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- 10/28/18--21:46: EVENTS OF THIS DAY IN THE PAST. 29/10
- 561 – King Chlothar I dies at Compiègne. The Merovingian dynasty is continued by his four sons, Charibert I, Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I, who divide the Frankish Kingdom.
- 618 – The Tang dynasty scores a decisive victory over their rival Xue Rengao at the Battle of Qianshuiyuan.
- 903 – The Abbasid army under Muhammad ibn Sulayman al-Katib deals a crushing defeat to the Qarmatians at the Battle of Hama.
- 1394 – The Korean king Yi Seong-gye, founder of the Joseon dynasty, moves the capital from Kaesŏng to Hanyang, today known as Seoul.
- 1549 – The papal conclave of 1549–50 begins.
- 1612 – The Battle of Swally takes place, which loosens the Portuguese Empire's hold on India.
- 1729 – Natchez Indians massacre 138 Frenchmen, 35 French women, and 56 children at Fort Rosalie, near the site of modern-day Natchez, Mississippi.
- 1776 – American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Fort Cumberland, Nova Scotia, comes to an end with the arrival of British reinforcements.
- 1777 – San Jose, California, is founded as Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe by José Joaquín Moraga. It is the first civilian settlement, or pueblo, in Alta California.
- 1781 – The crew of the British slave ship Zong murders 133 Africans by dumping them into the sea to claim insurance.
- 1783 – A 5.3 magnitude earthquake strikes New Jersey.
- 1807 – Transfer of the Portuguese Court to Brazil: John VI of Portugal flees Lisbon from advancing Napoleonic forces during the Peninsular War, transferring the Portuguese court to Brazil.
- 1830 – November Uprising: An armed rebellion against Russia's rule in Poland begins.
- 1847 – The Sonderbund is defeated by the joint forces of other Swiss cantons under General Guillaume-Henri Dufour.
- 1847 – Whitman massacre: Missionaries Dr. Marcus Whitman, his wife Narcissa, and 15 others are killed by Cayuse and Umatilla Indians, causing the Cayuse War.
- 1850 – The treaty, Punctation of Olmütz, is signed in Olomouc. Prussia capitulates to Austria, which will take over the leadership of the German Confederation.
- 1864 – American Indian Wars: Sand Creek massacre: Colorado volunteers led by Colonel John Chivington massacre at least 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho noncombatants inside Colorado Territory.
- 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Spring Hill: The Confederate Army of Tennessee misses an opportunity to crush the Army of the Ohio.
- 1872 – American Indian Wars: The Modoc War begins with the Battle of Lost River.
- 1877 – Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
- 1890 – The Meiji Constitution goes into effect in Japan, and the first Diet convenes.
- 1899 – FC Barcelona is founded by Catalan, Spanish and Englishmen. It later develops into one of Spanish football's most iconic and strongest teams.
- 1902 – The Pittsburgh Stars defeated the Philadelphia Athletics, 11–0 to win the first championship associated with an American national professional football league.
- 1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard E. Byrd leads the first expedition to fly over the South Pole.
- 1943 – World War II: The second session of the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia (AVNOJ), held to determine the post-war ordering of the country, concludes in Jajce (present-day Bosnia and Herzegovina).
- 1944 – World War II: Albania is liberated by the Partisans.
- 1945 – The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia is declared.
- 1947 – Partition Plan: The United Nations General Assembly approves a plan for the partition of Palestine.
- 1947 – First Indochina War: French forces carry out a massacre at Mỹ Trạch, Vietnam.
- 1948 – Marshal Lin Biao, commander-in-chief of the Chinese communist Northeast Field Army, launched a massive offensive toward Beijing, Pingjin Campaign has begun.
- 1952 – Korean War: U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower fulfills a campaign promise by traveling to Korea to find out what can be done to end the conflict.
- 1961 – Project Mercury: Mercury-Atlas 5 Mission: Enos, a chimpanzee, is launched into space. The spacecraft orbits the Earth twice and splashes down off the coast of Puerto Rico.
- 1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson establishes the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
- 1963 – Trans-Canada Air Lines Flight 831 crashes shortly after takeoff from Montreal-Dorval International Airport, killing all 118 people on board.
- 1967 – Vietnam War: U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announces his resignation.
- 1972 – Atari releases Pong, the first commercially successful video game.
- 1986 – The Surinamese military attacks the village of Moiwana during the Suriname Guerrilla War, killing at least 39 civilians, mostly women and children.
- 1987 – North Korean agents plant a bomb on Korean Air Flight 858, which kills all 115 passengers and crew.
