September 29 Events in History - September 29 Birthdays - September 29 Deaths



2013 Rajkot, Gujarat, India experiences extremely heavy rains that cause damage estimated at over 100 rupees
2013 Austria holds its legislative election
2012 After the U.S. delists the Mujahideen-e Khalq as a terrorist entity, Iran accuses the United States of having 'double standards'
2012 Unseasonal flooding in Morocco causes three people to drown
2011 The European Financial Stability Facility is approved by the German Bundestag
2011 The Tiangong 1 space laboratory announces it has scheduled to launch from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in China's Gansu Province
2010 For the first time in two years, South Korea and North Korea reach an agreement to hold working-level military talks
2010 The U.S. House of Representatives imposes trade sanctions against China, which is believed to be undervaluing the yuan
2005 John G. Roberts is confirmed as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
2004 Yemeni judge sentences two Islamists death for the 2000 attack on the USS Cole, that killed 17 sailors
1997 Jury selection in Terry Nichols Oklahoma bombing trial begins
1996 "Delicate Balance" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City
1996 34th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats Spain in Atlantic City USA (5-0)
1996 Alanis Morissette ends her 1st U.S. tour (Houston Texas)
1996 Baltimore Orioles end season with record 257 home runs
1996 Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34
1996 Nintendo 64 video game system debuts in USA (3 months after Japan)
1996 Orioles Brady Anderson is 14th to hit 50 home runs
1996 San Diego Padres sweep Los Angeles Dodgers in race for NL West title
1996 Trish Johnson wins LPGA Fieldcrest Cannon Golf Classic
1996 U.S. wins Federation Cup over Spain
1995 Indians break 1902 Pirates record for largest lead over 2nd-place team (KC) (27 games)
1995 O. J. Simpson trial sent to the jury
1995 Saleem Elahi scores century on ODI debut, Pakistan vs. Sri Lanka
1995 U.S. space probe Ulyssus completes 2nd passage behind Sun
1994 1st phase of O. J. Simpson murder trial jury selection ends (304 chosen)
1994 House votes to end lobbyists buying meals and entertainment for Congress
1994 Pointer Sisters receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
1993 "Grace Under Fire," starring Brett Butler debuts on ABC-TV
1993 27th Country Music Association Award: Vince Gill wins
1992 Atlanta Braves wins 2nd straight NL West title
1992 Parliament suspends president Fernando Collor
1991 "My Own Private Idaho" premieres
1991 29th Ryder Cup: U.S. beats Europe, 14 -13 at Ocean Course (SC)
1991 Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic
1990 "Love and Affection" by Nelson peaks at #1 on pop singles chart
1990 "Street Scene" closes at New York State Theater New York City after 6 performances
1990 Brook Yeaton weds Traci Lords
1990 Reds are 1st NL team to clinch title, staying in 1st place all year
1990 U.S. Secretary of State James Baker meets with Vietnam's foreign minister
1990 Washington National Cathedral construction is completed after 83 years
1990 "Millie's Book" written by 1st Lady Barbara Bush for president's dog is a best-selling non-fiction book
1989 Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)
1989 Zsa Zsa Gabor convicted of slapping a police officer in Beverly Hills
1988 26th Space Shuttle mission, Discovery 7 launched
1988 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1988 Florence Griffith Joyner of USA sets 200m woman's record (21.34)
