December 29 Holidays, Events & Observances

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December 29 holidays and observances
December 29 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in December, international holidays in December 29, national days in December 29. Some major December 29 national day and International holidays list in December calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

There are literally thousands of holidays throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of December 29 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have documented the long list of observances on December 29, notable events, national days in December 29, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on December 29 globally.

Month of December

The month of December brings many holidays, feasts, and happenings!Learn all about the 12th month on the calendar, a short history, and what the month is known for! From St. Nicholas Day to the Geminid Meteor Shower to Christmas, it’s a busy month of the year. Just remember to grab a cup of cocoa and relax when you can. 

December is the 12th month (and last month) in our modern-day Gregorian calendar (as it was in the preceding Julian calendar).

However, it was originally the 10th month of the Roman calendar (until 153 BC). Hence, “December” comes from the Latin word decem, meaning “ten.”

Holidays in December

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word may refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

Meanwhile few of holidays in December are: National Fritters Day, International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, National Mutt Day | National Mixed Breed Dog Day, Pan American Health Day, Special Education Day, World Computer Literacy Day, National Roof over Your Head Day, International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Make a Gift Day, and more.

December 29 holidays and observances
December 29 Holidays and Observances

December 29 Holidays, National Day

December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; Two days remain until the end of the year.

Events

  • 875 – Charles the Bald, King of the Franks, is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor Charles II.
  • 1170 – Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Communion and the Catholic Church.
  • 1503 – The Battle of Garigliano (1503) was fought between a Spanish army under Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba and a French army commanded by Ludovico II, Marquess of Saluzzo.
  • 1508 – Portuguese forces under the command of Francisco de Almeida attack Khambhat at the Battle of Dabul.
  • 1778 – American Revolutionary War: Three thousand British soldiers under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Archibald Campbell capture Savannah, Georgia.
  • 1812 – USS Constitution, under the command of Captain William Bainbridge, captures HMS Java off the coast of Brazil after a three-hour battle.
  • 1835 – The Treaty of New Echota is signed, ceding all the lands of the Cherokee east of the Mississippi River to the United States.
  • 1845 – The United States annexes the Republic of Texas.
  • 1860 – The launch of HMS Warrior, with her combination of screw propeller, iron hull and iron armour, renders all previous warships obsolete.
  • 1874 – The military coup of Gen. Martinez Campos in Sagunto ends the failed First Spanish Republic and the monarchy is restored as Prince Alfonso is proclaimed King of Spain.
  • 1876 – The Ashtabula River railroad disaster occurs, leaving 64 injured and 92 dead at Ashtabula, Ohio.
  • 1890 – Wounded Knee Massacre on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, 300 Lakota are killed by the United States 7th Cavalry Regiment.
  • 1911 – Mongolia gains independence from the Qing dynasty, enthroning 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu as Khagan of Mongolia.
  • 1911 – Sun Yat-sen becomes the provisional President of the Republic of China; he formally takes office on January 1, 1912.
  • 1913 – Cecil B. DeMille starts filming Hollywood’s first feature film, The Squaw Man.
  • 1916 – A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the first novel by James Joyce, was first published as a book by an American publishing house B. W. Huebschis after it had been serialized in The Egoist (1914–15).
  • 1930 – Sir Muhammad Iqbal’s presidential address in Allahabad introduces the two-nation theory and outlines a vision for the creation of Pakistan.
  • 1934 – Japan renounces the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 and the London Naval Treaty of 1930.
  • 1937 – The Irish Free State is replaced by a new state called Ireland with the adoption of a new constitution.
  • 1940 – World War II: In the Second Great Fire of London, the Luftwaffe fire-bombs London, England, killing almost 200 civilians.
  • 1949 – KC2XAK of Bridgeport, Connecticut becomes the first Ultra high frequency (UHF) television station to operate a daily schedule.
  • 1972 – Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 (a Lockheed L-1011 TriStar) crashes in the Florida Everglades on approach to Miami International Airport, Florida, killing 101 of the 176 people on board.
  • 1975 – A bomb explodes at LaGuardia Airport in New York City, killing 11 people and injuring 74.
  • 1989 – Czech writer, philosopher and dissident Václav Havel is elected the first post-communist President of Czechoslovakia.
  • 1989 – The Nikkei 225 for the Tokyo Stock Exchange hits its all-time intra-day high of 38,957.44 and closing high at 38,915.87, serving as the apex of the Japanese asset price bubble.
  • 1992 – Fernando Collor de Mello, president of Brazil, tries to resign amidst corruption charges, but is then impeached.
  • 1994 – Turkish Airlines Flight 278 (a Boeing 737-400) crashes on approach to Van Ferit Melen Airport in Van, Turkey, killing 57 of the 76 people on board.
  • 1996 – Guatemala and leaders of Guatemalan National Revolutionary Unity sign a peace accord ending a 36-year civil war.
  • 1997 – Hong Kong begins to kill all the city’s 1.25 million chickens to stop the spread of a potentially deadly influenza strain.
  • 1998 – Leaders of the Khmer Rouge apologize for the 1970s genocide in Cambodia that claimed over one million lives.
  • 2003 – The last known speaker of Akkala Sami dies, rendering the language extinct.
  • 2006 – The UK settles its Anglo-American loan, post-WWII loan debt.
  • 2012 – A Tupolev Tu-204 airliner crashes in a ditch between the airport fence and the M3 highway after overshooting a runway at Vnukovo International Airport in Moscow, Russia, killing five people and leaving three others critically injured.
  • 2013 – A suicide bomb attack at the Volgograd-1 railway station in the southern Russian city of Volgograd kills at least 18 people and wounds 40 others.
  • 2013 – Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher suffers a massive head injury while skiing in the French Alps.
  • 2020 – A large explosion at the airport in the southern Yemeni city of Aden kills at least 22 people and wounds 50.
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Births

