1899 ~ DUKE ELLiNGTON the American jazz pianist and bandleader was born on the 29th day of April in 1899 (died in 1974 aged 75)
1931 ~ LONNiE DONEGAN the British skiffle musician known as the “King of Skiffle” was born on the 29th day of April in 1931 (died in 2002 aged 71). Lonnie Donegan had more than 20 UK Top 30 hits, and The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums states he was “Britain’s most successful and influential recording artist before The Beatles”. Lonnie had 24 successive Top 30 hits, and was the first UK male to score 2 U.S. Top 10s.
1954 ~ JERRY SEiNFELD the American comedian was born on the 29th day of April in 1954.
1958 ~ MiCHELLE PFEiFFER the American actress was born on the 29th day of April in 1958.
1970 ~ UMA THURMAN the American actress was born on the 29th day of April in 1970.
1982 ~ iNTERNATiONAL DANCE DAY was introduced on the 29th day of April in 1982.
1983 ~ Megan Boone the American actress was born on the 29th April 1983. Megan Boone is best known as the rookie FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen in The Blacklist television series, where she stars opposite James Spader.
2011 ~ The WEDDiNG of PRiNCE WiLLiAM & KATE MiDDLETON took place at 11:00 am on the 29th day of April in 2011 at Westminster Abbey in London. The royal wedding was watched by 1 million people along the route between Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. The ceremony was also viewed live by tens of millions more around the world, including 72 million on the YouTube Royal Channel, and 36.7 million on television in United Kingdom. This wedding day only cost about £20 million.
*The photo of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the carriage after the marriage is by Robbie Dale from www.AnOnlineGreenWorld.com more of Robbie’s royal pics can be found on AnOnlineGreenWorld’s Flickr Photostream
Today in History for April 29th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…