1988 U.N. peacekeeping forces win Nobel Peace prize
1988 Union Station reopens in Washington D.C.
1987 "Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1
1987 "thirtysomething," debuts on ABC-TV
1987 8th Emmy Sports Award presentation
1987 New York Yankee Don Mattingly hits record 6th grand slam of year
1986 "Airwolf," TV Adventure; moves to USA
1986 "Designing Women," TV Comedy, debuts on CBS
1986 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
1986 Indians Jay Bell is 10th to hit a home run on 1st major league pitch he sees
1986 Mary Lou Retton retires as a gymnast
1986 U.S.S.R. releases U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff confined on spy charges
1985 "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," returns to NBC-TV
1985 "Amazing Stories," by Steven Spielberg, debuts on NBC-TV
1985 "MacGyver," starring Richard Dean Anderson, debuts on ABC-TV
1985 Deron Cherry, Kansas City vs Seattle, has 4 interceptions!
1985 Houston quarterback Warren Moon sacked NFL tying record 12 times (by Cowboys)
1984 "(What) In Name Of Love" by Naked Eyes peaks at #39
1984 "Cruel Summer" by Bananarama peaks at #9
1984 "Drive" by Cars peaks at #3
1984 "Layin' It On Line" by Jefferson Starship peaks at #66
1984 "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince and Revolution peaks at #1
1984 "Pretty Mess" by Vanity peaks at #75
1984 "Torture" by Jacksons peaks at #17
1984 "When You Close Your Eyes" by Night Ranger peaks at #14
1984 "Yes Or No" by Go-Go's peak at #84
1984 Elizabeth Taylor, undergoing rehabilitation at the Betty Ford Clinic
1983 "A Chorus Line" 3,389 performance to become longest running Bdwy show
1983 1st time Congress invokes War Powers Act
1983 Airport of Beirut reopens
1983 Congress authorized President Reagan to keep 1,600 U.S. Marines in Lebanon
1983 Oakland A's Mike Warren no-hits Chicago White Sox, 3-0
1982 1st broadcast of "Cheers" on NBC-TV
1982 Cyanide laced Tylenol capsules kills 7 in Chicago
1982 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Malcolm McDowell wed Mary Steenburgen
1979 "Ain't That A Shame" by Cheap Trick peaks at #35
1979 "Bad Case Of Loving You" by Robert Palmer peaks at #14
1979 "Boom Boom (Out Go Lights)" by Pat Travers peaks at #56
1979 "Born To Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez peaks at #16
1979 "Cruel To Be Kind" by Nick Lowe peaks at #12
1979 "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern peaks at #18
1979 "Driver's Seat" by Sniff 'n' the Tears peaks at #15
1979 "Girls Talk" by Dave Edmunds peaks at #65
1979 "Lonesome Loser" by Little River Band peaks at #6
1979 "Message In A Bottle" by Police peaks at #1 in UK
1979 "What Cha Gonna Do With My Lovin'" by Stephanie Mills peaks at #22
1979 Astros' J R Richard strikes out NL season righty record of 313
1979 Gold hits record $400.20 an ounce in Hong Kong
1979 John Huston's "Wine Blood" premieres at New York Film Festival
1979 Los Angeles Dodger Manny Mota hits record 146th pinch hit
1979 Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland
1978 "Flying High," debuts on CBS
1978 "For Richer, For Poorer," TV Daytime Soap; last airs on NBC-TV
1977 "Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band," by Meco hits #1
1977 Eva Shain is 1st woman to referee a heavyweight championship
1977 James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid and overworked
1977 Muhammad Ali beats Earnie Shavers in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1977 Peter Schats circus opera "Houdini," premieres in Amsterdam
1977 Soviet space station Salyut 6 launched into Earth orbit
1976 "Alice," debuts on CBS-TV
1976 2nd Chamber recognizes Dutch Liberals/social democratic abortion law
1976 Boy George expelled from school
1976 San Francisco Giant John Montefusco no-hits Atlanta Braves, 9-0
1976 Syria drives Palestinian guerrillas out of Lebanon
1976 Tommy Lasorda replaces Walter Alston as Dodger manager
1976 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1976 Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest
1975 "Three For Money," debuts on NBC-TV
1975 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1975 WGPR-TV Detroit, 1st Black-owned station in U.S., began broadcasting
1974 4th New York City Women's Marathon won by Katherine Switzer in 3:07:29
1974 5th New York City Marathon won by Norbert Sander in 2:26:30
