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  • What happened on October 29
  • October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 63 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 29
  • 539 BC – Cyrus the Great (founder of Persian Empire) entered capital of Babylon and allowed the Jews to return to their land.
  • 312 – Constantine the Great enters Rome after his victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge, stages a grand adventus in the city, and is met with popular jubilation. Maxentius’ body is fished out of the Tiber and beheaded.
  • 437 – Valentinian III, Western Roman Emperor, marries Licinia Eudoxia, daughter of his cousin Theodosius II, Eastern Roman Emperor in Constantinople unifying the two branches of the House of Theodosius.
  • 969 – Byzantine troops occupy Antioch, Syria.
  • 1268 – Conradin is executed along with his companion Frederick I, Margrave of Baden by Charles I of Sicily.
  • 1390 – First trial for witchcraft in Paris leading to the death of three people.
  • 1467 – Charles the Bold defeats Liège.
  • 1591 – Pope Innocent IX is elected.
  • 1611 – Russian homage to the King of Poland, Sigismund III Vasa.
  • 1618 – English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • 1658 – Second Northern War: Naval forces of the Dutch Republic defeat the Swedes in the Battle of the Sound.
  • 1665 – Portuguese forces defeat the Kingdom of Kongo and decapitate King António I of Kongo, also known as Nvita a Nkanga.
  • 1675 – Leibniz makes the first use of the long s (∫) as a symbol of the integral in calculus.
  • 1787 – Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni receives its first performance in Prague.
  • 1792 – Mount Hood (Oregon) is named after Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton who sighted the mountain near the mouth of theWillamette River.
  • 1863 – Eighteen countries meet in Geneva and agree to form the International Red Cross.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Wauhatchie: Forces under Union General Ulysses S. Grant repel a Confederate attack led by General James Longstreet. Union forces thus open a supply line into Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • 1888 – The Convention of Constantinople is signed, guaranteeing free maritime passage through the Suez Canal during war and peace.
  • 1901 – In Amherst, Massachusetts nurse Jane Toppan is arrested for murdering the Davis family of Boston with an overdose of morphine.
  • 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of U.S. President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution.
  • 1918 – The German High Seas Fleet is incapacitated when sailors mutiny on the night of the 29th-30th, an action which would trigger the German Revolution of 1918–19.
  • 1921 – The Link River Dam, a part of the Klamath Reclamation Project, is completed.
  • 1921 – Second trial of Sacco and Vanzetti in the United States of America.
  • 1921 – The Harvard University football team loses to Centre College, ending a 25-game winning streak. This is considered one of the biggest upsets in college football.
  • 1922 – King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy appoints Benito Mussolini as Prime Minister.
  • 1923 – Turkey becomes a republic following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday”, ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.
  • 1941 – The Holocaust: In the Kaunas Ghetto over 10,000 Jews are shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort, a massacre known as the “Great Action”.
  • 1942 – The Holocaust: In the United Kingdom, leading clergymen and political figures hold a public meeting to register outrage over Nazi Germany’s persecution of Jews.
  • 1944 – The city of Breda in the Netherlands is liberated by 1st Polish Armoured Division.
  • 1944 – World War II: The Soviet Red Army enters Hungary.
  • 1945 – Getúlio Vargas, president of Brazil, resigns.
  • 1948 – Safsaf massacre: Israeli soldiers capture Palestinian village of Safsaf in the Galilee and massacre villagers after they surrender.
  • 1953 – BCPA Flight 304 DC-6 crashes near San Francisco. Pianist William Kapell is among the 19 killed.
  • 1955 – The Soviet battleship Novorossiysk strikes a World War II mine in the harbor at Sevastopol.
  • 1956 – Suez Crisis begins: Israeli forces invade the Sinai Peninsula and push Egyptian forces back toward the Suez Canal.
  • 1956 – The Tangier International Zone is nationalized by Morocco.
  • 1957 – Israel’s prime minister David Ben-Gurion and five of his ministers are injured when Moshe Dwek throws a grenade into Israel’s Knesset.
  • 1960 – In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later takes the name Muhammad Ali) wins his first professional fight.
  • 1960 – An airplane carrying the Cal Poly football team crashes on takeoff in Toledo, Ohio.
  • 1961 – Syria exits from the United Arab Republic.
