We take a look at some of the events that occurred on April 29th.
Today In …
1429 - Joan of Arc arrived to aide in the Siege of Orleans.
1770 - James Cook arrived at what would become Australia’s Botany Bay.
1992 - The L.A. riots began after the verdict of the Rodney King trial.
Sharing A Birthday Today…
Andre Agassi the tennis champion was born in 1970.
Duane Allen a member of the Oak Ridge Boys quartet was born in 1943.
George Allen the former football coach of the Washington Redskins was born in 1918.
Barbaro the champion racehorse was born in 2003.
Jay Cutler quarterback for the Denver Broncos was born in 1983.
Daniel Day-Lewis who starred in “My Left Foot”, “Last of the Mohicans” and “Gangs of New York” was born in 1957.
Nora Dunn a “Saturday Night Live” alumni who also appeared in “Bruce Almighty” and “Runaway Jury” was born in 1952.
Dale Earnhardt the legendary NASCAR driver was born in 1951.
Duke Ellington the renowned jazz musician was born in 1899.
William Randolph Hearst the American publishing magnate was born in 1863.
Celeste Holm who starred in “All About Eve” and “Gentlemen’s Agreement” was born in 1917.
Master P the actor/rap artist was born in 1967.
Kate Mulgrew who starred on TV’s “Star Trek Voyager” was born in 1955.
Michelle Pfeiffer who starred in “Dangerous Liaisons”, “Up Close and Personal” and “What Lies Beneath” was born in 1958.
Eve Plumb best known as middle sister Jan on TV’s “The Brady Bunch” was born in 1958.
Jerry Seinfeld comedian and star of TV’s “Seinfeld” was born in 1954.
Lane Smith who appeared in “My Cousin Vinny” and starred on TV’s “Lois & Clark: The New Adventure of Superman” was born in 1936.
Uma Thurman star of “Pulp Fiction”, “Kill Bill” and “My Super Ex-Girlfriend” was born in 1970.
Carnie Wilson one third of the musical trio Wilson Phillips was born in 1968.
We Said Goodbye To…
Catherine of Siena the patron saint of Italy passed away in 1380 at the age of 33.
Michael Gordon the man behind the camera of such notable films as “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Pillow Talk” passed away in 1993 at the age of 83.
Alfred Hitchcock the legendary director of “Psycho”, “The Birds” and “Rear Window” passed away in 1980 at the age of 80.
Mick Ronson the noted rock guitarist passed away in 1993 at the age of 46.
Top Of The Charts On This Day In…
1950 - “The Third Man Theme” by Anton Karas
Memorable Sports Moments In…
1967 - Muhammad Ali was stripped of his heavyweight title after refusing to take the U.S. Army oath.
1986 - Roger Clemens made baseball history when he struck out 20 batters.
1945 - Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun were married.
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