April 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on April 29



April 29th is officially celebrated as We Jump The World Day as well as Zipper Day.

Today is the 120th day of the year, and there are 246 days left in 2024.

If today is important to you, then you’ve found the right place to learn all about the history of April 29th, including a timeline of historical events that happened on this day, as well as some interesting facts that you probably didn’t know.

Did you know that on this day in 1953, Space Patrol aired the first 3D television episode? It was the first time US broadcasting had experimented with 3D.

Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about April 29th in history!


What memorable events happened on April 29 in history? Keep reading to find out!


Legendary country musician Willie Nelson held a two-day music concert for his 90th birthday party.


Indonesia announced plans to move its capital city from Jakarta due to the city sinking.

OTD in 2019: Indonesia announced plans to move its capital city from Jakarta due to the city sinking.

Jakarta is a city of 10 million people, and it is suffering one of the fastest rates of sinking in the world.


The Simpson’s 636th episode aired, making it the longest episode count of any TV series in history.


Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot.

The couple had been in a relationship for many years. One thousand nine hundred people attended the ceremony, 1 million lined London’s streets, and 2 billion watched on worldwide TV.


An EF4 multiple-vortex tornado destroyed areas of two major Alabama cities: Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.

The tornado was one of the 364 tornadoes that occurred during the 2011 Super Outbreak, which is known as the largest tornado outbreak in United States history.


Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto IV, the sixth in the GTA series, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

GTA IV is set in Liberty City, a fast-paced coastal city based on New York City. It cost over $100 million to produce, making it one of the most expensive games developed at its release.


The TV Land Network made its debut.

OTD in 1996: The TV Land Network made its debut.

Upon its launch, TV Land saw 5 million subscribers. It was originally a spin-off of Nick At Nite.


The first pieces of the Berlin Wall were dismantled, starting at Brandenburg Gate.


In the Los Angeles Public Library, a fire broke out, destroying 400,000 books.

OTD in 1986: In the Los Angeles Public Library

Experts had previously warned the library to upgrade their fire-safety systems because a fire would be catastrophic. Fortunately, this advice was heeded in time, with new fire-safety measures introduced as early as 1978. Despite having a better system, it took 350 firefighters the finally extinguish the blaze.


Aretha Franklin’s song “Respect” became Billboards Song of the Year.


Space Patrol aired the first 3D television show.

The show also made history by being the first West Coast morning network program beamed to the East Coast.


Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun got married in Berlin, Germany.

OTD in 1945: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun got married in Berlin

The two were married for less than 40 hours before committing suicide in their bunker.


The US Army freed 32,000 concentration camp prisoners in Dachau, Germany.


The galaxy Centaurus A was discovered by Scottish astronomer James Dunlop.

The galaxy is also known as NGC 5128 or Caldwell 77 and was discovered from Dunlop’s home in Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.


British Lieutenant James Cook became the first European to reach Australia’s east coast.

James Cook initially called the bay where his ship, the HMS Endeavour, landed at Stingrays Harbour. He later renamed it Botany Bay for the large number of new and interesting plants found nearby.

Famous Births

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Uma Thurman? See what other famous people were born on this day.


Katherine Langford



Katherine Langford


28 years old

Born In:

Western Australia, Australia


Uma Thurman



Uma Thurman


54 years old

Born In:

Massachusetts, USA


Jerry Seinfeld



Jerry Seinfeld


70 years old

Born In:

New York, USA


Michelle Pfeiffer



Michelle Pfeiffer


66 years old

Born In:

California, USA

Famous Deaths

Unfortunately, April 29th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…



Alfred Hitchcock



Alfred Hitchcock



Alfred Hitchcock

Alfred Hitchcock was an English filmmaker born on August 13, 1899. He died on this day in 1980, at age 80 in Bel-Air, California, USA.

Died On:

Apr 29, 1980 (Age 80)

Died In:

California, USA

Special Holidays

Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.

April 29: We Jump The World Day

We Jump The World Day

Parkour is the act of free-running from one place to another through varying terrain using just your body. Today is We Jump The World Day, and to celebrate this fascinating sport, why not try it out for yourself?

April 29: National Zipper Day
United States

National Zipper Day

Zippers are probably one of the world’s most underrated inventions, and if you think I’m wrong, try buying a pair of jeans with buttons instead of a zipper! Take a moment today to think about all the things you have with zippers, and appreciate how handy zippers really are!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Nobody knows how the Academy Awards came to be referred to as the Oscars. The earliest mention was 1932 and was made official in 1939.

Birthday & Zodiac

Everyone who was born on April 29th shares the zodiac sign of Taurus.

Taurus is the second sign in the zodiac and is represented by the bull. Like bulls, Taureans are known to be intelligent, dependable, hardworking, dedicated, and stubborn.

If your birthday is in April, your birthstone is the Diamond. Wearing diamonds is believed to help open the mind to new possibilities and inspire imagination.

If your birthday falls on this day, you would’ve likely been conceived around August 6 in the previous year.

A baby conceived on this day will likely be born around January 20, 2025.

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