December 29 Birthdays in History - December 29 Deaths - December 29 Events



1985 Alexa Ray Joel, daughter of Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley
1978 LaToya London, American Musician
1975 Kalin Olson, Hot Springs, Arkansas, playmate, Aug 1997
1974 Brad Hodge, cricketer, promising Victorian middle-order batsman
1974 James Darling, linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles
1974 Tom Knight, cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals
1973 Tomas Perez, Barquisimeto Venezuela, infielder for the Toronto Blue Jays
1972 Jessica Lee McMinn, Miss North Carolina USA 1996
1972 Malcolm Seabron, NFL wide receiver for the Houston Oilers
1972 Melissa Hall, Miss USA-Minnesota 1997
1972 Randy Neal, NFL linebacker for the Cincinnati Bengals
1972 Jude Law, born in Lewisham, England, actor, producer, director, Academy Award nominee for movie 'Cold Mountain'
1971 Jay Fiedler, NFL quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles
1971 Jay Fiedler, WLAF quarterback for the Amsterdam Admirals
1971 Margot Thien, SD California, synchronized swimmer, 1996 Olympics gold
1971 Mark Montreuil, NFL cornerback for the San Diego Chargers
1971 Toby Mills, WLAF corner for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1970 Yaroslav Ihorovych Pustovyi, Kostroma Ukraine, cosmonaut
1968 Carlo H L Ponti, Jr., son of Carlo Ponti and Sophia Loren
1968 Darren Perry, NFL free safety for the Pittsburgh Steelers
1968 James Mouton, born in Denver, Colorado, outfielder for the Houston Astros
1968 James Mouton, outfielder for the Houston Astros
1967 Henry Jones, NFL safety for the Buffalo Bills
1967 Jason Gould, son of Elliot Gould/Barbra Streisand, Prince of Tides
1967 Kevin Toth, born in Cleveland, Ohio, shot putter
1967 Tony Tolbert, NFL defensive end for the Dallas Cowboys
1967 Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian Journalist
1966 Bruce Bulina, Vancouver BC, Canadian Tour golfer, 1990 Alberta Open
1966 Drew Hartt, Calgary Alta, Canadian Tour golfer, 1995 Desert Tour
1965 David Delfino, hockey goaltender, Team Italy 1998
1964 Craig Grebeck, Cerritos California, infielder for the Florida Marlins
1964 Kimberly Russell, actress, Sarah-Head of the Class
1962 Devon White, Kingston Jamacia, outfielder for the Florida Marlins
1961 Robert Louis Tewdwr Moss, journalist/travel writer
1960 Dave Gilbert, cricketer, Aussie pace bowler in 9 Tests 1985-86
1960 David Boon, cricketer, short backward square from Tasmania
1960 Dave Pelzer, American Writer
1959 Leslie Graves, Silver City, New Mexico, actress, Brenda-Capitol
1959 Paula Poundstone, comedienne, Emmy Awards
1959 Patricia Clarkson, American Actress
1958 Curt Allen Byrum, Onida, South Dakota, PGA golfer, 1989 Hardee's Golf Classic
1956 Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger, Josephine
1955 Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer, Doe Maar-Bomb
1955 Neil Giraldo, rocker, Pat Benatar Band
1954 Glenn Myernick, Trenton, New Jersey, U.S. soccer coach, 1996 Olympics gold
1954 Roger Voudouris, Sacramento California, rock vocalist
1953 Kate Schmidt, U.S. javelin thrower 1972 Olympics bronze
1952 Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, ballerina/druggie, Nutcracker
1952 Nikolai Andrianov, U.S.S.R., gymnast, Gold Medal 1972, 1976, 1980 Olympics
1951 Laurel Masse, Holland, Michigan, jazz singer, Manhattan Transfer-Operator
1951 Yvonne Elliman, U.S. actress and singer, I Don't Know How to Love Him
1950 Jon Polito, Philadelphia, actor, Fire With Fire, Homicide
1949 Syed Kirmani, cricketer, Indian keeper after Engineer
1947 Cozy Powell, England, rock drummer, Jeff Beck Group, Whitesnake, ELP
1947 Ted Danson, born in San Diego California, actor, Sam Malone-Cheers, 3 Men and a Baby
1946 Laffit Pincay, Jr., jockey, Kentucky Derby 1984, Belmont 1982 - 1984, Swale
1946 Marianne Faithfull, born in Hampstead, England, vocalist, Money
1946 Paul S. Trible, Jr., born in Baltimore, Maryland, Senator-R-Virginia 1983 - 1989
1945 Adje Roland, Dutch disc-jockey
1944 Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricket, opener scored century in Test vs. Pak 1973
1943 JHR Maij-Wegge, Dutch traffic minister, 19..-94
1941 Ray Thomas, England, rock vocalist, Moody Blues-Nights in White Satin
1940 Brigitte Kronauer, writer
1940 Ed Bruce, born in Keiser, Arkansas, country singer, Texas
