November 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on November 29 throughout history. The 333rd day of the Gregorian calendar is November 29. San Jose, California was founded on this day as the first civilian town in Alta California. Thomas Edison demonstrated his phonograph for the first time in California, while Atari debuted Pong.

Sagittarius rules the 29th of November. Don Cheadle, Howie Mandel, and Anna Farris all have famous birthdays. The 29th of November is also National Lemon Cream Pie Day.


(November 29, 1832)
Louisa May Alcott, an American novelist best known for her children's books, particularly Little Women, was born. photo source:


(November 29, 1929)
Richard E. Byrd, an American pioneer aviator, flew over the South Pole. photo source:

(November 29, 1981)
Natalie Wood, an American film actress, drowned under strange circumstances while vacationing aboard a yacht off the coast of Santa Catalina Island, California.

(November 29, 2001)
At the age of 58, George Harrison, a former member of the Beatles, died of cancer. photo source:

(November 29, 2008)
Jørn Utzon, the Danish architect who created the Sydney Opera House, one of the most photographed structures in the world, died at the age of 90. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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