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 This day in History - December 29
328 Historic Events for December 29
1931

Identification of heavy water publicly announced, HC Urey

Event
1931

Victoria score 7 for 435 in second innings to beat NSW

Event
1931

Barbara Steele, England, actress (Castle of Blood, Dark Shadows)

Birth
1932

Inga Swenson, Omaha Nebraska, actress (Gretchen-Benson)

Birth
1933

Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, blues singer/guitarist

Birth
1933

Yank refuses to release Babe Ruth so he can manage the Cin Reds

Event
1933

Joh Georghe Duca, premier of Romania, murdered

Death
1934

Japan renounces Wash Naval Treaty of 1922 and London Treaty of 1930

Event
1934

1st collegiate basketball doubleheader (MSG)

Event
1934

Federico GarcĀ”a Lorca's "Yerma," premieres in Madrid

Event
1934

Ed Flanders, Minneapolis Mn, actor (Dr Westphall-St Elsewhere)

Birth
1934

Tom Jarriel, LaGrange Ga, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20)

Birth
1935

Tony Bramall, England, auto dealer/multi-millionaire (Harrogate)

Birth
1936

Ray Nitschke, NFL linebacker (Green Bay Packers)

Birth
1936

Vitaly Alexeyevich Godzyatsky, composer

Birth
1937

Pan Am starts San Francisco-to-Auckland, New Zealand service

Event
1937

Lou Thesz beats E Marshall in St Louis, to become wrestling champ

Event
1937

Ireland adopts constitution (Irish Free State becomes Eire)

Event
1937

2nd Irish constitution goes into effect; Irish Free State renamed Erie

Event
1937

Mary Tyler Moore, Bkln, actress (Mary Tyler Moore, Ordinary People)

Birth
1938

Jon Voight, Yonkers, NY, actor (Deliverance, Midnight Cowboy)

Birth
1938

Wayne Huizenga, CEO (Waste Management, Blockbuster, Miami Dolphins)

Birth
1938

Construction on Lake Washington Floating Bridge, Seattle, begins

Event
1939

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, president of Maldives (1978- )

Birth
1940

Brigitte Kronauer, writer

Birth