This article is about December 29th. For the schooner December 29, see December 29 (1827).
The December 29 is the 363.er (sixty three hundredth third) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, and 364.º (three hundredth sixty – fourth) in leap years. There are 2 days left to end the year.
- 1 Events
- 2 Births
- 3 Deaths
- 4 Celebrations
- 4.1 Catholic saints
- 4.1.1 Patriarchs
- 4.1.2 Saints
- 4.1.3 Blessed
- 4.1 Catholic saints
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- 603: Witerico, king of Visigothic Spain, usurps power after leading a revolt of nobles.
- 1170: Tomás Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated by four horsemen and by order of Enrique II of England.
- 1370: The soldier from Elche, Francesc Cantó, who was guarding the beach of Tamarit (in Santa Pola, today), saw a closed box in the sea. This box had Soc per a Elx (‘I am for Elche’, in Valencian) written on the lid and inside there was an image of the Virgin and the consueta of the Misteri d’Elx
- 1418: Boniface I is elected pope.
- 1489: in Spain, the Muslim town of Fiñana (Almería) is conquered by the Christian troops of the Catholic Monarchs.
- 1503: Battle of the Garellano, warfare between French and Spanish troops during the Second Naples War.
- 1566: In Rostock, Germany, the Danish astrologer Tycho Brahe (1546-1601) duels with an aristocrat who scoffed at his astrological prediction about the future death of Suleiman the Magnificent, who had died on September 6.
- 1587: in the corral de la Cruz in Madrid, the playwright Lope de Vega is arrested and imprisoned, accused of defamation.
- 1609: the city of San Ignacio Guazú is founded in Paraguay.
- 1711: Felipe V founds the National Library of Spain in Madrid.
- 1775: the city of Nueva Guatemala de la Asunción is officially founded in Guatemala.
- 1813: Napoleon Bonaparte forces his brother José to abdicate the crown of Spain.
- 1820: the independence of Trujillo, Peru, from Spain is proclaimed.
- 1823: Chile promulgates a new Political Constitution.
- 1825: in Bolivia Simón Bolívar resigns the presidency of the Republic, which is assumed by Antonio José de Sucre.
- 1841: in Chile, the French naturalist Claudio Gay is granted Chilean nationality by grace.
- 1845: The United States annexes the Mexican state of Texas (fulfilling the doctrine of manifest destiny).
- 1854: in Valladolid (Spain) the first number of El Norte de Castilla is published, a newspaper that is still being published today.
- 1858: in Madrid (Spain) the North of Spain Railroad Company is established for the construction of the Madrid-Irún line.
- 1863: in Egypt the Suez Canal is inaugurated, joining the waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea.
- 1865: in Tetela de Ocampo, Puebla, Mexico a battle takes place between the Austro-Hungarian legion and the Sixth Battalion of Puebla.
- 1874: in Sagunto (Spain), General Martínez Campos makes the “Pronouncement of Sagunto” in favor of the monarchy of Alfonso XII, thus ending the First Spanish Republic
- 1890: in South Dakota (United States) soldiers of the 7th Cavalry Regiment shot dead (Wounded Knee Massacre) between 135 and 300 Lakota Indians (men, women, children and the elderly).
- 1902: the Austro-Hungarian Government denounces the commercial treaty with Italy.
- 1911: the president of the Council of Ministers of the Chinese imperial government, Yuan Shikai, and the provisional republican government of Sun Yat-sen set the regulations for the appointment of a National Assembly in charge of monitoring the future regime.
- 1914: Belgian newspapers are not published, in protest against German censorship.
- 1915: Pedro I of Serbia takes refuge on the island of Corfu, with the remains of his Army.
- 1917: in Buenos Aires, the Argentine government ships 24,000 tons of wheat to alleviate hunger in Spain.
- 1925: Reza Khan is appointed the new Shah of Iran.
- 1926: in Rome, Germany and Italy sign an arbitration treaty.
- 1931: in New York, the Spanish dancer Antonia Mercé “La Argentinita” makes her debut with great success.
- 1933: in Romania, members of the Iron Guard assassinate the anti-fascist Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Duca.
- 1934: at the Spanish Theater in Madrid the play Yerma, by Federico García Lorca, is premiered.