  • 765 – Ali al-Ridha, Arab scholar and imam (d. 818)
  • 1019 – Munjong, Korean ruler (d. 1083)
  • 1536 – Henry VI, German nobleman (d. 1572)
  • 1550 – García de Silva Figueroa, Spanish diplomat and traveller (d. 1624)
  • 1633 – Johannes Zollikofer, Swiss vicar (d. 1692)
  • 1709 – Elizabeth Petrovna, Russian empress (d. 1762)
  • 1746 – Saverio Cassar, Maltese priest and rebel leader (d. 1805)
  • 1766 – Charles Macintosh, Scottish chemist and the inventor of waterproof fabric (d. 1843)
  • 1796 – Johann Christian Poggendorff, German physicist and journalist (d. 1877)
  • 1800 – Charles Goodyear, American chemist and engineer (d. 1860)
  • 1808 – Andrew Johnson, American general and politician, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
  • 1809 – William Ewart Gladstone, English lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1898)
  • 1816 – Carl Ludwig, German physician and physiologist (d. 1895)
  • 1844 – Womesh Chunder Bonnerjee, Indian barrister and first president of Indian National Congress (d. 1906)
  • 1855 – August Kitzberg, Estonian author and poet (d. 1927)
  • 1856 – Thomas Joannes Stieltjes, Dutch-French mathematician and academic (d. 1894)
  • 1859 – Venustiano Carranza, Mexican soldier and politician, 37th President of Mexico (d. 1920)
  • 1874 – François Brandt, Dutch rower and bishop (d. 1949)
  • 1876 – Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (d. 1973)
  • 1876 – Lionel Tertis, English violist (d. 1975)
  • 1879 – Billy Mitchell, American general and pilot (d. 1936)
  • 1881 – Jess Willard, American boxer (d. 1968)
  • 1885 – Roman von Ungern-Sternberg, Austrian-Russian general (d. 1921)
  • 1886 – Norman Hallows, English runner and captain (d. 1968)
  • 1895 – Oswald Freisler, German lawyer and author (d. 1939)
  • 1896 – David Alfaro Siqueiros, Mexican painter (d. 1974)
  • 1899 – Nie Rongzhen, Chinese general and politician, Mayor of Beijing (d. 1992)
  • 1902 – Nels Stewart, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1957)
  • 1903 – Candido Portinari, Brazilian painter (d. 1962)
  • 1904 – Kuvempu, Indian author and poet (d. 1994)
  • 1908 – Helmut Gollwitzer, German theologian and author (d. 1993)
  • 1908 – Magnus Pyke, English scientist and author (d. 1992)
  • 1910 – Ronald Coase, English-American economist, author, and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1911 – Klaus Fuchs, German physicist and spy (d. 1988)
  • 1914 – Zainul Abedin, Bangladeshi painter and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1914 – Billy Tipton, American pianist and saxophonist (d. 1989)
  • 1914 – Albert Tucker, Australian painter and illustrator (d. 1999)
  • 1915 – Bill Osmanski, American football player and coach (d. 1996)
  • 1915 – Robert Ruark, American hunter and author (d. 1965)
  • 1915 – Jo Van Fleet, American actress (d. 1996)
  • 1917 – Tom Bradley, American lieutenant, lawyer, and politician, 38th Mayor of Los Angeles (d. 1998)
  • 1917 – Ramanand Sagar, Indian director and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1919 – Alfred de Grazia, American political scientist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Roman Vlad, Italian pianist and composer (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Viveca Lindfors, Swedish-American actress, singer and poet (d. 1995)
  • 1921 – Dobrica Ćosić, Serbian politician, 1st President of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Little Joe Cook, American singer-songwriter (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – William Gaddis, American author and academic (d. 1998)
  • 1923 – Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegalese historian, anthropologist, and physicist (d. 1986)
  • 1923 – Morton Estrin, American pianist and educator (d. 2017)
  • 1923 – Dina Merrill, American actress, game show panelist, socialite, heiress, and businesswoman (d. 2017)
  • 1923 – Shlomo Venezia, Greek-Italian author and Holocaust survivor (d. 2012)
  • 1923 – Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, French mathematician and physicist
