April 29: Day of the Week
April 29, 2021 is the 119th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 246 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.
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Here’s the April calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Taurus is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Diamond is the modern birthstone for this month. Opal is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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April 29 Historical Event(s)
- 1903A 30 million cubic-metre landslide kills 70 in Frank, Alberta, Canada.
- 1945World War II: Start of Operation Manna.
- 1946The International Military Tribunal for the Far East convenes and indicts former Prime Minister of Japan Hideki Tojo and 28 former Japanese leaders for war crimes.
- 1953The first U.S. experimental 3D-TV broadcast showed an episode of Space Patrol on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
- 1965Pakistan’s Space and Upper Atmosphere Research Commission (SUPARCO) successfully launches its seventh rocket in its Rehber series.
- 1968The controversial musical Hair opens on Broadway.
- 1974Watergate Scandal: President Richard Nixon announces the release of edited transcripts of White House tape recordings related to the scandal.
- 1986A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.
- 2004Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.
- 2005Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.
Who were born on April 29?
- 1837Georges Boulanger, French general and politician (d. 1891)
- 1879Thomas Beecham, British conductor (d. 1961)
- 1893Harold C. Urey, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1981)
- 1909Tom Ewell, American actor (d. 1994)
- 1919Gérard Oury, French film actor and director (d. 2006)
- 1922Toots Thielemans, Belgian jazz guitarist and harmonica player
- 1934Luis Aparicio, Venezuelan baseball player
- 1979Matt Tong, British drummer (Bloc Party)
- 1983David Lee, American basketball player
- 1987Alicia Morton, American actress
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