Daily Calendar for Tuesday, April 29, 2025


  • William Hearst (editor/publisher) –
  • Duke Ellington (musician) –
  • Hirohito (emperor of Japan) –
  • Fred Zinnemann (director of film) –
  • Willie Nelson (country singer) –
  • Dale Earnhardt (race car driver) –
  • Jerry Seinfeld (comedian & actor) –
  • Daniel Day-Lewis (actor) –
  • Eve Plumb (actress) –
  • Carnie Wilson (singer) –
  • Uma Thurman (actress) –
  • Andre Agassi (tennis player) –


  • Alfred Hitchcock (filmmaker) –
  • William J. Bell (writer and producer) –
  • Bob Hoskins (actor) –


  • Jacob Hummel received patent for varnish of elastic gum–
  • Theta Xi, first professional fraternity, founded, Troy, New York–
  • A landslide in Frank, Alberta, killed at least 70 people–
  • U.S. president Hoover received King and Queen of Siam–
  • Prisoners liberated at Dachau–
  • ABC’s Wide World of Sports premiered–
  • Proposed Newfoundland flag design was revealed–
  • The first condor to be conceived in captivity hatched at the San Diego Wild Animal Park helping to bring the species back from the brink of extinction–
  • The World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., opened to the public–
  • A perfect pink ring around the Sun was visible for several hours from Key Largo to Key West, Florida. It’s known as the rare halo phenomenon, a refraction of light through multiple layers of ice-crystal clouds in the upper levels of the atmosphere. A halo usually indicates that rain is on the way.–
  • Prince William married Catherine Middleton–
  • Mikah Meyer completed a 3-year journey to visit all 419 U.S. National Park Service sites–


  • 2.4 inches of rain fell within 15 minutes in Taylor, Texas–
  • Weather device TOTO hit by weak tornado–
  • A storm produced a flash of lightning that stretched a horizontal distance of 477.2 miles across Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. The event set a world record for the longest single lightning bolt. –

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