  • 1964 – The United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar is renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
  • 1964 – A collection of irreplaceable gems, including the 565 carat (113 g) Star of India, is stolen by a group of thieves (among them is “Murph the surf”) from theAmerican Museum of Natural History in New York City.
  • 1967 – Montreal’s World Fair, Expo 67, closes with over 50 million visitors.
  • 1969 – The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet.
  • 1971 – In Macon, Georgia, guitarist Duane Allman is killed in a motorcycle accident.
  • 1972 – The three surviving perpetrators of the Munich massacre are released from prison in exchange for the hostages of hijacked Lufthansa Flight 615.
  • 1980 – Demonstration flight of a secretly modified C-130 for an Iran hostage crisis rescue attempt ends in crash landing at Eglin Air Force Base’s Duke Field,Florida leading to cancellation of Operation Credible Sport.
  • 1985 – Major General Samuel K. Doe is announced the winner of the first multi-party election in Liberia.
  • 1986 – British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher opens the last stretch of the M25 motorway.
  • 1991 – The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.
  • 1994 – Francisco Martin Duran fires over two dozen shots at the White House; he is later convicted of trying to kill US President Bill Clinton.
  • 1998 – In South Africa, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission presents its report, which condemns both sides for committing atrocities.
  • 1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
  • 1998 – ATSC HDTV broadcasting in the United States is inaugurated with the launch of STS-95 space shuttle mission.
  • 1998 – While en route from Adana to Ankara, a Turkish Airlines flight with a crew of six and 33 passengers is hijacked by a Kurdish militant who orders the pilot to fly to Switzerland. The plane instead lands in Ankara after the pilot tricked the hijacker into thinking that he is landing in the Bulgarian capital of Sofia to refuel.
  • 1998 – Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras.
  • 1998 – The Gothenburg discothèque fire in Sweden kills 63 and injures 200.
  • 1999 – A large cyclone devastates Odisha, India.
  • 2002 – Ho Chi Minh City ITC fire, a fire destroys a luxurious department store where 1500 people are shopping. Over 60 people die and over 100 are unaccounted for. It is the deadliest disaster in Vietnam during peacetime.
  • 2004 – The Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a 2004 Osama bin Laden video in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.
  • 2005 – Bombings in Delhi kill more than 60.
  • 2008 – Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world’s largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.
  • 2012 – Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.
  • 2015 – China announces the end of One-child policy after 35 years.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 29
  • 1463 – Alessandro Achillini, Italian physician and philosopher (d. 1512)
  • 1504 – Shin Saimdang, South Korean painter and poet (d. 1551)
  • 1682 – Pierre François Xavier de Charlevoix, French historian, explorer, and author (d. 1761)
  • 1690 – Martin Folkes, English mathematician and astronomer (d. 1754)
  • 1704 – John Byng, English admiral and politician, 11th Commodore Governor of Newfoundland (d. 1757)
  • 1740 – James Boswell, Scottish lawyer and author (d. 1795)
  • 1808 – Caterina Scarpellini, Italian astronomer and meteorologist (d. 1873)
  • 1815 – Dan Emmett, American composer (d. 1904)
  • 1822 – Mieczysław Halka-Ledóchowski, Russian-Polish cardinal (d. 1902)
  • 1832 – Narcisa de Jesús, Ecuadorian saint (d. 1869)
  • 1855 – Paul Bruchési, Canadian archbishop (d. 1939)
  • 1856 – Jacques Curie, French physicist and academic (d. 1941)
  • 1861 – Andrei Ryabushkin, Russian painter (d. 1904)
  • 1866 – Antonio Luna, Filipino general and politician (d. 1899)
  • 1875 – Marie of Romania (d. 1938)
  • 1877 – Narcisa de Leon, Filipino film producer (d. 1966)
  • 1877 – Wilfred Rhodes, English cricketer and coach (d. 1973)
  • 1879 – Alva B. Adams, American lawyer and politician (d. 1941)
  • 1879 – Franz von Papen, German soldier and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1969)
  • 1880 – Abram Ioffe, Russian physicist and academic (d. 1960)
  • 1881 – John DeWitt, American football player and hammer thrower (d. 1930)
