September 29: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on September 29 throughout history. The Gregorian calendar’s 272nd day is September 29th. Spain claimed Tegucigalpa, Honduras, and WGPR became the country’s first African-American-owned and operated television station. Asteroid 4179 Toutatis passed within four lunar distances of Earth.

The 29th of September falls under the sign of Libra. Jerry Lee Lewis, Les Claypool, and Gwen Ifill all have famous birthdays. It’s World Heart Day today.


Happy Birthday! (September 01, 1957)
Gloria Estefan, Cuban-American singer-songwriter and actress. photo source:


(September 01, 1972)
The American Bobby Fischer becomes the world chess champion in Reykjavík, Iceland, after defeating Russian Boris Spassky. photo source:

(September 01, 1979)
The first spacecraft to visit Saturn was the American probe Pioneer 11, which passed the planet at a distance of 21,000 kilometres (13,000 mi). photo source:

(September 01, 1985)
The wreck of the Titanic was discovered on the ocean floor at a depth of around 13,000 feet during a search headed by American oceanographer Robert Ballard (4,000 metres).

(September 01, 2004)
In North Ossetia, Russia, Chechen militants took over a school in Beslan, and a siege that ended two days later resulted in the deaths of over 330 persons (excluding 31 terrorists), most of them were children. 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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