October 29 Events in History - October 29 Birthdays - October 29 Deaths
2014 The World Health Organization reports that the rate of Ebola infection is slowing in Liberia, with hospitals now at less than full capacity; the slowdown is attributed to a campaign to educate citizens on safe burial practices
2014 The San Francisco Giants are this year's World Champions of Baseball after winning the World Series over the Kansas City Royals with a score of 3-2; this marks the third title by the Giants in the last 5 years
2013 The NASDAQ index was shut down for 44 minutes due to a human error that occurred while performing an operational function; the error resulted in the flawed delivery of date to the NASDAQ distribution system
2013 A railway under the sea, first proposed by Ottoman Sultan Abdulmejid 150 years ago is completed; the sea tunnel, connecting Europe and Asia is the deepest submerged railway tunnel of its kind in the world
2012 The governing Worker's Party takes control of Brazil's financial capital and largest city when Fernando Haddad is elected mayor of Sao Paulo
2012 Publishers Penguin and Random House merge to become Penguin Random House, the largest publisher in the world
2011 A lockout causes the Australia's Qantas airlines to ground its entire fleet while it handles the ongoing industrial dispute
2011 Millions lose power after the northeastern United States and Mid-Atlantic United States are struck by a rare October snow storm
2010 Japan's Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission and the Tokyo Stock Exchange conduct an insider trading investigation of Japanese companies
2010 A series of eight 3G wireless transmitters have been installed along the trail to base camps on Mount Everest, with coverage reaching the summit
2009 Oil giant Dutch Shell warns its outlook remains uncertain after reporting its quarterly profit fell by 73%
2008 Northwest Airlines and Delta Air Lines merge
1999 Cyclone/tidal surge kills as many as 10,000 in eastern India
1998 John Glenn returns to space at the age of 77 as a payload specialist on the Discovery
1995 "Fool Moon" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City
1995 Sunday New York News increases price from $1.00 to $1.25
1995 U.S. beats Japan, 19-17, at Nichirei International LPGA Golf Tournament
1994 Antonov AN-12 having an accident at Ust-Ilimsk Kaluga, 21 killed
1994 New York Lotto pays $60 million+
1994 National Museum of American Indian opens (New York City)
1993 Dow Jones index reaches record 3687.86
1991 Buck Showalter replaces Stump Merrill as New York Yankee manager
1990 30 die in a (5.7) earthquake in Algeria
1989 Colleen Walker wins LPGA Nichirei Golf International
1989 New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority opens 63rd street extension to subway
1989 Ozzie Newsome ends NFL streak of 150 consecutive game receptions
1988 2,000 U.S. anti-abortion protesters arrested for blocking clinics
1988 China announces a herbal male contraceptive
1988 Jim Elliott (U.S.) begins 24-hour paced outdoor race for 548.9 mi
1988 Soviets 1st scheduled shuttle launch (postponed)
1987 "Don't Get God Started" opens at Longacre Theater New York City for 86 performances
1987 Thomas Hearns wins unprecidented 4th different weight boxing title
1986 Kirk Muller scores New Jersey Devil record 6 point, beat Penguins, 8-6
1986 Padres pitcher LaMarr Hoyt is arrested at US-Mexico border for drugs
1986 West Indies all out for 53 vs. Pakistan (Abdul Qadir 6-16)
1985 Cards' Joaquin Andujar suspended for 10 games for bumping an ump
1984 Orlando Pizzolato (2:14:53) and Greta Weitz (2:29:30) win New York Marathon
1983 Notre Dame's Gil Fenerty rushes for 337 yards and 6 touchdowns
1982 Car maker John DeLorean indicted for drug trafficking, later acquitted
1982 Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson release "Girl is Mine"
1981 Bill Giles becomes CEO of Philadelphia Phillies
1979 Billy Martin fired as Yankee manager (2nd time)
1979 Silvia Bertolaccini wins LPGA Colgate Far East Golf Open
1977 "Act" opens at Majestic Theater New York City for 233 performances
1977 Texas' Russell Erideben kicks his 3rd 60 yard field goal of the season
1977 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1975 Boston's Fred Lynn is the overwhelming choice as AL Rookie of Year
1975 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1974 Law bans discrimination of sex or marital status in credit application
1972 Don Cockroft of Cleveland Browns kicks 57-yard field goal
1972 Jo Ann Prentice wins LPGA Corpus Christi Civitan Golf Open
1970 WYEA (now WLTZ) TV channel 38 in Columbus, Georgia (NBC) 1st broadcast
1969 Tom Seaver voted NL Cy Young Award
1969 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1969 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1968 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Sary Shagan U.S.S.R.
