October 29: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 29

October 29th is officially Internet Day and Hermit Day.

Today marks day 302 of the year, and we have 63 days left of the year – we’re also just 2 days away from Halloween.

Those of you who were born on October 29 share the Scorpio zodiac sign.

If this day is your birthday or special to you in some way, then you’ll want to learn all about the past events that all fell on October 29th.

Did you know that on this day in 2015, China increased its one-child policy to two children per family? The controversial policy had been in place since 1979 to slow population growth.

Keep reading for more facts about October 29th in history!

What Happened On October 29 In History?


Climate Control published a report that rising sea levels would “erase” many coastal cities by as early as 2050.

The announcement poses a threat to over 300 million people.

Nigel Richards won the World Scrabble Championships for the fourth time in a row with the word “groutier.”

Groutier means sulky, surly, or bad tempered.
Source BBC

Istanbul Airport was opened by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The huge facility is capable of accommodating up to 200 million passengers a year!

China increased its one-child policy to two children per family.

Communist officials cited an aging population and the need to "balance social demographics" as the main reasons for relaxing the regulation.
Source BBC

The James Bond spy movie “Quantum of Solace” with Daniel Craig, premiered in London.

It was the first Bond movie to feature a blonde James Bond, and was a reboot of the series.

Cristina Fernández de Kirchner became Argentina’s first female president.


India was hit by the Odisha super cyclone, India’s strongest storm ever.

OTD in 1999: India was hit by the Odisha super cyclone
The super cyclonic storm reached 160 miles per hour winds and killed nearly 10,000 people.

John Glenn, The first American astronaut to orbit Earth, returned to space aboard NASA’s STS-95 Voyager.

OTD in 1998: John Glenn
He's the oldest person to have visited space, at the age of 77.
Source NASA

Adventures of Asterix was first published in the French magazine “Pilote.”

The series follows the adventures of Gaulish warriors who battle the Roman Empire.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni” premiered in Prague.

Source Medium

Did you know that on this day, October 29th 2015, China increased its one-child policy to two children per family?