  • 1882 – Jean Giraudoux, French author and playwright (d. 1944)
  • 1883 – Victor Hochepied, French swimmer and water polo player (d. 1966)
  • 1891 – Fanny Brice, American actress and singer (d. 1951)
  • 1897 – Joseph Goebbels, German lawyer and politician, Chancellor of Germany (d. 1945)
  • 1897 – Billy Walker, English footballer (d. 1964)
  • 1898 – Alan Barker, English soldier (d. 1984)
  • 1899 – Kate Seredy, Hungarian-American author and illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1899 – Akim Tamiroff, Georgian-American actor (d. 1972)
  • 1905 – Henry Green, English author (d. 1973)
  • 1906 – Fredric Brown, American author (d. 1972)
  • 1907 – Edwige Feuillère, French actress (d. 1998)
  • 1910 – A. J. Ayer, English philosopher and author (d. 1989)
  • 1913 – Al Suomi, American ice hockey player and referee (d. 2014)
  • 1914 – Maxim of Bulgaria, Bulgarian patriarch (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – William Berenberg, American physician and academic (d. 2005)
  • 1917 – Eddie Constantine, American-French actor and singer (d. 1993)
  • 1918 – Bernard Gordon, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2007)
  • 1918 – Diana Serra Cary, American actress and author
  • 1920 – Baruj Benacerraf, Venezuelan-American physician and immunologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2011)
  • 1921 – Baselios Thoma Didymos I, Indian metropolitan (d. 2014)
  • 1921 – Baku Mahadeva, Sri Lankan civil servant and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Bill Mauldin, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (d. 2008)
  • 1923 – Carl Djerassi, Austrian-American chemist, author, and playwright (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Dutch runner, hurdler, and long jumper (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Dominick Dunne, American journalist and author (d. 2009)
  • 1925 – Robert Hardy, English actor
  • 1925 – Haim Hefer, Polish-Israeli songwriter and poet (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Zoot Sims, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1985)
  • 1925 – Klaus Roth, British mathematician (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Jon Vickers, Canadian tenor and actor (d. 2015)
  • 1926 – Necmettin Erbakan, Turkish engineer and politician, 23rd Prime Minister of Turkey (d. 2011)
  • 1927 – Frank Sedgman, Australian tennis player
  • 1929 – Yevgeny Primakov, Ukrainian-Russian journalist and politician, 32nd Prime Minister of Russia (d. 2015)
  • 1930 – Bertha Brouwer, Dutch sprinter (d. 2006)
  • 1930 – Niki de Saint Phalle, French sculptor and painter (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – Omara Portuondo, Cuban singer and dancer (Cuarteto d’Aida and Buena Vista Social Club)
  • 1930 – Natalie Sleeth, American pianist and composer (d. 1992)
  • 1931 – Vaali, Indian actor, poet, and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Füruzan, Turkish author
  • 1932 – Joyce Gould, Baroness Gould of Potternewton, English pharmacist and politician
  • 1933 – William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – David Allen, English cricketer (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Eddie Hopkinson, English footballer (d. 2004)
  • 1937 – Sonny Osborne, American bluegrass singer and banjo player
  • 1938 – Ralph Bakshi, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberian politician, 24th President of Liberia, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1940 – Connie Mack III, American lawyer and politician
  • 1940 – Jack Shepherd, English actor, director, and playwright
  • 1940 – Galen Weston, English-Canadian businessman and philanthropist, founded George Weston Limited
  • 1941 – George Davies, English fashion designer
  • 1941 – Paul Tyler, Baron Tyler, English politician
  • 1942 – Bob Ross, American painter and television host (d. 1995)
  • 1943 – Don Simpson, American actor, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1944 – Claude Brochu, Canadian businessman
  • 1944 – Mehmet Haberal, Turkish surgeon and academic
  • 1945 – Mick Gallagher, English keyboard player and songwriter
  • 1945 – Ron Maag, American businessman and politician
  • 1945 – Melba Moore, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1945 – Gerrit Ybema, Dutch civil servant and politician (d. 2012)
  • 1946 – Lynn Carey, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1946 – Peter Green, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Helen Coonan, Australian lawyer and politician, 52nd Australian Minister for Communications