1974 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Portland Ladies Golf Classic
1973 "Jimmy Loves Mary-Anne" by Looking Glass peaks at #33
1973 "We're An American Band" by Grand Funk peaks at #1
1973 Baltimore Orioles pull their 5th triple play (5-4-3 vs Detroit)
1973 Insurance industry announces auto racers get into more highway accidents
1973 Soyuz 12 returns to Earth
1972 Japan and People's Republic of China begin diplomatic relations
1971 "McMillan and Wife," debuts on NBC-TV
1971 Cyclone and tidal wave off Bay of Bengal kills as many as 10,000
1971 Orbiting Solar Observatory VII launched
1971 Ron Hunt is hit by a pitch for record 50th time in a season
1971 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1970 "NET Festival," last aired
1969 "Bright Promise," TV Daytime Soap; debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Letters To Laugh-In," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Love American Style," premieres on ABC-TV
1969 "Name Droppers," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 "Sale Of Century," debuts on NBC-TV
1969 7th Mayor's Trophy Game, Mets beat Yankees 7-6
1969 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1969 Jackie DeShannon gets Gold Record for "Put Little Love in Your Heart"
1969 Red Sox Rico Petrocelli hits shortstop record 40th home run of season
1969 Steve O'Neal of New York Jets, kicks longest NFL punt; 98 yards vs Denver
1968 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown
1968 Chuck Latourette, sets NFL record 47.7 yd punt return avg (3 punts)
1967 Gladys Knight and Pips releases "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
1967 International Monetary Fund reforms world monetary system
1967 Mickey Hart joins the Grateful Dead and plays the Straightater
1966 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
1966 Sandy Koufax pitches 3rd 300-strikeout season
1965 Ralph Boston of U.S., sets then long jump record at 27' 4 3/4"
1965 St. L Cards Charlie Johnson passes for 6 touchdowns vs Cleveland (49-13)
1965 WLVT TV channel 39 in Allentown, Pennsylvania (PBS) begins broadcasting
1965 Phillies catcher Pat Corrales sets record by reaching base twice on catcher's interference in one game and 6 times in one season
1964 Greece and Bulgaria close boundaries
1963 "Judy Garland Show," debuts on CBS-TV
1963 "My Favorite Martian," starring Ray Walston, debuts on CBS-TV
1963 2nd session of Ecumenical council, 'Vatican II,' opens in Rome
1963 Card's Stan Musial's final game, gets his 3,629th and 3,630th hit
1963 Houston Colt .45 John Paciorek goes 3 for 3 in his only game
1963 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1963 Pope Paul opens 2nd sitting of 2nd Vatican council
1963 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley and Everly Bros)
1963 Stan Musial Day in St. Louis
1962 "Alley Cat" by Bent Fabric and His Piano peaks at #7
1962 "Green Onions" by Booker T and MG's peaks at #3
1962 "My Fair Lady" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater New York City after 2,715 performances
1962 "Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1962 "You Can't Judge A Book By Cover" by Bo Diddley peaks at #48
1962 Algerian government of Ben Bella forms
1962 Indians and Angels set AL record of 40 strikeouts in a doubleheader
1962 John F. Kennedy authorized use of federal troops to integrate University of Mississippi
1962 Launch of Alouette 1, 1st Canadian satellite (on U.S. Delta rocket)
1962 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1961 "Detectives," TV Crime Drama; moves to NBC-TV
1961 Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester
1961 Mamum Kuzbari becomes premier of Syria
1960 "Johnny Ringo," TV Western Drama; last airs on CBS-TV
1960 "My Three Sons" starring Fred MacMurray, debuts on ABC-TV
1960 "Outlaws," TV Western Drama; debuts on NBC-TV
1960 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
1960 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 527 performances
1959 "Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis," debuts on CBS-TV
1959 "Philip Marlowe," debuts on ABC-TV
1959 Dodgers win game 2 of playoff, 6-5, and take NL pennant
1959 Little Anthony and the Imperials record "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop"
1959 Sultan of Brunei promulgates a constitution
1958 "Studio One," TV Anthology Drama last airs on CBS-TV
1958 "Summertime Blues" by Eddie Cochran peaks at #8
