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December 29th, 2007 (December 29 2007)DeathPhil O Donnell, Scottish footballer (born in 1972)
December 29th, 2007 (December 29 2007)DeathKevin Greening, British radio presenter (born in 1962)
December 29th, 2005 (December 29 2005)DeathGerda Boyesen, Norwegian-born body psychotherapist (born in 1922)
December 29th, 2004 (December 29 2004)DeathJulius Axelrod, American biochemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (born in 1912)
December 29th, 2004 (December 29 2004)DeathLiddy Holloway, New Zealand actress (born in 1947)
December 29th, 2004 (December 29 2004)DeathKen Burkhart, American baseball player (born in 1915)
December 29th, 2003 (December 29 2003)DeathEarl Hindman, American actor (born in 1942)
December 29th, 2003 (December 29 2003)DeathDinsdale Landen, English actor (born in 1932)
December 29th, 2003 (December 29 2003)DeathBob Monkhouse, English comedian and game show host (born in 1928)
December 29th, 2001 (December 29 2001)EventMesa Redonda shopping center fire, Lima, Peru, at least 291 killed.
December 29th, 2001 (December 29 2001)DeathTakashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (born in 1908)
December 29th, 1999 (December 29 1999)DeathLeon Radzinowicz, British criminologist (born in 1906)
December 29th, 1998 (December 29 1998)EventLeaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over 1 million.
December 29th, 1998 (December 29 1998)DeathJean-Claude Forest, writer and illustrator of comics (Barbarella) (born in 1930)
December 29th, 1997 (December 29 1997)EventHong Kong begins to kill all the nation s chickens (1.25 million) to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
December 29th, 1996 (December 29 1996)EventGuatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Union sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
December 29th, 1996 (December 29 1996)DeathMireille Hartuch, French singer and actress (born in 1906)
December 29th, 1995 (December 29 1995)DeathLita Grey, American actress (born in 1908)
December 29th, 1994 (December 29 1994)BirthPrincess Kako of Akishino of Japan
December 29th, 1993 (December 29 1993)DeathFrunzik Mkrtchyan, Soviet Armenian actor (born in 1930)
December 29th, 1992 (December 29 1992)EventFernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)EventRiots break-out after Hong Kong decides to forcibly repatriate Vietnamese refugees.
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)EventOn the final day of trading for the year and decade, the Japanese Nikkei 225 Average closes at an all-time high of 38,915.87.
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)EventVaclav Havel is elected president of Czechoslovakia. He became the first non-Communist to attain the post in more than four decades.Vaclav Havel Quotes
December 29th, 1989 (December 29 1989)BirthNathan Forbes, British footballer
December 29th, 1988 (December 29 1988)DeathMike Beuttler, British racing driver (born in 1940)
December 29th, 1986 (December 29 1986)BirthKim Ok-bin, South Korean actress and model
December 29th, 1986 (December 29 1986)DeathHarold Macmillan, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (born in 1894)
December 29th, 1983 (December 29 1983)BirthJessica Andrews, American country/pop singer
December 29th, 1982 (December 29 1982)BirthGabrielle Destroismaisons, Quebec singer
December 29th, 1981 (December 29 1981)BirthShizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater
December 29th, 1981 (December 29 1981)DeathMiroslav Krleza, Croatian writer (born in 1893)
December 29th, 1980 (December 29 1980)DeathTim Hardin, American musician (born in 1941)
December 29th, 1980 (December 29 1980)DeathNadezhda Mandelstam, Russian writer (born in 1899)
December 29th, 1979 (December 29 1979)BirthDiego Luna, Mexican actor
December 29th, 1979 (December 29 1979)BirthMitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed-martial arts fighter Martial Quotes
December 29th, 1979 (December 29 1979)BirthAriel Schrag, American Cartoonist
December 29th, 1978 (December 29 1978)BirthAlexis Amore, Peruvian pornographic actress
December 29th, 1978 (December 29 1978)BirthKieron Dyer, English footballer
December 29th, 1978 (December 29 1978)BirthLaToya London, American singer
December 29th, 1977 (December 29 1977)BirthKatherine Moennig, American actress
December 29th, 1977 (December 29 1977)BirthJimmy Journell, American baseball player
December 29th, 1976 (December 29 1976)BirthDanny R. McBride, American actor, writer, and producer
December 29th, 1976 (December 29 1976)DeathIvo Van Damme, Belgian athlete (born in 1954)
December 29th, 1975 (December 29 1975)EventA bomb exploded at La Guardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
December 29th, 1975 (December 29 1975)BirthJaret Wright, American baseball player
December 29th, 1975 (December 29 1975)DeathEuell Gibbons, American outdoorsman and proponent of natural diets (born in 1911).