  • 1947 – Richard Dreyfuss, American actor and activist
  • 1948 – Frans de Waal, Dutch-American ethologist, author, and academic
  • 1948 – Kate Jackson, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1949 – Kieron Baker, English footballer
  • 1949 – Paul Orndorff, American football player and wrestler
  • 1949 – David Paton, Scottish guitarist
  • 1949 – James Williamson, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1950 – Abdullah Gül, Turkish academic and politician, 11th President of Turkey
  • 1951 – Dirk Kempthorne, American businessman and politician, 49th United States Secretary of the Interior
  • 1951 – Tiff Needell, English race car driver and television host
  • 1952 – Marcia Fudge, American lawyer and politician
  • 1953 – Denis Potvin, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
  • 1954 – Lee Child, English author
  • 1955 – Kevin DuBrow, American singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
  • 1955 – Roger O’Donnell, English keyboard player and composer
  • 1956 – Wilfredo Gómez, Puerto Rican-American boxer
  • 1957 – Dan Castellaneta, American actor, voice artist, singer and producer
  • 1958 – Blažej Baláž, Slovak painter, sculptor, and illustrator
  • 1958 – David Remnick, American journalist and author
  • 1959 – Jesse Barfield, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Mike Gartner, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1960 – Fabiola Gianotti, Italian physicist and academic
  • 1960 – Finola Hughes, English actress
  • 1960 – Thorsten Schlumberger, German footballer
  • 1961 – Randy Jackson, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1961 – Joel Otto, American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1962 – Einar Örn Benediktsson, Icelandic singer, trumpet player, and politician
  • 1963 – Gerald Morris, American author
  • 1964 – Yasmin Le Bon, English model
  • 1965 – Tyler Collins, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1965 – William De Los Santos, American author, poet, director, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Andrew Ettingshausen, Australian rugby league player and television host
  • 1965 – Masahiro Takashima, Japanese actor
  • 1966 – Mary Bucholtz, American linguist and academic
  • 1967 – Joely Fisher, American actress and director
  • 1967 – Rufus Sewell, English actor
  • 1968 – Tsunku, Japanese singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1968 – Johann Olav Koss, Norwegian speed skater and physician
  • 1969 – David Farr, English director and playwright
  • 1969 – Eleni Menegaki, Greek actress and talk show host
  • 1969 – Chris Verene, American photographer
  • 1970 – Phillip Cocu, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Kaido Reivelt, Estonian physicist and academic
  • 1970 – Edwin van der Sar, Dutch footballer and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Daniel J. Bernstein, American mathematician, cryptologist, and academic
  • 1971 – Greg Blewett, Australian cricketer, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Matthew Hayden, Australian cricketer
  • 1971 – Winona Ryder, American actress and producer
  • 1972 – Takafumi Horie, Japanese businessman, founded Livedoor
  • 1972 – Tracee Ellis Ross, American actress and producer
  • 1972 – Gabrielle Union, American actress and producer
  • 1973 – Adam Bacher, South African cricketer
  • 1973 – Vonetta Flowers American bobsledder, sprinter, and long jumper
  • 1973 – Éric Messier, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1973 – Robert Pirès, French footballer
  • 1974 – Michael Vaughan, English cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1974 – Yenny Wahid, Indonesian activist and politician
  • 1975 – Kelly Lin, Chinese model and actress
  • 1975 – Baba Ali, Iranian-born American comedian, games developer, businessman, and actor
  • 1976 – Stephen Craigan, Irish footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Milena Govich, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1976 – Raghava Lawrence, Indian actor, director, and choreographer
  • 1977 – Jon Abrahams, American actor
  • 1977 – Brendan Fehr, Canadian actor
  • 1977 – Vaggelis Kaounos, Greek footballer
  • 1978 – Travis Henry, American football player
  • 1978 – Kelly Smith, English footballer
  • 1979 – Andrew-Lee Potts, English actor, director, and producer
  • 1979 – Ignasi Giménez Renom, Catalan lawyer and politician
  • 1980 – Ben Foster, American actor