- 2007 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines lay siege to the Peninsula Manila after soldiers led by Senator Antonio Trillanes stage a mutiny.
- 2009 – Maurice Clemmons shoots and kills four police officers inside a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.
- 826 – William of Septimania, Frankish nobleman (d. 850)
- 968 – Kazan, emperor of Japan (d. 1008)
- 1310 – John de Mowbray, 3rd Baron Mowbray, English Baron (d. 1361)
- 1329 – John I, duke of Bavaria (d. 1340)
- 1338 – Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence, Belgian-English politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1368)
- 1422 – Thomas Percy, 1st Baron Egremont, English Baron (d. 1460)
- 1427 – Zhengtong, emperor of the Ming Dynasty (d. 1464)
- 1463 – Andrea della Valle, Italian cardinal (d. 1534)
- 1484 – Joachim Vadian, Swiss physician, scholar, and politician (d. 1551)
- 1528 – Anthony Browne, 1st Viscount Montagu, English politician (d. 1592)
- 1627 – John Ray, English biologist and botanist (d. 1705)
- 1690 – Christian August, Prince of Anhalt-Zerbst (d. 1747)
- 1705 – Michael Christian Festing, English violinist and composer (d. 1752)
- 1752 – Jemima Wilkinson, American evangelist (d. 1819)
- 1781 – Andrés Bello, Venezuelan poet and philosopher (d. 1865)
- 1797 – Gaetano Donizetti, Italian composer (d. 1848)
- 1798 – Alexander Brullov, Russian painter and architect, designed the Pulkovo Observatory (d. 1877)
- 1799 – Amos Bronson Alcott, American philosopher and academic (d. 1888)
- 1802 – Wilhelm Hauff, German poet and author (d. 1827)
- 1803 – Christian Doppler, Austrian mathematician and physicist (d. 1853)
- 1803 – Gottfried Semper, German architect and academic, designed the Semper Opera House (d. 1879)
- 1816 – Morrison Waite, American jurist and politician, 7th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1888)
- 1818 – George Brown, Scottish-Canadian journalist and politician, 10th Premier of West Canada (d. 1880)
- 1818 – William Ellery Channing, American poet and author (d. 1901)
- 1823 – La Fayette Grover, American lawyer and politician, 4th Governor of Oregon (d. 1911)
- 1825 – Jean-Martin Charcot, French neurologist and psychologist (d. 1893)
- 1831 – Frederick Townsend Ward, American sailor and soldier (d. 1862)
- 1832 – Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet (d. 1888)
- 1835 – Empress Dowager Cixi of China (d. 1908)
- 1843 – Gertrude Jekyll, British horticulturist and writer (d. 1932)
- 1849 – John Ambrose Fleming, English physicist and engineer (d. 1945)
- 1856 – Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg, German lawyer and politician, 5th Chancellor of Germany (d. 1921)
- 1857 – Theodor Escherich, German-Austrian pediatrician and academic (d. 1911)
- 1861 – Spyridon Samaras, Greek playwright and composer (d. 1917)
- 1873 – Suzan Rose Benedict, American mathematician and academic (d. 1942)
- 1874 – Francis Dodd, Welsh-English painter and academic (d. 1949)
- 1874 – Egas Moniz, Portuguese physician and neurologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)
- 1876 – Nellie Tayloe Ross, American educator and politician, 14th Governor of Wyoming (d. 1977)
- 1878 – John Derbyshire, English swimmer and water polo player (d. 1938)
- 1879 – Jacob Gade, Danish violinist and composer (d. 1963)
- 1881 – Artur Phleps, Romanian-German general (d. 1944)
- 1881 – Abdülhalik Renda, Turkish civil servant and politician, 6th Turkish Minister of National Defence (d. 1957)
- 1882 – Henri Fabre, French pilot and engineer (d. 1984)
- 1888 – Joe Slater, Australian footballer and captain (d. 1917)
- 1891 – Julius Raab, Austrian engineer and politician, 19th Chancellor of Austria (d. 1964)
- 1895 – Busby Berkeley, American director and choreographer (d. 1976)
- 1895 – William Tubman, Liberian lawyer and politician, 19th President of Liberia (d. 1971)
- 1898 – C. S. Lewis, British novelist, poet, and critic (d. 1963)
- 1899 – Andrija Artuković, Croatian Minister of Interior (d. 1988)
- 1899 – Emma Morano, Italian supercentenarian (d. 2017)
- 1900 – Mildred Gillars, American broadcaster, employed by Nazi Germany to disseminate propaganda during WWII (d. 1988) 
- 1901 – Mildred Harris, American actress (d. 1944)