1958 "Texan," debuts on CBS-TV
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 "DuPont Show of the Month," debuts on CBS-TV
1957 "Paul Winchell Show," debuts on ABC-TV
1957 300 die as express train hits stalled train (Montgomery W Pakistan)
1957 Buddy Holly and Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
1957 New York Giants play and lose their last game at Polo Grounds (9-1 to Pitts)
1957 Passenger train and oil train crash in Gambar West Pakistan, 300 die
1956 "I Love Mickey" by Mickey Mantle and Teresa Brewer peaks at #87
1956 "Oh! Susanna," debuts on CBS-TV
1956 New York Yankees Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd home run of season
1955 "Sergeant Preston," debuts on CBS
1955 Ali Sastroamidjojo's PNI wins elections in Indonesia
1955 Arthur Millers "View From The Bridge," premieres in New York City
1954 "Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol
1954 "Masquerade Party," TV game Show; moves to ABC
1954 "Star is Born" starring Judy Garland and James Mason premieres
1954 Bennekom soccer team forms in Bennekom
1954 KALB TV channel 5 in Alexandria, LA (NBC/ABC) begins broadcasting
1954 Willie Mays famous over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz' 460' drive
1953 "Buick-Berle Show," debuts on NBC-TV
1953 "Make Room for Daddy," starring Danny Thomas, premieres on ABC-TV
1953 1st department store to sell insurance is Carson Pirie Scott in Chicago, Illinois
1953 Baltimore Mayor D'Alesandro buys Veeck's interest in Browns for $2,475,000
1953 Milton Berle Show premieres
1953 U.S. government gives France $385 million for combat in Indo-China
1952 "Lights Out," last airs on NBC-TV
1952 Stan Musial makes his only major league pitching appearance
1951 1st color telecast of football game on network, Philadelphia (CBS)
1951 Emile Zatopek runs world record 20,000 m and 10 mile
1951 S. B. Nicholson discovers 12th satellite of Jupiter
1950 "Tin Pan Alley TV," last airs on ABC-TV
1950 Telephone Answering Machine created by Bell Laboratories
1950 New York Yankees clinch 2nd consecutive pennant under Casey Stengel
1949 "Front Page," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 "Inside USA With Chevrolet," debuts on CBS-TV
1949 Elia Kazan's "Pinky" starring Ethel Waters opens at Rivoli
1949 George Lascelles marries Maria Stein
1948 Laurence Olivier's "Hamlet" opens at Park Avenue Cinema
1948 WBAP (now KXAS) TV channel 5 in Fort Worth-Dallas, Texas (NBC) begins
1948 WSB TV channel 2 in Atlanta, Georgia (ABC) begins broadcasting
1947 Dizzy Gillespie presented his 1st Carnegie Hall concert in NY
1947 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox
1947 Record World Series crowd of 73,365 at Yankee Stadium ($325,828)
1946 "Adventures of Sam Spade" debuts on CBS Radio
1946 1st time NL pennant ends in a tie (Cards and Dodgers)
1946 Al Couture knockouts Ralph Walton in Lewiston Maine in 10 seconds
1946 Los Angeles (previously Cleveland) Rams play 1st NFL game in LA
1946 NPS, Nationale Party Suriname, forms
1945 Cubs clinch NL pennant
1944 Browns last in AL attendance,only 6,172 watch them sweep New York Yankees in DH
1944 Soviet troops invade Yugoslavia
1943 1st Silbertanne-murder by German occupiers in Meppel
1943 Eisenhower and Italian Marshal Pietro Badoglio sign an armistice
1943 German riots at Amsterdam Jews
1943 Zjadovs 5th Gardeleger/Managarovs 53rd Army reconquer Kremenchug
1942 32 degrees F lowest temperature ever recorded in Cleveland in Sept
1942 Government of De Gaulle cancels agreement of Munich
1941 Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title
1941 Million jam downtown Brooklyn to cheer NL champ Dodgers in a parade
1941 Nazi mass murder at Babi Jar, Soviet Union
1940 "Double or Nothing," a radio quiz show, 1st heard on Mutual Radio Net
1940 "Strike Up Band," opens
1940 1st U.S. merchant ship "Booker T Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware
1938 1st archival course is offered at Columbia University in New York City
1938 Treaty of Munich signed by Hitler, Mussolini, Daladier and Chamberlain
1937 Frans Slaats bicycles world record time (45,563 km)
1936 Radio used for 1st time for a presidential campaign
1935 5th Ryder Cup: U.S., 9-3 at Ridgewood Country Club, New Jersey
1934 Rondo Hatton weds Mabel Housh
1933 Little King, Cartoon Character, by Von Beuren, debut
1932 "Bill of Divorcement" premieres at the Mayfair
