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 This day in History - December 29
328 Historic Events for December 29
1949

1st UHF television station operating regular basis (Bridgeport Ct)

Event
1950

Jon Polito, Phila, actor (Fire With Fire, Homicide)

Birth
1951

Laurel Masse, Holland Mich, jazz singer (Manhattan Transfer-Operator)

Birth
1951

Yvonne Elliman, US actress/singer (I Don't Know How to Love Him)

Birth
1951

Flying Enterprise in difficulty in Canal

Event
1952

Gelsey Kirkland, Bethlehem Pa, ballerina/druggie (Nutcracker)

Birth
1952

1st transistorized hearing aid offered for sale (Elmsford NY)

Event
1952

Beryl Rubinstein, composer, dies at 54

Death
1952

Nikolai Andrianov, USSR, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1972, 76, 80)

Birth
1953

Kate Schmidt, US javelin thrower (Olympic-bronze-1972)

Birth
1954

Glenn Myernick, Trenton NJ, US soccer coach (Olympics-gold-96)

Birth
1954

Kingdom of Netherlands, with Netherlands and Netherlands Antilles as autonomous parts, comes into being

Event
1954

Roger Voudouris, Sacramento Ca, rock vocalist

Birth
1955

Barbra Streisand's 1st recording "You'll Never Know" at age 13

Event
1955

Jan Pijnenburg, Dutch rock drummer (Doe Maar-Bomb)

Birth
1955

Neil Giraldo, rocker (Pat Benatar Band)

Birth
1956

Martin Albertz, German theologist (Jesus Christ's Church), dies at 73

Death
1956

Dolf de Vries, Dutch musical/director/arranger (Josephine)

Birth
1957

Singers Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas

Event
1957

Tom Richmond, cricketer (Notts leg-spinner took 2-86 in Eng Test), die

Death
1957

Detroit Lions beat Cleve Browns 50-14 in NFL championship game

Event
1958

TV soap "Young Dr Malone" debuts

Event
1958

Doris Humphrey, US dancer/choreographer (Dances of Women), dies at 63

Death
1958

Balt Colts beat NY Giants 23-17 in NFL championship game

Event
1958

Curt Allen Byrum, Onida SD, PGA golfer (1989 Hardee's Golf Classic)

Birth