December 29th, 1974 (December 29 1974)BirthMekhi Phifer, American actor
December 29th, 1974 (December 29 1974)BirthRichie Sexson, American baseball player
December 29th, 1973 (December 29 1973)BirthPimp C, American rapper (UGK) (died in 2007)
December 29th, 1973 (December 29 1973)BirthTheo Epstein, American baseball general manager
December 29th, 1972 (December 29 1972)EventAn Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed "Tristar") crashes on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101.
December 29th, 1972 (December 29 1972)BirthAsheru, American rapper
December 29th, 1972 (December 29 1972)BirthJason Kreis, American soccer player
December 29th, 1972 (December 29 1972)BirthJude Law, British actorJude Law Quotes
December 29th, 1972 (December 29 1972)BirthEvan Seinfeld, American musician (Biohazard) and actor
December 29th, 1970 (December 29 1970)BirthAled Jones, Welsh singer
December 29th, 1970 (December 29 1970)BirthHidetoshi Mitsusada, Japanese racing driver
December 29th, 1970 (December 29 1970)BirthGlen Phillips, American musician (Toad The Wet Sprocket)
December 29th, 1970 (December 29 1970)BirthKevin Weisman, American actor
December 29th, 1970 (December 29 1970)DeathMarie Menken, American experimental filmmaker and socialite (born in 1909)
December 29th, 1969 (December 29 1969)BirthJennifer Ehle, American actress
December 29th, 1969 (December 29 1969)BirthAllan McNish, Scottish race car driver
December 29th, 1968 (December 29 1968)DeathAustin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (born in 1904) Philo Quotes
December 29th, 1967 (December 29 1967)BirthAshleigh Banfield, Canadian journalist
December 29th, 1967 (December 29 1967)BirthChris Barnes, American singer
December 29th, 1967 (December 29 1967)BirthAndy Wachowski, American director
December 29th, 1967 (December 29 1967)DeathPaul Whiteman, American musician and conductor (born in 1890)
December 29th, 1966 (December 29 1966)BirthStefano Eranio, Italian footballer
December 29th, 1965 (December 29 1965)BirthDexter Holland, American musician (The Offspring)
December 29th, 1963 (December 29 1963)BirthFrancisco Bustamante, Filipino billiard player
December 29th, 1963 (December 29 1963)BirthDes Foy, British rugby league player
December 29th, 1963 (December 29 1963)BirthDave McKean, British artist and filmmaker
December 29th, 1963 (December 29 1963)BirthSean Payton, American football coach
December 29th, 1962 (December 29 1962)BirthBlake Mitchell, American adult actress
December 29th, 1962 (December 29 1962)BirthDevon White, Jamaican baseball player Devo Quotes
December 29th, 1961 (December 29 1961)BirthKevin Granata, American associate professor at Virginia Tech, victim of the Virginia Tech massacre (died in 2007)
December 29th, 1961 (December 29 1961)BirthJim Reid, Scottish singer (The Jesus and Mary Chain, Freeheat)
December 29th, 1960 (December 29 1960)BirthDavid Boon, Australian Cricketer
December 29th, 1960 (December 29 1960)BirthKaterina Didaskou, Greek actress
December 29th, 1960 (December 29 1960)BirthThomas Lubanga, founder and leader of Union of Congolese Patriots
December 29th, 1960 (December 29 1960)DeathEden Phillpotts, British writer (born in 1862)
December 29th, 1960 (December 29 1960)DeathPhilippe Panneton, Quebec physician, diplomat and writer (born in 1895)
December 29th, 1959 (December 29 1959)BirthPatricia Clarkson, American actress
December 29th, 1959 (December 29 1959)BirthPaula Poundstone, American comedian
December 29th, 1958 (December 29 1958)BirthNancy J. Currie, American astronaut
December 29th, 1957 (December 29 1957)BirthBrad Grey, American film producer
December 29th, 1957 (December 29 1957)BirthPaul Rudnick, American screenwriter/playwright
December 29th, 1956 (December 29 1956)BirthFred MacAulay, Scottish comedian
December 29th, 1954 (December 29 1954)BirthRoger Voudouris, American singer
December 29th, 1954 (December 29 1954)BirthPrince Takamado of Japan (died in 2002)
December 29th, 1953 (December 29 1953)BirthStanley Tookie Williams, American author/murderer (executed 2005)Ted Williams Quotes
December 29th, 1953 (December 29 1953)BirthGali Atari, Israeli singer and actress
December 29th, 1953 (December 29 1953)DeathViolet MacMillan, American Broadway theatre actress(born in 1887)