- 1904 – Egon Eiermann, German architect, designed the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church (d. 1970)
- 1905 – Marcel Lefebvre, French-Swiss archbishop and theologian (d. 1991)
- 1908 – Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., American pastor and politician (d. 1972)
- 1908 – Afet İnan, Turkish historian and sociologist (d. 1985)
- 1910 – Elizabeth Choy, Malaysian-Singaporean educator and politician (d. 2006)
- 1910 – Antanas Škėma, Lithuanian actor and director (d. 1961)
- 1915 – Ludu Daw Amar, Burmese journalist and author (d. 2008)
- 1915 – Billy Strayhorn, American pianist and composer (d. 1967)
- 1916 – Fran Ryan, American actress and comedian (d. 2000)
- 1917 – Pierre Gaspard-Huit, French director and screenwriter (d. 2017)
- 1917 – Merle Travis, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1983)
- 1918 – Madeleine L'Engle, American author and poet (d. 2007)
- 1919 – Joe Weider, Canadian-American bodybuilder and publisher, co-founded the International Federation of BodyBuilding & Fitness (d. 2013)
- 1920 – Yegor Ligachyov, Russian engineer and politician
- 1920 – Joseph Shivers, American chemist and academic, developed spandex (d. 2014)
- 1922 – Michael Howard, English-American historian, author, and academic
- 1922 – Minnie Miñoso, Cuban-American baseball player and coach (d. 2015)
- 1923 – Chuck Daigh, American race car driver (b. 2008)
- 1924 – Jane Freilicher, American painter and poet (d. 2014)
- 1924 – Charles E. Mower, American sergeant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1944)
- 1926 – Beji Caid Essebsi, Tunisian lawyer and politician, President of Tunisia
- 1927 – Vin Scully, American sportscaster and game show host
- 1928 – Tahir Salahov, Azerbaijani painter and educator
- 1928 – Paul Simon, American soldier and politician, 39th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois (d. 2003)
- 1928 – Ernie Vossler, American golfer (d. 2013)
- 1929 – Derek Jameson, English journalist and radio host (d. 2012)
- 1929 – Woo Yong-gak, North Korean soldier
- 1930 – Shirley Porter, English politician, Lord Mayor of Westminster
- 1930 – Vladimir Šenauer, Croatian footballer (d. 2013)
- 1930 – Alan Lee Williams, English academic and politician
- 1931 – Shintaro Katsu, Japanese actor, singer, director, and producer (d. 1997)
- 1931 – André Noyelle, Belgian cyclist (d. 2003)
- 1932 – Ed Bickert, Canadian jazz guitarist
- 1932 – Jacques Chirac, French soldier and politician, 22nd President of France
- 1932 – John Gary, American singer and television host (d. 1998)
- 1932 – Fernando Guillén, Spanish actor (d. 2013)
- 1932 – Marc Vaux, English painter
- 1933 – John Mayall, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
- 1933 – James Rosenquist, American painter and illustrator (d. 2017)
- 1934 – Willie Morris, American writer (d. 1999)
- 1935 – Diane Ladd, American actress
- 1935 – Thomas J. O'Brien, American bishop
- 1937 – Jan Mangerud, Norwegian geologist and academic
- 1938 – Kashiwado Tsuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 47th Yokozuna (d. 1996)
- 1939 – Peter Bergman, American comedian, actor and screenwriter (d. 2012)
- 1939 – Meco, American record producer and musician
- 1940 – Denny Doherty, Canadian singer-songwriter (d. 2007)
- 1940 – Oscar Espinosa Chepe, Cuban-Spanish economist and journalist (d. 2013)
- 1940 – Chuck Mangione, American horn player and composer
- 1940 – Janet Smith, English lawyer and judge
- 1940 – Henry T. Yang, Taiwanese/Chinese-American engineer and academic
- 1941 – Bill Freehan, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster
- 1941 – Roberto Rodríguez, Venezuelan baseball player and coach (d. 2012)
- 1942 – Felix Cavaliere, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
- 1942 – Ann Dunham, American anthropologist and academic (d. 1995)
- 1942 – Maggie Thompson, American author and critic
- 1942 – John Grillo, English actor and playwright
- 1943 – Janet Holmes à Court, Australian businesswoman and philanthropist
- 1943 – Bobbi Martin, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2000)
- 1943 – Sue Miller, American novelist and short story writer
- 1945 – Csaba Pléh, Hungarian psychologist and linguist
- 1946 – Brian Cadd, Australian singer-songwriter, keyboard player and producer
- 1946 – Suzy Chaffee, American skier