  • 1924 – Joe Allbritton, American businessman and publisher, founded the Allbritton Communications Company (d. 2012)
  • 1924 – Kim Song-ae, Korean politician (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Pete Dye, American golfer and architect (d. 2020)
  • 1927 – Andy Stanfield, American sprinter (d. 1985)
  • 1929 – Matt Murphy, American guitarist (d. 2018)
  • 1931 – Stasys Stonkus, Lithuanian basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1932 – Inga Swenson, American actress and singer
  • 1933 – Samuel Brittan, English journalist and author
  • 1934 – Ed Flanders, American actor (d. 1995)
  • 1934 – Forough Farrokhzad, Iranian poet and filmmaker (d. 1967)
  • 1936 – Mary Tyler Moore, American actress and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1936 – Ray Nitschke, American football player (d. 1998)
  • 1937 – Wayne Huizenga, American businessman, founded AutoNation (d. 2018)
  • 1938 – Harvey Smith, English horse rider and sportscaster
  • 1938 – Jon Voight, American actor and producer
  • 1939 – Ed Bruce, American country music singer-songwriter
  • 1941 – Ray Thomas, English singer-songwriter and flute player (d. 2018)
  • 1942 – Rajesh Khanna, Indian actor (d. 2012)
  • 1942 – Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, Honduran cardinal
  • 1943 – Bill Aucoin, American talent manager (d. 2010)
  • 1943 – Molly Bang, American author and illustrator
  • 1943 – Rick Danko, Canadian singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 1999)
  • 1944 – Rodney Redmond, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1945 – Birendra of Nepal, King of Nepal from 1972 to 2001 (d. 2001)
  • 1946 – Marianne Faithfull, English singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1946 – Laffit Pincay, Jr., Panamanian jockey
  • 1947 – Richard Crandall, American physicist and computer scientist (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Ted Danson, American actor and producer
  • 1947 – Leonhard Lapin, Estonian architect and poet
  • 1947 – Cozy Powell, English drummer, songwriter, and producer (d. 1998)
  • 1947 – David Tanner, English rower and coach
  • 1947 – Vincent Winter, Scottish actor, director, and production manager (d. 1998)
  • 1948 – Jacky Clark Chisholm, American gospel singer
  • 1948 – Peter Robinson, Northern Irish politician, 3rd First Minister of Northern Ireland
  • 1949 – David Topliss, English rugby league player and coach (d. 2008)
  • 1951 – Yvonne Elliman, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1952 – Gelsey Kirkland, American ballerina and choreographer
  • 1953 – Thomas Bach, German fencer, lawyer and sports administrator; 9th President of the International Olympic Committee
  • 1953 – Alan Rusbridger, Zambia-born English journalist and academic
  • 1953 – Kate Schmidt, American javelin thrower and coach
  • 1953 – Stanley Williams, American gang leader, co-founded the Crips (d. 2005)
  • 1953 – Charlayne Woodard, American actress and playwright
  • 1954 – Albrecht Böttcher, German mathematician and author
  • 1954 – Roger Voudouris, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2003)
  • 1955 – Donald D. Hoffman, American quantitative psychologist and popular science writer
  • 1956 – Katy Munger, American writer
  • 1957 – Brad Grey, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1957 – Oliver Hirschbiegel, German actor, director, and producer
  • 1957 – Iain Paxton, Scottish rugby player and coach
  • 1957 – Paul Rudnick, American author, playwright, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Nancy J. Currie, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut
  • 1959 – Keith Crossan, Irish rugby player
  • 1959 – Patricia Clarkson, American actress
  • 1959 – Ann Demeulemeester, Belgian fashion designer
  • 1959 – Milton Ottey, Jamaican-Canadian high jumper and coach
  • 1959 – Paula Poundstone, American comedian and author
  • 1960 – David Boon, Australian cricketer
  • 1960 – David Gilbert, Australian cricketer
  • 1960 – Thomas Lubanga Dyilo, Congolese militia leader, founded the Union of Congolese Patriots
