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 This day in History - April 29
375 Historic Events for April 29
1975

Darwin Judge, USMC-corporal, 1 of last US soldiers killed in Viet

Death
1975

Charles McMahon Jr, US USMC lance corporal, killed in Vietnam

Death
1976

Minister Irene Vorrink begins fluoridating Dutch drinking water

Event
1976

Wilhelm Maler, composer, dies at 73

Death
1976

Nayla Micherif, Miss Brazil Universe (1997)

Birth
1976

God Shammgod, NBA guard (Wash Wizards)

Birth
1977

British Aerospace forms

Event
1978

Mike Bryan, Oxnard Calif, tennis star (USTA National 18 doubles)

Birth
1979

Jane Blalock wins LPGA Otey Crisman Golf Classic

Event
1979

Julia A Perry, US composer/conductor (Soul Symphony), dies at 55

Death
1980

Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, British director (Psycho, Birds), dies at 80

Death
1981

Peter Sutcliffe admits he is the Yorkshire Ripper (murdered 13 women)

Event
1981

Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters

Event
1982

Nordiques 2-Isles 5-Semifinals-Isles hold 2-0 lead

Event
1982

17th Academy of Country Music Awards: Alabama, Barbara Mandrell

Event
1982

Alfredo Magana elected pres of El Salvador

Event
1983

Harold Washington sworn in as Chicago's 1st black mayor

Event
1984

"Oliver!" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 17 performances

Event
1984

Marvin Gaye, rocker (Sexual Healing), shot dead by his father at 45

Death
1984

Betsy King wins LPGA Freedom/Orlando Golf Classic

Event
1985

Ranger Larry Parrish is 5th to hit 3 HRs in a game in both leagues

Event
1985

Tony Tubbs TKOs Greg Page in 15 for heavyweight boxing title

Event
1985

17th space shuttle mission (51-B)-Challenger 7 launched

Event
1986

800,000 books destroyed by fire in LA Central Library

Event
1986

Seamus McElwaine, Irish IRA-terrorist, killed at 25

Death