1930 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
1930 Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee
1930 Boqueron battle ends Paraguay border dispute
1930 Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
1930 New York City College offers 1st course in radio advertising
1928 Cardinals win NL pennant with a 3-1 win at Boston
1928 New York Yankees (17) Tigers (28) set 9 inning hit record (45)-Tigers win 19-10
1927 Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
1927 Telephone service begins between U.S. and Mexico
1927 Tornado strikes St. Louis Missouri, 85 die
1926 Norma Shearer wed Irving Thalberg
1925 French General of Morocco, marshal Lyautey, is dismissed
1925 Greek republican constitution enforced
1924 Santo Domingo joins League of Nations
1924 Senators clinch pennant, finishing 2 games in front of Yankees
1923 6th PGA Championship: Gene Sarazen at Pelham CC Pelham NY
1923 Steinhart Aquarium in Golden Gate Park opens to public
1922 Mussolini ask Vatican for support of fascist party program
1921 Pirates drop doubleheader to Cards to allow idle Giants to clinch NL
1920 Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54
1920 Belgium annexes Eupen/Malmedy
1920 Joseph Horne Company in Pittsburgh sells radios for $10
1918 Allied forces scored a decisive breakthrough of Hindenburg Line
1915 1st transcontinental radio telephone message is sent
1915 British army conquerors Chilly al Imara, Mesopotamie
1915 Dutch Opera's 1st performance
1915 Herbert/Blossoms musical "Princess Pat," premieres in New York City
1915 Hurricane claims 275 in Mississippi Delta
1915 Philadelphia Phillies clinch their 1st pennant
1914 Boston Braves, who were in last place in mid-July, clinch NL pennant
1913 Sam S Shubert Theater opens at 225 W 44th St. New York City
1913 Washington Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game
1912 French/British troops lands on Samoa
1911 Gun magazine of French battleship Liberte explode
1911 Italy declares war on Turkey
1911 New York Yankees steal 15 bases and get 13 walks, beating Browns 16-12; with a major-league record 6 stolen bases in 1 inning
1908 Calgary Rugby Football Union forms
1907 Construction begins on Washington National Cathedral
1906 U.S. intervenes in Cuba ousts dictator Estrada Palma
1904 1st monument honoring Spanish American War erected (Monroeville Ohio)
1902 Impresario David Belasco opens his 1st Broadway theater
1898 French troops reach Guinea and Sudan, Samori caught
1890 1st pro baseball game, New York Metropolitans beat Washington Nationals 4-2 in 5 innings at Polo Grounds in New York City
1879 NL owners meeting in Buffalo adopt reserve clause, giving each team exclusive rights to their players
1875 US-Spanish relations decline in wake of Cuban rebellion
1872 "3 Fingers" Mackenzie destroys Kwahadi-Commanche village
1872 Kiowa-chief Lone Wolf captures Satanta and Big Tree
1864 Battle of Waynesboro and New Market Heights VA
1863 Opera "Pescatori di Perle" is produced (Paris)
1859 Great auroral display in US
1853 Emigrant ship "Annie Jane" sinks off Scotland, drowning 348
1849 1st passenger train service to Peekskill New York (New Haven Railroad)
1829 London's Metropolitan Police Force goes on duty (Scotland Yard)
1815 King Willem I forms Order of Dutch Lion
1793 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
1789 1st congress adjourns
1789 U.S. War Department established a regular army
1785 Chasidic sect is excommunicated in Cracow Poland
1678 France and Brandenburg signs peace treaty
1650 2nd Fronde-uprising ends
1650 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
1608 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
1567 War of Religion - Huguenots try to kidnap king Charles IX
1564 Robert Dudley becomes earl of Leicester
1524 Emperor Charles V's troops give siege of Marseille
1521 Turkish troops occupy Belgrade
1364 Battle of Auray, English forces defeat French at Brittany
1349 People of Krems Austria accuse Jews of poisoning wells
1227 Pope Gregory IX excommunicate German emperor Frederik II
1187 Saladins army marches into Jerusalem
1066 William the Conqueror invade England
855 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope
440 Pope Leo I the Great, installed
235 St. Pontianus ends his reign as Catholic Pope
219 Batavian soldiers consecrate altar on Hercules Magusanus Rome











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