  • 1961 – Kevin Granata, American engineer and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1961 – Jim Reid, Scottish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1961 – Richard Horton, English physician and journalist
  • 1962 – Wynton Rufer, New Zealand footballer
  • 1962 – Devon White, Jamaican-American baseball player
  • 1962 – Carles Puigdemont, Catalan politician and former president
  • 1963 – Des Foy, English rugby player
  • 1963 – Dave McKean, English illustrator, photographer, director, and pianist
  • 1963 – Sean Payton, American football player and coach
  • 1963 – Liisa Savijarvi, Canadian skier
  • 1964 – Michael Cudlitz, American actor
  • 1965 – Laurent Boudouani, French boxer
  • 1965 – Dexter Holland, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Danilo Pérez, Panamanian pianist and composer
  • 1966 – Stefano Eranio, Italian footballer and coach
  • 1966 – Martin Offiah, English rugby league player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Jeff Luhnow, American businessman
  • 1967 – Ashleigh Banfield, Canadian-American journalist
  • 1967 – Evan Seinfeld, American bass player, actor, and director
  • 1967 – Lilly Wachowski, American director, screenwriter and producer
  • 1968 – Ri Pun-hui, North Korean table tennis player
  • 1969 – Jennifer Ehle, American actress
  • 1969 – Allan McNish, Scottish race car driver and journalist
  • 1970 – Enrico Chiesa, Italian footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Aled Jones, Welsh singer and television host
  • 1970 – Glen Phillips, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
  • 1971 – Besnik Hasi, Kosovo Albanian football manager and former player
  • 1972 – Jude Law, English actor
  • 1973 – Theo Epstein, American businessman
  • 1974 – Twinkle Khanna, Indian actress and writer
  • 1974 – Mekhi Phifer, American actor and producer
  • 1974 – Richie Sexson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1974 – Ryan Shore, Canadian composer and producer
  • 1975 – Shawn Hatosy, American actor
  • 1975 – Jaret Wright, American baseball player
  • 1976 – Filip Kuba, Czech ice hockey player
  • 1976 – Danny McBride, American actor, producer and screenwriter
  • 1977 – Jimmy Journell, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Jake Berry, English lawyer and politician
  • 1978 – Matthew Carr, Australian footballer
  • 1978 – Kieron Dyer, English footballer and coach
  • 1978 – Danny Higginbotham, English footballer and journalist
  • 1978 – Steve Kemp, English drummer
  • 1978 – Angelo Taylor, American athlete
  • 1979 – Mitsuhiro Ishida, Japanese mixed martial artist
  • 1979 – Diego Luna, Mexican actor, director and producer
  • 1979 – Moe Oshikiri, Japanese model and actress
  • 1979 – George Parros, American ice hockey player
  • 1981 – Shizuka Arakawa, Japanese figure skater and sportscaster
  • 1981 – Shaun Suisham, American football player
  • 1981 – Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko, Estonian footballer
  • 1982 – Alison Brie, American actress and singer
  • 1982 – Brian Hill, Canadian swimmer
  • 1982 – Dale Morris, Australian footballer
  • 1982 – Norbert Siedler, Austrian race car driver
  • 1983 – Jessica Andrews, American singer-songwriter
  • 1983 – James Kelly, Australian footballer
  • 1984 – Brenton Lawrence, Australian rugby league player
  • 1984 – Reimo Tamm, Estonian basketball player
  • 1985 – Alexa Ray Joel, American singer-songwriter
  • 1986 – Joe Anyon, English footballer
  • 1987 – Juliana Huxtable, American artist
  • 1987 – Iain De Caestecker, Scottish actor
  • 1987 – Yuhi Sekiguchi, Japanese race car driver
  • 1988 – Eric Berry, American football player
  • 1988 – Christen Press, American footballer
  • 1988 – Ágnes Szávay, Hungarian tennis player
  • 1989 – Kei Nishikori, Japanese tennis player
  • 1993 – Travis Head, Australian cricketer
  • 1993 – Gabby May, Canadian artistic gymnast
  • 1995 – Ross Lynch, American singer and actor
  • 1996 – Sana Minatozaki, Japanese singer, member of Twice
  • 1997 – Felix Keisinger, German skeleton racer
  • 2000 – Eliot Vassamillet, Belgian singer
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Deaths