December 29th, 1952 (December 29 1952)BirthGelsey Kirkland, American dancer
December 29th, 1951 (December 29 1951)BirthYvonne Elliman, American disco singer
December 29th, 1951 (December 29 1951)BirthGeorges Thurston, Canadian singer (died in 2007)
December 29th, 1950 (December 29 1950)BirthJon Polito, American actor
December 29th, 1949 (December 29 1949)EventKC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
December 29th, 1949 (December 29 1949)BirthSyed Kirmani, Indian cricket player
December 29th, 1949 (December 29 1949)BirthDavid Topliss, rugby league player
December 29th, 1947 (December 29 1947)BirthTed Danson, American actor
December 29th, 1947 (December 29 1947)BirthCozy Powell, English rock drummer (died in 1998)
December 29th, 1947 (December 29 1947)BirthVincent Winter, British actor (died in 1998)
December 29th, 1946 (December 29 1946)BirthMarianne Faithfull, British singer
December 29th, 1942 (December 29 1942)BirthRick Danko, Canadian musician (The Band) (died in 1999)
December 29th, 1942 (December 29 1942)BirthRajesh Khanna, Indian actor
December 29th, 1941 (December 29 1941)BirthRay Thomas, British musician (The Moody Blues)
December 29th, 1940 (December 29 1940)EventWorld War II: In The Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe firebombs London, killing almost 200 civilians.
December 29th, 1939 (December 29 1939)EventFirst flight of the Consolidated B-24.
December 29th, 1938 (December 29 1938)BirthHarvey Smith, English showjumper
December 29th, 1938 (December 29 1938)BirthJon Voight, American actor
December 29th, 1937 (December 29 1937)EventThe Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
December 29th, 1937 (December 29 1937)BirthWayne Huizenga, American football team owner
December 29th, 1937 (December 29 1937)BirthBarbara Steele, British actress
December 29th, 1937 (December 29 1937)DeathDon Marquis, American author (born in 1878)Don Marquis Quotes
December 29th, 1936 (December 29 1936)BirthMary Tyler Moore, American actress
December 29th, 1936 (December 29 1936)BirthRay Nitschke, American football player (died in 1998)
December 29th, 1934 (December 29 1934)EventJapan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
December 29th, 1934 (December 29 1934)BirthEd Flanders, American actor (died in 1995)
December 29th, 1932 (December 29 1932)BirthInga Swenson, American actress
December 29th, 1931 (December 29 1931)BirthPrince Gu of Korea, Korean royalty (died in 2005)
December 29th, 1930 (December 29 1930)EventSir Muhammad Iqbal s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the Two-Nation Theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
December 29th, 1929 (December 29 1929)DeathWilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (born in 1846)
December 29th, 1928 (December 29 1928)BirthBernard Cribbins, British actor
December 29th, 1927 (December 29 1927)BirthAndy Stanfield, American athlete (died in 1985)
December 29th, 1926 (December 29 1926)DeathRainer Maria Rilke, Austrian writer (born in 1875)Rainer Maria Rilke Quotes
December 29th, 1925 (December 29 1925)BirthPete Dye, American golf course architect
December 29th, 1924 (December 29 1924)DeathCarl Spitteler, Swiss writer, Nobel Prize laureate (born in 1845)
December 29th, 1922 (December 29 1922)BirthWilliam Gaddis, American writer (died in 1998)
December 29th, 1920 (December 29 1920)BirthViveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress (died in 1995)
December 29th, 1917 (December 29 1917)BirthTom Bradley, American politician (died in 1998)
December 29th, 1917 (December 29 1917)BirthRamanand Sagar, Indian film director (died in 2005)
December 29th, 1916 (December 29 1916)DeathGrigori Rasputin, Russian monk (born in 1869)
December 29th, 1915 (December 29 1915)BirthBill Osmanski, American football player (died in 1996)
December 29th, 1914 (December 29 1914)BirthBilly Tipton, American musician (died in 1989)
December 29th, 1914 (December 29 1914)BirthAlbert Tucker, Australian artist (died in 1999)
December 29th, 1911 (December 29 1911)EventSun Yat-sen becomes the first President of the Republic of China.
December 29th, 1911 (December 29 1911)EventMongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty.
