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29 December: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?


29 December: In a year, the 29th of December is the 363rd day as per the Georgian Calendar. In a leap year, it is the 364th day of the year.

What special day is today?

On this day, sale started for the world’s first hearing aid (the model 1010) for transistor; The invention of the world’s first waterproof material by Charles Macintosh; and Sir Muhammad Iqbal advocated the two-nation theory in Allahabad.

Famous birthdays include Mary Tyler Moore, William Ewart Gladstone, Ramanand Sagar, and Rajesh Khanna.

December 29 also marks Independence Day in Mongolia.

Let’s explore what happened today.

29 December: On This Day In History | What Special Day Is Today?

What Happened Today? On This Day in History: 29 December

Art & Artists

  • 1932 Premiere of the Thornton Freeland directed movie “Flying Down to Rio” in NYC. Dance partners Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers worked together for the first time in a movie.
  • 2003 The 50th National Film Awards of India was presented which announced Mondo Meyer Upakhyan or “A Tale of a Naughty Girl”, a Bengali language movie as the winner of the Golden Lotus.

Science & Technology

  • 1860HMS Warrior was launched by the United Kingdom. It was iron-hulled, armour-plated, and equipped with screw propeller that made it nearly invincible.
  • 1952 Sale started for the world’s first hearing aid (the model 1010) for transistor. It was done by Sonotone Corporation in New York, U.S.

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Leaders & Politics

  • 1845 The approval of the takeover of the Republic of Texas by the USA.
  • 1930Sir Muhammad Iqbal advocated the two-nation theory in Allahabad. The idea ultimately fructified in reality by the creation of Pakistan and India from the British India.

People & Society

  • 2003 Akkala Sami went in to extinction following the death of the very last recognized speaker of the language.
  • 2015 Guinea was declared Ebola-free by the WHO (World Health Organization) after nearly 48 months since first reported.

Disasters: Natural & Man-made

  • 1876 A devastating railroad disaster occurred over the Ashtabula River Ashtabula, Ohio that killed 92 and injured 64.
  • 1994Turkish Airlines Flight 278 smashed when it was close to the Van Ferit Melen Airport situated in Van, Turkey. It was a Boeing 737-400 aircraft that killed 56 in the plane crash.

Discoveries & Explorations

  • 1823 The invention of the world’s first waterproof material by Charles Macintosh, a fervent inventor from Scotland.

Leisure & Sports

  • 1983 Sunil Gavaskar, the Indian cricket legend scored his 30th century in Test cricket the highest (at that time) by any batsman.
  • 2013Michael Schumacher experienced a very big head injury during his skiing stint in the French Alps.

Birth Anniversaries (29 December)

  • 1809 – William Ewart Gladstone (Former Prime minister, UK)
  • 1808 – Andrew Johnson (17th President, US)
  • 1876 – Pablo Casals (Musician, Spain)
  • 1917 – Ramanand Sagar (Director and producer, India)
  • 1936 – Mary Tyler Moore (Actress, America)
  • 1942 – Rajesh Khanna (Actor, India)

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Death Anniversaries (29 December)

  • 1170 – Thomas Becket (English archbishop)
  • 1894 – Christina Rossetti (English Poet)
  • 1834 – Thomas Malthus (Economist & Demographer, England)

What Special Day is Today: (29 December)

  • Constitution Day (Ireland)
  • Independence Day (Mongolia)
  • The fourth day of Kwanzaa (United States)
  • The Fifth Day of Christmas (Western Christianity)


The day (29 December) has its distinctiveness and importance in history. Let’s explore people who have carved a niche for themselves on 29th December.

Nations across the globe witnessed transformations in spheres like politics, science, economy, sports, and entertainment.

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