  • 721 – Empress Genmei of Japan (b. 660)
  • 1125 – Agnes I, Abbess of Quedlinburg (b.c. 1090)
  • 1170 – Thomas Becket, English archbishop and saint (b. 1118)
  • 1208 – Emperor Zhangzong of Jin, (b. 1168)
  • 1380 – Elizabeth of Poland, queen consort of Hungary (b. 1305)
  • 1416 – Mathew Swetenham, bow bearer of Henry IV
  • 1550 – Bhuvanaikabahu VII, King of Kotte (b. 1468)
  • 1563 – Sebastian Castellio, French preacher and theologian (b. 1515)
  • 1565 – Queen Munjeong of Korea (b. 1501)
  • 1606 – Stephen Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (b. 1557)
  • 1634 – John Albert Vasa, Polish cardinal (b. 1612)
  • 1661 – Antoine Girard de Saint-Amant, French poet (b. 1594)
  • 1689 – Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author (b. 1624)
  • 1720 – Maria Margarethe Kirch, German astronomer and educator (b. 1670)
  • 1731 – Brook Taylor, English mathematician and theorist (b. 1685)
  • 1737 – Joseph Saurin, French minister and mathematician (b. 1659)
  • 1785 – Johan Herman Wessel, Norwegian-Danish poet and playwright (b. 1742)
  • 1807 – Diogo de Carvalho e Sampayo, Portuguese diplomat and scientist (b. 1750)
  • 1815 – Sarah Baartman, Khoikhoi woman (b. 1789)
  • 1825 – Jacques-Louis David, French painter and illustrator (b. 1748)
  • 1887 – Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann, Estonian-Russian linguist and botanist (b. 1805)
  • 1890 – Spotted Elk, American tribal leader (b. 1826)
  • 1891 – Leopold Kronecker, Polish-German mathematician and academic (b. 1823)
  • 1894 – Christina Rossetti, English poet and hymn-writer (b. 1830)
  • 1897 – William James Linton, English-American painter, author, and activist (b. 1812)
  • 1900 – John Henry Leech, English entomologist (b. 1862)
  • 1910 – Reginald Doherty, English tennis player (b. 1872)
  • 1924 – Carl Spitteler, Swiss poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1845)
  • 1925 – Félix Vallotton, Swiss/French painter (b. 1865)
  • 1926 – Rainer Maria Rilke, Austrian poet and author (b. 1875)
  • 1929 – Wilhelm Maybach, German engineer and businessman, founded Maybach (b. 1846)
  • 1937 – Don Marquis, American journalist, author, and playwright (b. 1878)
  • 1941 – Tullio Levi-Civita, Italian mathematician and scholar (b. 1873)
  • 1944 – Khasan Israilov, Chechen rebel (b. 1910)
  • 1949 – Tyler Dennett, American historian and author (b. 1883)
  • 1952 – Fletcher Henderson, American pianist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1897)
  • 1959 – Robin Milford, English soldier and composer (b. 1903)
  • 1960 – Eden Phillpotts, English author and poet (b. 1862)
  • 1967 – Paul Whiteman, American violinist, composer, and conductor (b. 1890)
  • 1968 – Austin Farrer, English theologian and philosopher (b. 1904)
  • 1970 – Marie Menken, American director and painter (b. 1909)
  • 1972 – Joseph Cornell, American sculptor and director (b. 1903)
  • 1972 – Chrysostomos Papasarantopoulos, Greek priest and missionary (b. 1903)
  • 1976 – Ivo Van Damme, Belgian runner (b. 1954)
  • 1980 – Nadezhda Mandelstam, Russian author and educator (b. 1899)
  • 1981 – Miroslav Krleža, Croatian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1893)
  • 1986 – Harold Macmillan, English captain and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1894)