  • 1980 – Nadejda Ostrovskaya, Belarusian tennis player
  • 1980 – Kaine Robertson, New Zealand-Italian rugby player
  • 1980 – B. J. Sams, American football player
  • 1981 – Amanda Beard, American swimmer
  • 1981 – Jonathan Brown, Australian footballer
  • 1981 – Angelika dela Cruz, Filipino actress and singer
  • 1981 – Georgios Fotakis, Greek footballer
  • 1982 – Ariel Lin, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1982 – Chelan Simmons, Canadian model and actress
  • 1983 – Richard Brancatisano, Australian actor
  • 1983 – Maurice Clarett, American football player
  • 1983 – Freddy Eastwood, Welsh footballer
  • 1983 – Dana Eveland, American baseball player
  • 1983 – Nurcan Taylan, Turkish weightlifter
  • 1984 – Les Davies, Welsh footballer
  • 1984 – Eric Staal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1984 – Lee Chung-ah, South Korean actress
  • 1985 – Cal Crutchlow, English motorcycle racer
  • 1985 – Janet Montgomery, English actress and dancer
  • 1985 – Jefferson Severino, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Vijender Singh, Indian boxer
  • 1986 – Sarita Pérez de Tagle, Filipino actress
  • 1986 – Nataly Dawn, American singer
  • 1987 – Andy Dalton, American football player
  • 1987 – Jessica Dubé, Canadian figure skater
  • 1987 – Zé Eduardo, Brazilian footballer
  • 1987 – Tove Lo, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Frazer McLaren, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Makoto Ogawa, Japanese singer and actress
  • 1988 – Sam Hutsby, English golfer
  • 1988 – Roman Van Uden, New Zealand cyclist
  • 1989 – Primož Roglič, Slovenian ski jumper and cyclist
  • 1990 – Eric Saade, Swedish singer
  • 1991 – Grant Hall, English footballer
  • 1993 – Ágnes Bukta, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1993 – India Eisley, American actress
  • 1998 – Lance Stroll, Canadian race car driver

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 29
  • 632 – Saint Colman mac Duagh, Irish abbot and bishop
  • 1266 – Margaret of Austria, Queen of Bohemia (b. c. 1204)
  • 1268 – Conradin, Italian king (b. 1252)
  • 1268 – Frederick I, Margrave of Baden (b. 1249)
  • 1321 – Stefan Milutin, King of Serbia (b. 1253)
  • 1339 – Alexander I, Grand Prince of Tver (b. 1301)
  • 1590 – Dirck Coornhert, Dutch philosopher, theologian, and politician (b. 1522)
  • 1618 – Walter Raleigh, English admiral, explorer, and politician, Lieutenant Governor of Jersey (b. 1554)
  • 1650 – David Calderwood, Scottish historian and theologian (b. 1575)
  • 1666 – Edmund Calamy the Elder, English minister and activist (b. 1600)
  • 1783 – Jean le Rond d’Alembert, French mathematician, physicist, and philosopher (b. 1717)
  • 1829 – Maria Anna Mozart, Austrian pianist (b. 1751)
  • 1877 – Nathan Bedford Forrest, American general and KKK leader (b. 1821)
  • 1892 – William Harnett, American painter (b. 1848)
  • 1897 – Henry George, American journalist, philosopher, and economist (b. 1839)
  • 1901 – Leon Czolgosz, American assassin of William McKinley (b. 1873)
  • 1905 – Étienne Desmarteau, Canadian weight thrower and shot putter (b. 1873)
  • 1911 – Joseph Pulitzer, Hungarian-American publisher, lawyer, and politician, founded Pulitzer, Inc. (b. 1847)
  • 1916 – John Sebastian Little, American lawyer and politician, 21st Governor of Arkansas (b. 1851)
  • 1918 – Rudolf Tobias, Estonian-German organist and composer (b. 1873)
  • 1919 – Albert Benjamin Simpson, Canadian preacher, theologian, and author, founded the Christian and Missionary Alliance (b. 1843)
  • 1924 – Frances Hodgson Burnett, English-American novelist and playwright (b. 1849)
  • 1932 – Joseph Babinski, French neurologist and academic (b. 1857)
  • 1933 – Albert Calmette, French physician, bacteriologist, and immunologist (b. 1863)
  • 1933 – George Luks, American painter and illustrator (b. 1867)
  • 1933 – Paul Painlevé, French mathematician and politician, 84th Prime Minister of France (b. 1853)
  • 1936 – Ramiro de Maeztu, Spanish journalist and theorist (b. 1874)
  • 1939 – Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (b. 1864)
  • 1940 – Phan Bội Châu, Vietnamese poet and activist (b. 1867)
  • 1941 – Harvey Hendrick, American baseball player (b. 1897)
  • 1949 – George Gurdjieff, Armenian-French monk, psychologist, and philosopher (b. 1872)
  • 1950 – Gustaf V of Sweden (b. 1858)
  • 1953 – William Kapell, American pianist (b. 1922)
  • 1956 – Louis Rosier, French race car driver (b. 1905)
