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April 29th In Pop Culture History

1429 - 17 year-old Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orléans.

1864 - Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,

1962 - ABC's Wide World of Sports premiered.

1945 - The US Seventh Army's 45th Infantry Division liberated the Dachau concentration camp.

1945 - Adolf Hitler married his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.

1950 - #1 Hit April 29, 1950 - July 14, 1950: Anton Karas - The Third Man Theme

1953 - In the first 3D television broadcast, an episode of Space Patrol was shown on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.

1968 - Broadway Show - Hair (Musical) April 29, 1968

1983 - Valley Girl and The Hunger were released in theaters.

1991 (Cyclone) Bangladesh Cyclone, in Bangladesh killed 135,000 people.

1993 - A cartoon version of Barry White appeared on the fourth season finale of The Simpsons.

1992 - Rodney King trial verdict announced. Four police officers who had been charged with using excessive force in arresting black motorist Rodney King a year earlier were aquitted. Roiting ensued - over the next three days 53 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed.

1994 - When a Man Loves a Woman, With Honors, You So Crazy and No Escape debuted in theaters.

1996 - TV Land network made its debut.

1996 - Broadway Show - Rent (Musical) April 29, 1996

2005 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and XXX: State of the Union were released in theaters.

2011 - The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate (Catherine) Middleton.

2011 - Fast Five debuted in theaters.

2015 - A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox set the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero (0) fans were in attendance for the game, because the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.

April 29th Celebrity Birthdays

Now You Know...

Publisher, William Randolph Hearst (1863)
Actress, Alida J M Tartaud-Klein (1873)
Musician, Duke Ellington (1899)
Actress, Natalie Talmadge (1899)
Hirohito (1901)
Musician, Frank Parker (1903)
Musician, Russ Morgan (1904)
Director, Fred Zinneman (1907)
Musician, Tino Rossi (1907)
Musician, Philippe Brun (1908)
Actor, Tom Ewell (1909)
Actor, Richard Carlson (1912)
Musician, Jack Alexander Bentley (1913)
Actress, Ewan Roberts (1914)
Musician, Donald Mills (1915)
Actress, Celeste Holm (1917)
Director, Maya Deren (1917)
Actor, Tommy Noonan (1922)
Musician, Toots Thielemans (1922)
Director, Irvin Kershner (1923)
Actress, Maxine Audley (1923)
Actor, Ab Abspoel (1925)
Musician, Danny Davis (1925)
Actor, Ned Austin (1925, d.2007)
Musician, Big Jay McNeely (1928)
Musician, Carl Gardner (1928)
Actor, Jean Rochefort (1930)
Musician, Anthony "Lonnie" Donegan (1931)
Actor, William Ball (1931)
Director, King Hu (1932)
Actor, Keith Baxter (1933)
Musician, Raymond Earl Hill (1933)
Musician, Rod McKuen (1933)
Musician, Willie Nelson (1933)
Musician, Otis Rush (1934)
Comedian, Len Weinrib (1935)
Musician, April Stevens (1936)
Actor, Lane Smith (1936, d.2005)
Larry Niven (1938)
Musician, Klaus Voorman (1942)
Musician, Duane Allen (1943)
Actor, Richard Kline (1944)
Musician, Tammi Terrell (1945, d.1970)
Musician, Hugh Hopper (1945)
Actor, Richard Warwick (1945)
Director, John Waters (1946)
Director, Frank Roddam (1946)
Musician, Tommy James (1947)
Actor, Reb Brown (1948)
Actress, Anita Dobson (1949)
Director, Phillip Noyce (1950)
Racecar driver, Dale Earnhardt (1951, d.2001)
Actress, Deborah Van Valkenburgh (1952)
Comedienne, Norah Dunn (1952)
Musician, Deborah Iyall (1954)
Actor, Jerry Seinfeld (1954)
Actress, Kate Mulgrew (1955)
Actor, Leslie Jordan (1955)
Voice actress, Wendee Lee (1955)
Musician, Ron Verlin (1956)
Musician, Ketil Stokken (1956)
Musician, Richie C Robertson (1957)
Actor, Daniel Day-Lewis (1957)
Musician, Mark Kendall (1957)
Actress, Eve Plumb (1958)
Actress, Michelle Pfeiffer (1958)
Musician, Simon Edwards (1958)
Musician, Gerard Joling (1960)
Actor, Joseph Guzaldo (1960)
Musician, Phil King (1960)
Director, Caveh Zahedi,(1960)
Actor, Federico Castelluccio (1964)
Model, Rachel Williams (1967)
Musician, Master P (1967)
Musician, Carnie Wilson (1968)
Actor, Paul Adelstein (1969)
Tennis star, Andre Agassi (1970)
Actress, Uma Thurman (1970)
Musician, China Forbes (1970)
Musician, Jasper Wood (1974)
Musician, Anggun (1974)
TV host, Rocío Carrasco (1977)
Tennis player, Mike Bryan (1978)
Tennis player, Bob Bryan (1978)
Musician, Jo O'Meara, (1979)
Musician, Matt Tong (1979)
Musician, Kian Egan (1980)
Actor, Alex Vincent (1981)
Actress, Yuriko Shiratori (1983)
Actor, Sam Jones III (1983)
Actress, Taylor Cole (1984)
Actor, Firass Dirani, (1984)
Model, Renee Alway (1986)
Actress, Alicia Morton (1987)
Musician, Younha (1988)
Racehorse, Barbaro (2003, d.2007)

If you were born today, you were probably conceived on August 6th.

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