29 April – This Day in History

This Day in History on 29 April

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On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 29th April. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days:

  • International Dance Day (UNESCO)

Important Events:

  • 1991: A cyclone strikes the Chittagong district of southeastern Bangladesh with winds of around 155 miles per hour (249 km/h), killing at least 138,000 people and leaving as many as ten million homeless.
  • 1945: World War II: The German army in Italy unconditionally surrenders to the Allies.

Birthday / Anniversary:

  • 1848: Raja Ravi Varma, Indian painter and academic (d. 1906)
  • 1891: Bharathidasan, Indian poet and activist (d. 1964)
  • 1936: Zubin Mehta, Indian bassist and conductor
  • 1979: Ashish Nehra, Indian cricketer

Death / Death Anniversary:

  • On 29 April 1979 Great Freedom Fighter of India, Raja Mahendra Pratap Died. Raja Mahendra Pratap
  • 1959: Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson, India-born English soldier and Governor of Gibraltar (b. 1891)
  • 2006: John Kenneth Galbraith, Canadian-American economist and diplomat, United States Ambassador to India (b. 1908)
  • 1980: Alfred Hitchcock, English-American director and producer (b. 1899)

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