  • 1957 – Louis B. Mayer, Belarusian-American production manager and producer (b. 1885)
  • 1957 – Rosemarie Nitribitt, German murder victim (b. 1933)
  • 1958 – Zoë Akins, American author, poet, and playwright (b. 1886)
  • 1961 – Astrid Holm, Danish actress (b. 1893)
  • 1963 – Adolphe Menjou, American actor (b. 1890)
  • 1969 – Pops Foster, American bassist and trumpet player (b. 1892)
  • 1971 – Duane Allman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1946)
  • 1971 – Arne Tiselius, Swedish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1977 – Chiyonoyama Masanobu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 41st Yokozuna (b. 1926)
  • 1980 – Giorgio Borġ Olivier, Maltese lawyer and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1911)
  • 1981 – Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1921)
  • 1986 – Mimis Fotopoulos, Greek actor, singer, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 1987 – Woody Herman, American singer, clarinet player, saxophonist, and bandleader (b. 1913)
  • 1988 – Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, Indian author and activist (b. 1903)
  • 1993 – Lipman Bers, Latvian-American mathematician and academic (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Shlomo Goren, Israeli rabbi, general, and scholar (b. 1918)
  • 1995 – Terry Southern, American novelist, essayist, screenwriter, (b. 1924)
  • 1996 – Eugen Kapp, Estonian composer and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1997 – Anton LaVey, American occultist, founded the Church of Satan (b. 1930)
  • 1997 – Andreas Gerasimos Michalitsianos, Greek-American astronomer and astrophysicist (b. 1947)
  • 1998 – Paul Misraki, Turkish-French pianist and composer (b. 1908)
  • 1999 – Greg, Belgian author and illustrator (b. 1931)
  • 2000 – Carlos Guastavino, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1912)
  • 2002 – Glenn McQueen, Canadian-American animator (b. 1960)
  • 2003 – Hal Clement, American pilot, author, and educator (b. 1922)
  • 2003 – Franco Corelli, Italian tenor and actor (b. 1921)
  • 2004 – Ordal Demokan, Turkish physicist and academic (b. 1946)
  • 2004 – Edward Oliver LeBlanc, Dominican lawyer and politician, Premier of Dominica (b. 1923)
  • 2004 – Peter Twinn, English mathematician and entomologist (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – Lloyd Bochner, Canadian-American actor (b. 1924)
  • 2005 – Ion Irimescu, Romanian sculptor and illustrator (b. 1903)
  • 2008 – Mike Baker, American singer-songwriter (Shadow Gallery) (b. 1963)
  • 2011 – Jimmy Savile, English radio and television host (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Letitia Baldrige, American etiquette expert and author (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – J. Bernlef, Dutch author, poet, and songwriter (b. 1937)
  • 2012 – Kenneth G. Ryder, American academic (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Wallace L. W. Sargent, English-American astronomer and academic (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Jack Vaughn, American boxer and diplomat (b. 1920)
  • 2013 – Jean Rénald Clérismé, Haitian priest and politician, Foreign Ministers of Haiti (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Sherman Halsey, American director and producer (b. 1957)
  • 2013 – John Spence, American soldier and engineer (b. 1918)
  • 2013 – Graham Stark, English actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Roger Freeman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1965)
  • 2014 – Klas Ingesson, Swedish footballer and manager (b. 1968)
  • 2014 – H. Gary Morse, American businessman (b. 1936)
  • 2015 – Luther Burden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1953)
  • 2015 – Ernesto Herrera, Filipino businessman and politician (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Boris Kristančič, Slovene basketball player and coach (b. 1931)
  • 2015 – Ranko Žeravica, Serbian basketball player and coach (b. 1929)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 29
  • Christian feast day:
    • Abraham of Rostov
    • Blessed Chiara Badano
    • Douai Martyrs
    • Gaetano Errico
    • James Hannington (Anglicanism)
    • Narcissus of Jerusalem (Roman Catholic Church)
    • October 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Coronation Day (Cambodia)
  • Cyrus the Great Day (Iran)
  • National Cat Day (United States)
  • Republic Day (Turkey) or Cumhuriyet Bayramı
  • World Stroke Day

 

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