This Day in History on 29 December

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

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

Important Days

Important Events

1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1844 – Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and was the first president of Indian National Congress. (d. 1906)

1904 – Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)

1917 – Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)

1942 – Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor (d. 2012)

1974 – Twinkle Khanna, Indian actress and writer

Death/ Death Anniversary

2013 – Jagadish Mohanty, Indian author and translator (b. 1951)

2014 – Hari Harilela, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)

2015 – Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian general and politician, 25th Governor of Punjab (b. 1922)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History