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On This Day in History – April 29th – Almanac

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On This Day in History – April 29th – Almanac

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A family rummages through a home burned during the 1992 riots in South Central Los Angeles. File Photo by American Spirit/Shutterstock.com

Today is Friday, April 29, the 119th day of 2022 with 246 to follow.

The moon is waning. Morning stars are Jupiter, Mars, Neptune, Saturn and Venus. Evening stars are Mercury and Uranus.


Those born on this date are under the sign of Taurus. They include publisher William Randolph Hearst in 1863; bandleader/composer Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington in 1899; Japanese Emperor Hirohito in 1901; actor Celeste Holm in 1917; British skiffle group leader Lonnie Donegan in 1931; country singer Willie Nelson in 1933 (age 89); baseball Hall of Fame member Luis Aparicio in 1934 (age 88); conductor Zubin Mehta in 1936 (age 86); financier/Ponzi scheme operator Bernard Madoff in 1938; musician Tommy James in 1947 (age 75); long-distance runner/former U.S. Rep. Jim Ryun, R-Kan., in 1947 (age 75); golfer/TV analyst Johnny Miller in 1947 (age 75); auto racer Dale Earnhardt Sr. in 1951; comedian Nora Dunn in 1952 (age 70); comedian/actor/producer Jerry Seinfeld in 1954 (age 68); actor Leslie Jordan in 1955 (age 67); actor Kate Mulgrew in 1955 (age 67), actor Daniel Day-Lewis in 1957 (age 65); actor Michelle Pfeiffer in 1958 (age 64); actor Eve Plumb in 1958 (age 64); actor Uma Thurman in 1970 (age 52); rapper Master P, born Percy Robert Miller, in 1970 (age 52); tennis player Andre Agassi in 1970 (age 52); tennis doubles specialist Bob Bryan…

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