December 29th, 1910 (December 29 1910)BirthRonald Coase, British economist, Nobel Prize laureate
December 29th, 1908 (December 29 1908)BirthHelmut Gollwitzer, German theologian (died in 1993)
December 29th, 1902 (December 29 1902)BirthNels Stewart, National Hockey League player (died in 1957)
December 29th, 1899 (December 29 1899)BirthNie Rongzhen, People s Liberation Army Chief of General Staff (died in 1992)
December 29th, 1897 (December 29 1897)DeathWilliam James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (born in 1812)William James Quotes
December 29th, 1896 (December 29 1896)BirthDavid Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (died in 1974)
December 29th, 1894 (December 29 1894)DeathChristina Rossetti, English poet (born in 1830)Christina Rossetti Quotes
December 29th, 1891 (December 29 1891)DeathLeopold Kronecker, German mathematician (born in 1823)
December 29th, 1890 (December 29 1890)EventUnited States soldiers clash with members of the Great Sioux Nation in the Wounded Knee Massacre.
December 29th, 1881 (December 29 1881)BirthJess Willard, American boxer (died in 1968)
December 29th, 1876 (December 29 1876)EventThe Ashtabula River Railroad bridge disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
December 29th, 1876 (December 29 1876)BirthPablo Casals, Catalan musician (died in 1973)Pablo Casals Quotes
December 29th, 1860 (December 29 1860)EventThe first British seagoing iron-clad warship, HMS Warrior is launched.
December 29th, 1859 (December 29 1859)BirthVenustiano Carranza, 54th President of Mexico (died in 1920)
December 29th, 1856 (December 29 1856)BirthThomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch mathematician (died in 1894)
December 29th, 1851 (December 29 1851)EventThe first American YMCA opens in Boston, Massachusetts.
December 29th, 1845 (December 29 1845)EventTexas is admitted as the 28th U.S. state.
December 29th, 1843 (December 29 1843)BirthElisabeth of Wied (pen name was Carmen Sylva), queen of Romania and writer (died in 1916)
December 29th, 1835 (December 29 1835)EventThe Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
December 29th, 1825 (December 29 1825)DeathJacques-Louis David, French painter (born in 1748)
December 29th, 1816 (December 29 1816)BirthCarl Ludwig, German physician (died in 1895)
December 29th, 1813 (December 29 1813)EventBritish soldiers burn Buffalo, New York during the War of 1812.
December 29th, 1812 (December 29 1812)EventThe USS Constitution under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures the HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three hour battle.
December 29th, 1809 (December 29 1809)BirthWilliam Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died in 1898)William Ewart Gladstone Quotes
December 29th, 1808 (December 29 1808)BirthAndrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (died in 1875)Andrew Johnson Quotes
December 29th, 1806 (December 29 1806)BirthWilliam Gladstone, Liberal Prime Minister
December 29th, 1800 (December 29 1800)BirthCharles Goodyear, American inventor (died in 1860)
December 29th, 1796 (December 29 1796)BirthJohann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist (died in 1877)
December 29th, 1786 (December 29 1786)EventFrench Revolution: The Assembly of Notables is convoked
December 29th, 1785 (December 29 1785)DeathJohan Herman Wessel, Norwegian poet (born in 1742)
December 29th, 1778 (December 29 1778)EventAmerican Revolutionary War: 3,500 British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell captures Savannah, Georgia without firing a shot.
December 29th, 1737 (December 29 1737)DeathJoseph Saurin, French mathematician (born in 1659)
December 29th, 1731 (December 29 1731)DeathBrook Taylor, English mathematician (born in 1685)
December 29th, 1721 (December 29 1721)BirthMadame de Pompadour, mistress of King Louis XV of France (died in 1764)
December 29th, 1709 (December 29 1709)BirthEmpress Elizabeth of Russia (died in 1762)
December 29th, 1689 (December 29 1689)DeathThomas Sydenham, English physician (born in 1624)
December 29th, 1661 (December 29 1661)DeathAntoine Gerard de Saint-Amant, French poet (born in 1594)
December 29th, 1634 (December 29 1634)DeathJohn Albert Vasa, Polish bishop (born in 1612)
December 29th, 1563 (December 29 1563)DeathSebastian Castellio, French theologian (born in 1515)
December 29th, 1170 (December 29 1170)EventThomas Becket: Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
December 29th, 1170 (December 29 1170)DeathThomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury (assassinated) (born in 1118)
December 29th, 0721 (December 29 0721)DeathEmpress Gemmei of Japan (born in 661)

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