1967 Danny Abramowicz begins NFL streak of 105 consecutive game receptions
1967 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Alamo Ladies' Golf Open
1967 MacDermot, Ragni and Rado's musical "Hair," premieres in New York City
1966 Lunar Orbiter 1 crashes on moon: 6.7 degrees N 162 degrees E
1966 National Organization of Women founded
1965 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Amchitka Island Aleutians
1964 Bobby Simpson completes cricket century in each innings vs. Pakistan
1964 Karmi'el founded in Galilee
1964 Star of India and other jewels are stolen in New York
1964 Town of Karmiel founded in Galilee
1964 United Rep of Tanganyika and Zanzibar renamed United Rep of Tanzania
1963 "Meet the Beatles" booklet is published
1961 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1960 Chartered C46 carrying California State's football team crashes, kills 16
1960 Muhammad Ali's 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6
1959 10 nation soccer league to play all games on New York Randalls Is, announced
1958 Boris Pasternak refuses Nobel prize for literature
1958 Dr. F. Mason Sones is 1st doctor to perform a coronary angiogram
1958 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1957 Hand grenade explodes in Israel's Knesset (Parliament)
1956 Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, NBC News, team up
1956 International zone of Tangier returns to Morocco
1956 Israeli paratroopers drop into Sinai to open Straits of Tiran
1955 Belgium signs accord for 5 day work week (45 hours)
1955 Emile Zatopek runs world record 15 mile (1:14:01) and 25,000m (1:16:36)
1954 Colonel Nasser disbands Moslem Brothership
1954 Sweden begins experimental TV
1953 A Baltimore group purchases St. Louis Browns
1950 British minister of Finance Stafford Cripps resigns
1950 Wally Triplett avgs 735 yards on 3 kickoff returns
1950 Cleveland Browns' Marion Motley sets record for highest avg gain in a game with 17.1 (10 attempts), Cleveland 45, Pittsburgh 7
1949 White Sox trade Joe Tipton to A's for Nellie Fox
1948 Israeli forces liberate Meron and Gush-Halev
1947 Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherland form Benelux Union
1947 Trial of art forger Han of Meegeren begins in Amsterdam
1945 1st ball point pen goes on sale, 57 years after it is patented
1945 Happy Chandler, resigns as U.S. Senator, remains as baseball commish
1944 1st Polish Armoured Division liberates Breda, Netherlands
1944 Cabadese 2nd Infantry division frees Goes South-Beveland
1943 3 allied officers escape out camp Stalag Luft 3
1942 7th day of battle at El Alamein: Montgomery assault
1942 Alaska highway completed
1942 Branch Rickey named president/General Manager of Brooklyn Dodgers
1942 Nazi's murder 16,000 Jewish in Pinsk, Soviet Union
1941 Cole Porters musical "Let's Face It," premieres in New York City
1940 Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson drew 1st number-158-in 1st peacetime military draft in U.S. history
1939 Golden Gate International Exposition closes (1st closure)
1939 NHL Babe Seibert Memorial Game: All-Stars beat Montreal 5-3
1932 French liner Normandie is launched
1931 Lefty Grove, A's pitcher who won 31 games, is named the AL's MVP
1930 1st Eastern Canada night CF game: Oshawa vs Toronto Balmy Beach
1929 Black Tuesday, Stock Market crashes triggers Great Depression
1924 "Dixie to Broadway," opens at Broadhurst Theater
1924 Labour loses British parliamentary election
1923 "Runnin' Wild" (introducing Charleston) opens on Broadway
1923 Army move SPD/KPD-government to German part of Saxon
1923 Gibbs/Grey/Wood's revue "Runnin' Wild," premieres in New York City
1923 Textile strike in Enschede, Netherlands, against lower wages, begins
1923 Turkey declares independence (successor state to Ottoman Empire)
1920 Ed Barrow appointed General Manager of New York Yankees
1915 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France
1915 Thomas Masaryk claims independence for Czechoslovakia
1914 Turkish warships storm Black Sea
1910 Bob Simpson of Hamilton Tigers kicks record 11 singles in a game
1905 Hottentot chief Hendrik Witbooi fataly injured
1904 1st intercity trucking service (Colorado City and Snyder, Texas)
1904 IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit) subway (New York City) opens
1894 1st election of Hawaiian Republic
1889 New York Giants (NL) beat Brooklyn (AA) in world series 6 games to 3
1889 Queen Victoria grants Cecil Rhodes rights to Zambezia
1889 Stanley Park dedicated in Vancouver, BC
1888 Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for BSA Company
1872 J. S. Risdon patents metal windmill
1867 Mail packets "Rhone" and "Wye" capsizes off St. Thomas Virgin Islands
1864 Greek parliament accept new Constitution
1863 International Comm of Red Cross forms (Nobel 1917, 1944, 1963)
1833 1st U.S. college fraternity to have a fraternity house founded
1814 "Demologos," 1st steam-powered warship, is launched
1811 1st Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans
1794 French troops occupies Venlo
1787 Opera "Don Giovanni" is produced (Prague)
1727 Severe earthquake in New England
1709 England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
1682 William Penn lands at what is now Chester, Pennsylvania
1591 Giovanni A Facchinetti elected as Pope Innocentius IX
1552 Czar Ivan IV escapes back to Moscow after battle
1508 Gelderse troops occupies Kuinre
439 Vandalen under Genseric occupy Carthago