- 1937: Following the entry into force of the new Irish constitution, England declares that the Irish Free State remains an integral part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
- 1943: Josip Broz Tito becomes a marshal and receives full powers in hiding.
- 1943: on the Sangro front, the Allied troops resume the offensive in Italy.
- 1945: in Madrid the film The Last of the Philippines is released, declared of national interest.
- 1948: in Java (Indonesia) military operations are suspended after the fighting between allies and Japan, in World War II.
- 1949: in Hungary companies with more than 10 employees are nationalized.
- 1955: in the Soviet Union, Nikolai Bulganin affirms before the Supreme Soviet that the Soviet Union possesses “the absolute weapon”, an intercontinental rocket capable of transporting the H-bomb over a distance of 4000 km.
- 1956: Elia Kazan’s film Baby Doll is premiered in Paris.
- 1962: at the South African Grand Prix, the British Graham Hill is proclaimed Formula 1 world champion.
- 1965: in Sydney (Australia) he wins the Davis Cup in tennis by defeating Spain in the final.
- 1968: Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield defeats Racing Club in the triangular final 4-2 and becomes champion of the 1968 National Tournament, in what was its first title in history.
- 1969: cessation of the Spanish Minister of Information and Tourism, Manuel Fraga Iribarne.
- 1976: in Buenos Aires, the Videla dictatorship (1976-1983) kidnaps the Peronist trade unionist Jorge Di Pascuale (47) and assassinated him on February 3, 1977.
- 1978: the new Constitution comes into force in Spain.
- 1980: In the Chinese province of Yunan, the skull of an eight-million-year-old hominid is discovered.
- 1981: Julio Iglesias Puga, father of the singer Julio Iglesias, is kidnapped by a commando from the terrorist band ETA.
- 1983: Carolina of Monaco, Princess of Monaco and Duchess of Valentinois, marries the Italian billionaire Stéfano Casiraghi in a second marriage.
- 1987: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Romanenko lands aboard the Soyuz TM-3 spacecraft, in the Kazakhstan desert, after spending 327 days in space and becoming the man who has endured space weightlessness the longest.
- 1989: the Federal Assembly of Czechoslovakia unanimously elects playwright Vaclav Havel as the country’s new president.
- 1989: The Aragón oil tanker causes a slick of 25,000 tons of crude oil in Madeira.
- 1989: the Ibex 35 index of the Madrid Stock Exchange is launched in Spain.
- 1990: in Colombia, the Revolutionary Workers Party abandons the armed struggle.
- 1990: in Argentina, President Carlos Menem in charge of the PEN sanctions Decree 2741/1990, pardoning former members of the military junta who in 1985 had been convicted of State terrorism.
- 1991: the president of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov, is re-elected in an election in which the independence of the republic was supported.
- 1992: The United States and Russia sign an agreement on the Strategic Nuclear Weapons Reduction Treaty (START II).
- 1992: Fernando Collor de Mello resigns as president of Brazil and is replaced by Itamar Franco.
- 1992: Kenya holds the first multi-party elections in 26 years, with massive turnout to the polls.
- 1993: in Spain, SUDEBAN authorizes the official operation of Banco Confederado as a commercial bank.
- 1996: the government of the Republic of Guatemala and the guerrillas sign the Firm and Lasting Peace Accords, putting an end to an internal armed conflict of more than 30 years.
- 1997: Hong Kong government orders all chickens to be killed to prevent bird flu.
- 1997: Russia signs an agreement to build a US $ 3 billion nuclear plant in China.
- 1997: in the Blue Mountains National Park, in the state of New South Wales (Australia), the actress Cate Blanchett (28) marries the screenwriter Andrew Upton (31).
- 1999: in Bonn (Germany), the prosecution decides to investigate Helmut Kohl for illegal financing of his party, the CDU.
- 2001: in Lima (Peru), there is a megafire caused by fireworks that destroys a large part of the commercial area known as Mesa Redonda, causing about 480 deaths and several hundred injuries.
- 1586: Francisco de Moncada, Spanish politician and writer (d. 1635).
- 1709: Elizabeth I, Russian Empress (d. 1762).
- 1721: Madame de Pompadour, French aristocrat, mistress of King Louis XV (d. 1764).