  • 1986 – Andrei Tarkovsky, Russian director and screenwriter (b. 1932)
  • 1988 – Mike Beuttler, Egyptian race car driver (b. 1940)
  • 1996 – Mireille Hartuch, French singer-songwriter and actress (b. 1906)
  • 1998 – Jean-Claude Forest, French author and illustrator (b. 1930)
  • 1999 – Leon Radzinowicz, Polish-English criminologist and academic (b. 1906)
  • 2000 – Adele Stimmel Chase, American sculptor and painter (b. 1917)
  • 2001 – Takashi Asahina, Japanese conductor (b. 1908)
  • 2003 – Bob Monkhouse, English comedian, actor, and game show host (b. 1928)
  • 2004 – Julius Axelrod, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – Ken Burkhart, American baseball player and umpire (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Phil O’Donnell, Scottish footballer (b. 1972)
  • 2008 – Freddie Hubbard, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1938)
  • 2009 – Steven Williams, American professional wrestler (b. 1960)
  • 2010 – Avi Cohen, Israeli footballer and manager (b. 1956)
  • 2012 – Tony Greig, South African-Australian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Roland Griffiths-Marsh, Australian soldier and author (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Edward Meneeley, American painter and sculptor (b. 1927)
  • 2012 – Paulo Rocha, Portuguese director and screenwriter (b. 1935)
  • 2012 – Bruce Stark, American cartoonist (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – C. T. Hsia, Chinese-American critic and scholar (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Benjamin Curtis, American guitarist, drummer, and songwriter (b. 1978)
  • 2013 – Connie Dierking, American basketball player (b. 1936)
  • 2013 – Eero Mäntyranta, Finnish skier (b. 1937)
  • 2013 – Jagadish Mohanty, Indian author and translator (b. 1951)
  • 2013 – Wojciech Kilar, Polish classical and film music composer (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Hari Harilela, Indian-Hong Kong businessman and philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Juanito Remulla, Sr., Filipino lawyer and politician, Governor of Cavite (b. 1933)
  • 2015 – Om Prakash Malhotra, Indian general and politician, 25th Governor of Punjab (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Pavel Srníček, Czech footballer and coach (b. 1968)
  • 2016 – Keion Carpenter, American football defensive back (b. 1977)
  • 2016 – LaVell Edwards, American football head coach (b. 1930)
  • 2020 – Pierre Cardin, Italian-French fashion designer (b. 1922)
  • 2020 – Joe Louis Clark, American educator (b. 1937)
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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • David, King and prophet (Catholic, Lutheran)
    • Jonathan, Prince of Israel and David’s friend.
    • Thomas Becket
    • Trophimus of Arles
    • December 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Constitution Day (Ireland)
  • Independence Day (Mongolia)
  • The fifth day of Christmas (Western Christianity)
  • The fourth day of Kwanzaa (United States)

  • BBC: On This Day
  • The New York Times: On This Day
  • Historical Events on December 29
  • Today in Canadian History

December 29 Day, the conclusion

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