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Notable Historical Events for September 29th

1916John D Rockefeller becomes the first billionaire.

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.

1963Mickey Wright wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

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

1920Babe Ruth sets then home run season record at 54

1991Pat Bradley wins MBS LPGA Golf Classic

1968Carl Yastrzemski .3005 avg wins his 2nd straight batting crown

1987"Didn't We Almost Have It All," by Whitney Houston hits #1

1968Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational

September 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on September 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on September 29th

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

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.

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

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

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

1930Singer and actor Bing Crosby marries Dixie Lee

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

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

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

September 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on September 29th

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

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

September 29th Deaths
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