- 1766 – Charles Macintosh, British chemist and inventor (d. 1843).
- 1788: Tomás de Zumalacárregui, Spanish military man, general in the First Carlist War (d. 1835).
- 1800 – Charles Goodyear, American inventor (d. 1860).
Andrew Johnson. Pau Casals.
- 1808 – Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (d. 1875).
- 1809 – William Gladstone, British statesman (d. 1898).
- 1813 – Alexander Parkes, British metalworker and inventor (d. 1890).
- 1843: Elizabeth of Wied, Romanian queen (d. 1916).
- 1850: Tomás Bretón, Spanish composer (d. 1923).
- 1859: Venustiano Carranza, Mexican president (d. 1920).
- 1864: Juan Bautista Benlloch y Vivó, Spanish bishop (d. 1926).
- 1876: Pau Casals, Spanish musician (d. 1973).
- 1881: Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968).
- 1885: Bálint Hóman, Hungarian historian (d. 1951).
- 1889: José Aguerre, Spanish writer and politician (d. 1962).
- 1891: George Marshall (director), American filmmaker
- 1896: David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974).
- 1903: Cándido Portinari, Brazilian painter (d. 1962).
- 1910: Ronald Coase, British economist (d. 2013).
- 1911: Bernard Saint Hillier, French military man (d. 2004).
- 1913: Pierre Werner, Luxembourg politician (d. 2002).
- 1914: Domènec Balmanya, Spanish soccer player and coach (d. 2002).
- 1918: Mirtha Reid, Uruguayan actress (d. 1981).
- 1920: Josefa Iloilo, former president of Fiji between 2000 and 2009 (d. 2011).
- 1920: Viveca Lindfors, Swedish actress (d. 1995).
- 1921: Dobrica Cosic, Serbian nationalist writer and politician (d. 2014).
- 1923: Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian and anthropologist (d. 1986).
- 1923: Gregorio López-Bravo, Spanish politician (d. 1985).
- 1924: Davey Lee, American actor (d. 2008).
- 1924: Francisco Nieva, Spanish playwright, set designer, stage director, narrator and cartoonist (d. 2016).
- 1925: Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez, Costa Rican politician (d. 2016).
- 1925: Bernardino Landete, Spanish rejoneador and rider (d. 2010).
- 1925: Guillermo Soberón Acevedo, Mexican doctor (d. 2020).
- 1926: Lautaro Murúa, Argentine actor of Chilean origin (d. 1995).
- 1928 – Bernard Cribbins, British actor, musical comedy artist and voice actor.
- 1934: Ed Flanders, American actor (d. 1995).
- 1934: Rodolfo Kuhn, Argentine filmmaker (d. 1987).
Mary Tyler Moore.
- 1936: Mary Tyler Moore, American actress (d. 2017).
- 1936: Saúl Ubaldini, Argentine trade unionist (d. 2006).
- 1937: Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Maldivian politician.
- 1937: Edgardo Mesa, Argentine announcer, journalist and actor.
- 1938: Jon Voight, American actor.
- 1940: Alfonso Lizarazo, Colombian television presenter.
- 1942: Rick Danko, Canadian musician, of the band The Band (f. 1999).
- 1942: Jorge Alberto Leanza, Mexican soccer referee.
- 1943: Judy Henríquez, Colombian actress.
- 1944: Norberto Madurga, Argentine soccer player.
- 1946: Marianne Faithfull, British singer.
- 1946: Pablo Pérez-Mínguez, Spanish photographer (d. 2012).
- 1947: Ted Danson, American actor.
- 1947: Cozy Powell, British drummer, of the band Whitesnake (d. 1998).
- 1948: Peter Robinson, Northern Irish politician.
- 1950: Luis Alberto de Cuenca, Spanish poet, essayist and philologist.
- 1950: Jon Polito, American actor (d. 2016).
- 1951: Pedro Catalano, Argentine footballer.
- 1951: Yvonne Elliman, American singer and actress.
- 1953: Gali Atari, Israeli singer.
- 1953: Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee.
- 1953: Matthias Platzeck, German politician.
- 1953: Stanley Tookie Williams, American gang member (d. 2005).
- 1954: Norihito, Japanese prince.
- 1957: Bruce Beutler, American immunologist and geneticist.