1940 Peter Koelewijn, Dutch writer/vocalist, Come off that Roof
1939 Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives, 1978-
1938 Jon Voight, born in Yonkers, New York, actor, Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy
1938 Wayne Huizenga, CEO, Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins
1937 Mary Tyler Moore, born in Brooklyn, actress, Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People
1936 Ray Nitschke, NFL linebacker for the Green Bay Packers
1936 Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer
1935 Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire, Harrogate
1934 Ed Flanders, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, actor, Dr. Westphall-St. Elsewhere
1934 Tom Jarriel, LaGrange, Georgia, newscaster, ABC Weekend News, 20/20
1933 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist
1932 Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress, Gretchen-Benson
1931 Barbara Steele, England, actress, Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows
1928 Bernard Cribbins, Oldham England, actor, Val Doonican Show
1927 Jim Simpson, Washington D.C., sportscaster, Monday Night Baseball
1922 William Gaddis, American Novelist
1921 Dobrica Cosic, born in Velika Drenova, Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, now Serbia, writer, political, national theorist, first president of Federal Republic of Yugoslavia 1992 - 1993, called 'Father of the Nation'
1920 Syd Dernley, hangman
1920 Viveca Lindfors, Uppsala Sweden, actress, Way We Were, Welcome to LA
1920 Josefa Iloilo, Statesman
1919 Pieter Terpstra, Dutch journalist and writer, De dei is forroun/Havank-T
1919 Roman Vlad, composer
1919 Jim Murray, American Journalist
1919 James Patrick Murray, American Journalist
1917 Tom Bradley, Mayor-D-LA, 1973-
1915 Charles L[eonard] Harness, U.S., sci-fi author, Paradox Men, Wolfhead
1915 John P. W. Meefout, Dutch sculptor, Laying Woman
1915 Robert Ruark, U.S. writer, Something of Value
1913 Laurence Gower, academic
1912 Peggy Glanville-Hicks, Melbourne Australia, composer, Triad
1908 Claire Dodd, AR, actress, Ex-Lady, In the Navy
1908 Gerben Sonderman, Dutch test pilot, Fokker
1907 James Gardner, designer
1903 Clyde McCoy, jazz trumpeter/bandleader
1900 Willie Humphrey, jazz Clarinetist
1898 Jeanne Leleu, composer
1897 Hermann Heiss, composer
1896 David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexico, painter/muralist, Lib of Chile
1892 Emory Parnell, St. Paul Minnesota, actress, Rocket Man, County Fair
1890 Jozef Cantre, Flemish sculptor/wood carver
1888 Joseph Beran, Czechoslovakian archbishop of Prague/cardinal
1887 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, composer
1880 Jean-Fernand Vaubourgoin, composer
1879 Billy Mitchell, aviation hero Gen, WW I
1878 Felix M Abel, French bible scholar, Jerusalem Nouvelle
1876 Pablo Casals, born in El Vendrell, Catalonia, Spain, cellist, conductor and composer
1869 Bill Howell, cricketer, Australian bowler at turn of century
1866 Joseph Limburg, liberal Second-Member of parliament, 1905-19
1859 Venustiano Carranza, President of Mexico, 1915-20
1856 Thomas J Stieltjes, mathematician, Stieltjes integral
1850 Tomas Breton y Hernandez, composer
1843 Elisabeth OL, queen of Romania/poet, Rumanische Dichtungen
1843 Carmen Sylva, Romanian Royalty
1833 John James Ingalls, Rep-Ks
1831 Adam Badeau, Brigadier General Union volunteers
1813 Etienne-Joseph Soubre, composer
1809 Albert Pike, Brigadier General Confederate Army
1809 William Ewart Gladstone, Lib, British Prime Minister, 1868-74, '80-86, '92-94
1809 William Gladstone, British Leader
1808 Andrew Johnson, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Unionist, 17th President, 1865-69
1808 Gyorgy Apponyi, Hungarian Parliament member
1800 Charles Goodyear, inventor, vulcanization process for rubber
1792 Archibald Alison, Scottish historian, History of Europe
1776 Charles Macintosh, Scotland, patented waterproof fabric
1767 Aime Ambroise Simon Leborne, composer
1743 Alexander van Bylandt, Dutch military officer
1721 Madame De Pompadour, mistress of French King Louis the 15th
1709 Elisabeth Petrovna, tsarina of Russia/daughter of Peter the Great
1678 Gotthard Wagner, composer
1586 Francisco de Moncada, Spanish earl of Osuna/marquis of Aytona
1563 Francesco Maria Guaitoli, composer











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