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Notable Historical Events for September 29th

1963Cardinal's celebrate Stan Musial Day in St Louis, for Stan Musial's final game, where he hits his 3,629th & 3,630th HRs

1979Pope John Paul II becomes 1st pope to visit Ireland

1977James Brown's band walks out claiming they were underpaid & overworked

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

1976Jerry Lee Lewis, attempting to shoot soda bottles hits his bass player Norman Owens twice in the chest

1916John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

19401st US merchant ship "Booker T. Washington" commanded by a black captain (Hugh Mulzac), launched at Wilmington Delaware

1954"Barefoot Contessa" starring Ava Gardner premieres at the Capitol

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

1968Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

September 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

September 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on September 29th

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

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

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

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

1930Singer and actor Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

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

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

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

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

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

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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