- 1958: Ana Curra, keyboardist and Spanish musician.
- 1958: Milagros Germán, Dominican television presenter.
- 1959: Patricia Clarkson, American actress.
- 1959: Marco Antonio Solís, Mexican singer and musician.
- 1960: Thomas Lubanga, Congolese politician.
- 1961: Jim Reid, Scottish singer, of the band The Jesus and Mary Chain.
- 1962: Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician.
- 1962: Wynton Rufer, New Zealand footballer.
- 1963: Dave McKean, British illustrator and designer.
- 1965: Dexter Holland, American musician, of the band The Offspring.
- 1967: Chris Barnes, American singer, of the band Cannibal Corpse.
- 1967: Evan Seinfeld, American actor and musician, of the band Biohazard.
- 1967: Lilly Wachowski, American filmmaker.
- 1969: Jennifer Ehle, American actress.
- 1969 – Allan McNish, British motorsport driver.
- 1970: Kevin Weisman, American actor.
- 1970: Enrico Chiesa, Italian footballer.
- 1971: Niclas Alexandersson, Swedish footballer.
- 1972: Jason Kreis, American footballer.
- 1972: Jude Law, British actor.
- 1972: Jaromír Blažek, Czech footballer.
- 1973: Pimp C, American rapper (d. 2007).
- 1977: Katherine Moennig, American actress.
- 1977: Miguel Ángel Villar Pinto, Spanish writer.
- 1977: Claudio Rodríguez Medellín, Mexican television host.
- 1977: Claire Booth, Countess of Ulster
- 1978: Kieron Dyer, British footballer.
- 1979: Diego Luna, Mexican actor.
- 1980: Dorus de Vries, Dutch footballer.
- 1981: Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese ice skater.
- 1981: Natalia Jiménez, Spanish singer, of the band La Quinta Estación.
- 1983: Gonzalo Olave, Chilean actor (f. 2009).
- 1983: Anderson Gonzaga, Brazilian soccer player.
- 1984: Priscilla Rivera, Dominican volleyball player.
- 1987: John Brayford, English footballer.
- 1989: Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player.
- 1989: Jane Levy, American actress.
- 1991: Denis Martin, Argentine racing driver (f. 2015).
- 1995: Ross Lynch, actor, singer, instrumentalist and dancer.
- 1996: Dylan Minnette, American actor and musician.
- 1996: Sana, Japanese singer, member of the group Twice.
- 1998: Paris Berelc, American actress.
- 1999: Francisco Trincão, Portuguese soccer player.
- 2000: Eliot Vassamillet, Belgian singer.
- 2000: Julio Rodríguez, Dominican baseball player.
- 2010: Savannah Phillips, member of the British royal family.
- 1170: Thomas Becket, British prelate and politician (b. 1118).
- 1689: Thomas Sydenham, British physician (b.1624).
- 1720: Maria Winkelmann-Kirch, German astronomer (b.1670).
- 1731: Louise Hippolyta of Monaco, Monegasque aristocrat (b. 1697).
- 1731: Brook Taylor, British mathematician (b.1685).
- 1743: Hyacinthe Rigaud, French painter (b.1659).
- 1814: Francisco Rousset de Jesús y Rosas, Mexican bishop (b. 1749).
- 1815: Sara Baartman, South African slave of the San ethnic group exhibited in British and French circuses (b. Around 1789).
- 1825: Jacques-Louis David, French painter (b. 1748).
- 1834 – Thomas Robert Malthus, British economist, clergyman and demographer (b. 1766).
- 1849: Dionisio Aguado y García, Spanish classical guitarist and composer (b. 1784).
- 1877: Adolfo Alsina, Argentine lawyer and politician (b. 1829).
- 1879: Manuel de Araújo Porto-Alegre, Brazilian poet, playwright, painter, urban planner and diplomat (b. 1806).
- 1893: Leopold Kronecker, German mathematician (b. 1823).
- 1893: Lucio Vicente López, Argentine writer, journalist and politician (b. 1848).
- 1924: Carl Spitteler, Swiss writer, 1919 Nobel Prize Winner for Literature (b. 1845).
- 1925: Anna Kulishova, Russian anarchist (b.1855).
