986 – Jerome Sala, Filipino singer
  • 1987 – Stephen O’Halloran, Irish footballer
  • 1988 – Dana Brooke, American wrestler and bodybuilder
  • 1988 – Lee Hyun-ho, South Korean footballer
  • 1988 – Nika Kiladze, Georgian footballer (d. 2014)
  • 1988 – Russell Wilson, American football player
  • 1990 – Sheldon Richardson, American football player
  • 1991 – Terunofuji Haruo, Mongolian sumo wrestler
  • 1991 – Becky James, Welsh cyclist
  • 1994 – Shaun Lane, Australian rugby league player
  • 1995 – Siobhan-Marie O’Connor, British swimmer
  • 1996 – Akvilė Paražinskaitė, Lithuanian tennis player
  • 1997 – Ye Qiuyu, Chinese tennis player
  • 1998 – Ayumu Hirano, Japanese snowboarder

 

 

 

  • Deaths on November 29
  • 521 – Jacob of Serugh, Syrian poet and theologian (b. 451)
  • 524 – Ahkal Mo’ Naab’ I, ruler of Palenque (Mexico) (b. 465)
  • 561 – Chlothar I, Frankish king (b. 497)
  • 1253 – Otto II Wittelsbach, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
  • 1268 – Pope Clement IV (b. 1190)
  • 1314 – Philip IV of France (b. 1268)
  • 1330 – Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1287)
  • 1342 – Michael of Cesena, Italian general, priest, and theologian (b. 1270)
  • 1378 – Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
  • 1396 – Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme (b. 1373)
  • 1530 – Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1470)
  • 1544 – Jungjong of Joseon (b. 1488)
  • 1590 – Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
  • 1595 – Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (b. 1533)
  • 1626 – Ernst von Mansfeld, German commander (b. 1580)
  • 1643 – William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)
  • 1643 – Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)
  • 1646 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (b. 1565)
  • 1661 – Brian Walton, English bishop and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1694 – Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (b. 1628)
  • 1695 – James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Court of Session (b. 1619)
  • 1699 – Patrick Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (b. 1635)
  • 1759 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1687)
  • 1780 – Maria Theresa, Austrian wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1717)
  • 1797 – Samuel Langdon, American pastor, theologian, and academic (b. 1723)
  • 1830 – John Maurice Hauke, Polish general (b. 1775)
  • 1846 – Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1778)
  • 1847 – Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (b. 1802)
  • 1883 – Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1847)
  • 1918 – Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (b. 1881)
  • 1924 – Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1858)
  • 1927 – George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
  • 1932 – Abdullah Cevdet, Kurdish-Turkish physician and academic (b. 1869)
  • 1939 – Philipp Scheidemann, German lawyer and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)
  • 1941 – Frank Waller, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1884)
  • 1942 – Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
  • 1946 – Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
  • 1953 – Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (b. 1875)
  • 1953 – Milt Gross, American illustrator and animator (b. 1895)
  • 1954 – Dink Johnson, American pianist, clarinet player, and drummer (b. 1892)
  • 1957 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
  • 1967 – Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1886)
  • 1970 – Robert T. Frederick, American general (b. 1907)
  • 1972 – Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (b. 1888)
  • 1974 – James J. Braddock, American boxer (b. 1905)
  • 1975 – Tony Brise, English race car driver (b. 1952)
  • 1975 – Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1929)
  • 1980 – Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement (b. 1897)
  • 1980 – George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)
  • 1981 – Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
  • 1982 – Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (b. 1894)
  • 1982 – Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (b. 1908)
  • 1984 – Gotthard Günther, Polish-German philosopher and academic (b. 1900)
  • 1986 – Cary Grant, English-American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1987 – Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
  • 1991 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1991 – Frank Yerby, American author and academic (b. 1916)
  • 1992 – Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
  • 1993 – J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (b. 1904)
  • 1996 – Dan Flavin, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1933)
  • 1996 – Denis Jenkinson, English journalist and author (b. 1920)
  • 1998 – Maus Gatsonides, Dutch race car driver and businessman (b. 1911)
  • 1999 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
  • 1999 – Gene Rayburn, American game show panelist and host (b. 1917)
  • 1999 – Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (b. 1918)
  • 2000 – Ilmar Laaban, Estonian-Swedish poet and publicist (b. 1921)
  • 2001 – Mic Christopher, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
  • 2001 – George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer (b. 1943)
  • 2001 – John Knowles, American novelist (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
  • 2002 – George Harris, American wrestler and manager (b. 1927)
  • 2003 – Moondog Spot, American wrestler (b. 1952)
  • 2004 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2004 – Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
  • 2005 – David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2005 – Wendie Jo Sperber, American actress (b. 1958)
  • 2006 – Allen Carr, English-Spanish accountant and author (b. 1934)
  • 2007 – James Barber, Canadian chef and author (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
  • 2007 – Henry Hyde, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
  • 2007 – Roger Smith, American businessman (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Tom Terrell, American journalist and photographer (b. 1950)
  • 2008 – Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (b. 1918)
  • 2009 – Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
  • 2010 – Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (b. 1937)
  • 2010 – Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1915)
  • 2010 – S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1930)
  • 2010 – Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (b. 1940)
  • 2010 – Maurice Wilkes, English physicist and computer scientist (b. 1913)
  • 2011 – Patrice O’Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
  • 2011 – Guillermo O’Donnell, Argentine political scientist (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Joelmir Beting, Brazilian journalist (b. 1936)
  • 2012 – Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter (b. 1911)
  • 2012 – Merv Pregulman, American football player and businessman (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Buddy Roberts, American wrestler and manager (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Oliver Cheatham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
  • 2013 – Colin Eglin, South African soldier and politician (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian-Polish poet and activist (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Chris Howland, English-German radio and television host (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Brian Torrey Scott, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1976)
  • 2014 – Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)
  • 2014 – Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)
  • 2014 – Luc De Vos, Belgian singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (b. 1962)
  • 2014 – Brian Macdonald, Canadian dancer and choreographer (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Joseph F. Girzone, American priest and author (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – George Hadjinikos, Greek pianist, conductor, and educator (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Joe Marston, Australian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Otto Newman, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Oʻtkir Sultonov, Uzbek lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uzbekistan (b. 1939)
  • 2016 – Marcos Danilo Padilha, Brazilian football player (b. 1985)

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on November 29
  • Christian feast day:
    • Blessed Bernardo de Hoyos
    • Brendan of Birr
    • Cuthbert Mayne
    • Radboud of Utrecht
    • Saturnin
    • November 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (United Nations)
  • Liberation Day or Dita e Çlirimit (Albania)
  • Republic Day (Yugoslavia)
  • Unity Day (Vanuatu)
  • William Tubman’s Birthday (Liberia)

 

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