- 1946 – Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1947 – Petra Kelly, German activist and politician (d. 1992)
- 1947 – Ronnie Montrose, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
- 1948 – Yōichi Masuzoe, Japanese politician
- 1949 – Yvon Labre, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1949 – Jerry Lawler, American wrestler and sportscaster
- 1949 – Dutch Mantel, American wrestler and manager
- 1949 – Garry Shandling, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
- 1949 – Steve Smith, American lawyer and politician (d. 2014)
- 1950 – Kevin O'Donnell, Jr., American author (d. 2012)
- 1951 – Carl Finch, American polka musician, songwriter, and record producer (Brave Combo)
- 1951 – Barry Goudreau, American guitarist and songwriter
- 1951 – Roger Troutman, American singer-songwriter and producer (d. 1999)
- 1951 – Don Walker, Australian singer-songwriter and pianist
- 1952 – Jeff Fahey, American actor and producer
- 1952 – Dusty Hare, English rugby player and cricketer
- 1953 – Jackie French, Australian author
- 1953 – Huub Stevens, Dutch footballer and manager
- 1954 – Joel Coen, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1954 – Steve Rogers, Australian rugby player and coach (d. 2006)
- 1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian, actor, and television host
- 1956 – Hinton Battle, German-American actor, dancer, and choreographer
- 1956 – Yvonne Fovargue, English lawyer and politician
- 1956 – Eric Laakso, American football player (d. 2010)
- 1956 – Katrin Saks, Estonian lawyer and politician
- 1957 – Jennifer Batten, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
- 1957 – Janet Napolitano, American lawyer, academic, and politician, 3rd United States Secretary of Homeland Security
- 1957 – Matthew Rubel, American businessman
- 1957 – Mario Salieri, Italian director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1958 – Michael Dempsey, Zimbabwean-English bass player
- 1958 – John Dramani Mahama, Ghanaian historian and politician, 4th President of Ghana
- 1959 – Richard Borcherds, South African-English mathematician and academic
- 1959 – Neal Broten, American ice hockey player
- 1959 – Rich Camarillo, American football player and coach
- 1959 – Rahm Emanuel, American businessman and politician, 44th Mayor of Chicago
- 1960 – Marco Bucci, Italian discus thrower (d. 2013)
- 1960 – Howard Johnson, American baseball player, coach, and manager
- 1960 – Cathy Moriarty, American actress
- 1962 – Ronny Jordan, English singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
- 1962 – Andrew McCarthy, American actor and director
- 1962 – Michael Veitch, Australian comedian and actor
- 1963 – Will Downing, American singer-songwriter and producer
- 1963 – Lalit Modi, Indian businessman
- 1964 – Don Cheadle, American actor and producer
- 1964 – Ken Monkou, Surinamese-Dutch footballer
- 1965 – Lauren Child, English author
- 1965 – Ellen Cleghorne, American comedian and actress
- 1965 – Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese poet and pianist (d. 1992)
- 1968 – Hayabusa, Japanese wrestler (d. 2016)
- 1968 – Jonathan Knight, American singer-songwriter and dancer
- 1969 – Kasey Keller, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
- 1969 – Mariano Rivera, Panamanian-American baseball player
- 1969 – Pierre van Hooijdonk, Dutch footballer
- 1969 – Tomas Brolin, Swedish footballer
- 1970 – Larry Joe Campbell, American actor and director
- 1970 – Mark Pembridge, Welsh footballer and coach
- 1970 – Ryu Seung-ryong, South Korean actor
- 1971 – Brad May, Canadian ice hockey player and sportscaster
- 1972 – Willie Bain, Scottish academic and politician
- 1972 – Brian Baumgartner, American actor and producer
- 1972 – Jamal Mashburn, American basketball player and sportscaster
- 1972 – Roger Shah, German electronic music producer
- 1972 – Minoru Tanaka, Japanese wrestler and boxer
- 1973 – Ryan Giggs, Welsh footballer and manager
- 1973 – Sarah Jones, American actress and playwright
- 1974 – Pavol Demitra, Slovak ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1975 – Andreas Ioannides, Cypriot footballer
- 1976 – Chris Akins, American football player
- 1976 – Lindsay Benko, American swimmer
- 1976 – Anna Faris, American actress
- 1976 – Michalis Kakiouzis, Greek basketball player