- 1926: Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian writer (b. 1875).
- 1927: Francesco Flores D’Arcais, Italian mathematician (b. 1849).
- 1957: Juan José Morosoli, Uruguayan writer (b. 1899).
- 1958: Doris Humphrey, American choreographer and dancer (b. 1895).
- 1967 – Paul Whiteman, American conductor and pianist (b. 1890).
- 1970: Liliana Gelin, Argentine guerrilla (b. 1949).
- 1972: Joseph Cornell, American artist (b.1903).
- 1975: Francisco Díaz de León, Mexican cartoonist (b. 1897).
- 1976: Joaquín Prieto Concha, Chilean lawyer, businessman and politician (b. 1892).
- 1980: Manuel Gago, writer and cartoonist of Spanish comics (b. 1925).
- 1986: Harold Macmillan, British Prime Minister (b.1894).
- 1986: Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian filmmaker (b.1932).
- 1990: Manuel Molina, Spanish poet (b.1917).
- 1991: Gabriela Gili, Argentine actress (b.1945).
- 2000: Enrique Cuenca, actor, impersonator and Mexican comedian (b.1940)
- 2002: Don Clarke, New Zealand rugby player (b.1933).
- 2002: Lorenzo Miguel, Argentine union leader and metallurgical businessman (b.1927).
- 2007: Phil O’Donnell, British footballer (b. 1972).
- 2008: Freddie Hubbard, American jazz trumpeter (b.1938).
- 2010: Avi Cohen, Israeli footballer (b.1956).
- 2010: Manuel Veiga López, Spanish politician (b. 1935).
- 2010: Jorge Gabela, Ecuadorian military. Commander of the Ecuadorian Air Force between 2007 and 2008 during the government of Rafael Correa. (b.1954)
- 2011: Rosman García, Venezuelan pitcher (b. 1979).
- 2012: Salvador Reyes Monteón, Mexican soccer player (b.1936).
- 2013: Eugenia Avendaño, Mexican actress (b.1930).
- 2013: Wojciech Kilar, Polish composer (b.1932).
- 2014: Odd Iversen, Norwegian footballer (b.1945).
- 2015: Guru Josh, English DJ (born 1964).
- 2016: Néstor Gonçalvez, Uruguayan soccer player and coach (b.1936).
- 2017: Carmen Franco y Polo, Spanish aristocrat (b.1926).
- 2020: Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer (b.1922).
- 2020: Luke Letlow, American politician (b.1979).
- 2020: Leonidas Zegarra Uceda, Peruvian film director (b.1949).
- Festivities in the town of Vegas de Matute (Segovia province).
- La Merendona, in Beniaján (Murcia).
Fifth day of the Octave of Christmas
St. Thomas Becket, stained glass window in St. Peter’s Berkhamsted Abbey
Saint Thomas Becket (optional memory)
- Saint Ailerano
- Saint Albert of Gambron
- Saint Ebrulf
- San Florencio
- San Giraldo de Fontenelle
- San Liboso de Vaga
- Saint Marcellus the just
- San Martiniano of Milan
- Santa Quartillosa de Cartago
- Saint Thaddeus of Scintia
- Saint Trophimus of Arles
- Holy Martyrs of North Africa
- Holy Martyrs of Rome
- Holy Martyrs of Seoul
- Blessed Aproniano of Felipe González
- Blessed Enrique Juan Requena
- Blessed Francisco Ruiz
- Blessed Gerardo Cagnoli
- Blessed William Howard
- Blessed Jacinto Gutiérrez Terciado
- Blessed José Aparicio Sanz
- Blessed José Perpiñá Nácher
- Blessed Juan Bautista Ferreres Boluda
- Blessed Paul Mary
- Blessed Peter of Lutra
- December 28th
- December 30
- November 29th
- January 29
- Anniversaries calendar
- “InfoLeg – Legislative Information”. Retrieved December 29, 2015.
- Round Table Fire, in the Peruvian Journal of Experimental Medicine and Public Health, p. 118-124.
- “29 December”. CatholicSaints.Info. October 17, 2008. Accessed December 29, 2020.
- Wikimedia Commons hosts a media gallery on December 29th.
- Data: Q2862
- Multimedia: 29 December
- News: Category: December 29