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Notable Historical Events for September 29th

1941Joe Louis TKOs Lou Nova in 6 for heavyweight boxing title

1961Bob Dylan's 1st recording session-backup harmonica for Caroline Hester

1956Yanks Mickey Mantle hits his 52nd HR of season

1913Wash Senator Walter Johnson wins his 36th game

1996Houston Astro's retire Nolan Ryan's #34

1916John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

1927Babe Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

1989Glenn Frey joins Don Henley on-stage (for 1st time since 1981)

1954"Star is Born" starring Judy Garland & James Mason premieres

61 BCPompey the Great celebrates his third triumph for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday.

September 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 29th

106 BCPompey the Great [Gnaeus Pompeius Magnus], Roman political and military leader (1st Triumvirate and Consul), (d. 48 BC)

1969Kelly Robbins, Mt Pleasant Michigan, LPGA golfer (1995 McDonald's LPGA

1935Jerry Lee Lewis, Feriday La, country singer (Whole Lotta Shakin')

1547Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Spanish author and novelist (Don Quixote), (d. 1616)

1901Enrico Fermi, Rome, Italian/American nuclear physicist, gone fission/fermium (Nobel 1938)

1758Horatio Nelson, Burnham Thorpe Britain, naval hero (Trafalgar)

September 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 29th

2012Actress Holly Valance (29) weds property developer Nick Candy (39) in Beverly Hills, California

2001Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez (32) weds dancer/choreographer Cris Judd (32) in Calabasas, California

1991Actress Kate Jackson (42) weds ski-lodge entrepreneur Tom Hart in Brentwood

1933NY Yankees first baseman Lou Gehrig (30) weds Eleanor Twitchell in New Rochelle, New York

1979Actress Isabella Rossellini (27) weds director Martin Scorsese (36)

1930Singer and actor Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

1818Inventor Samuel Morse (27) weds Lucretia Walker in Concord, New Hampshire

1953US Senator Joseph McCarthy (43) weds researcher Jean Kerr at St. Matthews Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

2012Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway (29) weds actor-turned-jewelry designer Adam Shulman (31) in Big Sur, California

2012"Fall Out Boy" lead singer Patrick Stump (28) weds longtime girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago

September 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 29th

2001Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, President of South Vietnam (b. 1923)

1998Tom Bradley, Mayor of Los Angeles, dies at 80

September 29th Deaths
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