- 1977 – Chadwick Boseman, American Actor
- 1977 – Eddie Howe, English footballer and manager
- 1977 – Younis Khan, Pakistani cricketer
- 1977 – Maria Petrova, Russian figure skater
- 1978 – Alessandro Fei, Italian volleyball player
- 1978 – Dimitrios Konstantopoulos, Greek footballer
- 1979 – Adam Barrett, English footballer
- 1979 – Francis Beltrán, Dominican baseball player
- 1979 – The Game, American rapper
- 1979 – Neal Horgan, American-Irish footballer
- 1980 – P. J. Fleck, American football player and coach
- 1980 – Janina Gavankar, American actress and singer
- 1980 – Chun Jung-myung, South Korean actor
- 1980 – Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek soldier and politician
- 1981 – Fawad Khan, Pakistani actor, model and singer
- 1983 – Tanner Glass, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1983 – Jennifer Oeser, German heptathlete
- 1984 – Ji Hyun-woo, South Korean actor and guitarist
- 1984 – Katlego Mphela, South African footballer
- 1985 – Evangelia Aravani, Greek model
- 1985 – Shannon Brown, American basketball player
- 1987 – Stephen O'Halloran, Irish footballer
- 1987 – Sandro Wagner, German footballer
- 1988 – Dana Brooke, American wrestler and bodybuilder
- 1988 – Lee Hyun-ho, South Korean footballer
- 1988 – Russell Wilson, American football player
- 1990 – Sheldon Richardson, American football player
- 1991 – Terunofuji Haruo, Mongolian sumo wrestler
- 1994 – Shaun Lane, Australian rugby league player
- 1995 – Karl Lawton, Australian rugby league player
- 1995 – Siobhan-Marie O'Connor, British swimmer
- 1996 – Akvilė Paražinskaitė, Lithuanian tennis player
- 1997 – Ye Qiuyu, Chinese tennis player
- 521 – Jacob of Serugh, Syrian poet and theologian (b. 451)
- 524 – Ahkal Mo' Naab' I, ruler of Palenque (b. 465)
- 561 – Chlothar I, Frankish king (b. 497)
- 997 – Seongjong, Korean king (b. 961)
- 999 – Li Chun'an, Chinese merchant (b. 921)
- 1031 – Al-Qadir, Abbasid caliph (b. 947)
- 1039 – Adalbero, duke of Carinthia (b. 980)
- 1253 – Otto II, duke of Bavaria (b. 1206)
- 1268 – Clement IV, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1190)
- 1314 – Philip IV, king of France (b. 1268)
- 1330 – Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1287)
- 1342 – Michael of Cesena, Italian general, priest, and theologian (b. 1270)
- 1378 – Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1316)
- 1396 – Robert Ferrers, 3rd Baron Ferrers of Wemme, English nobleman (b. 1373)
- 1463 – Marie of Anjou, queen and wife of Charles VII of France (b. 1404)
- 1530 – Thomas Wolsey, English cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom (b. 1470)
- 1543 – Hans Holbein the Younger, German artist and printmaker
- 1544 – Jungjong of Joseon, Korean king (b. 1488)
- 1577 – Cuthbert Mayne, English priest (b. 1543)
- 1590 – Philipp Nicodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (b. 1547)
- 1595 – Alonso de Ercilla, Spanish soldier and poet (b. 1533)
- 1626 – Ernst von Mansfeld, German commander (b. 1580)
- 1628 – John Felton, English soldier and assassin of the Duke of Buckingham (b. c. 1595)
- 1632 – Frederick V, Elector Palatine (b. 1596)
- 1643 – William Cartwright, English priest and playwright (b. 1611)
- 1643 – Claudio Monteverdi, Italian priest and composer (b. 1567)
- 1646 – Laurentius Paulinus Gothus, Swedish astronomer and theologian (b. 1565)
- 1661 – Brian Walton, English bishop and scholar (b. 1600)
- 1694 – Marcello Malpighi, Italian physician and biologist (b. 1628)
- 1695 – James Dalrymple, 1st Viscount of Stair, Scottish lawyer and politician, Lord President of the Court of Session (b. 1619)
- 1699 – Patrick Gordon, Scottish-Russian general (b. 1635)
- 1759 – Nicolaus I Bernoulli, Swiss mathematician and theorist (b. 1687)
- 1780 – Maria Theresa, Holy Roman Empress, wife of Francis I, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1717)
- 1797 – Samuel Langdon, American pastor, theologian, and academic (b. 1723)
- 1830 – John Maurice Hauke, Polish general (b. 1775)
- 1846 – Hammamizade İsmail Dede Efendi, Turkish composer and educator (b. 1778)
- 1847 – Marcus Whitman, American physician and missionary (b. 1802)
- 1883 – Hiệp Hòa, Vietnamese emperor (b. 1847)
- 1918 – Prince Antônio Gastão of Orléans-Braganza (b. 1881)
- 1924 – Giacomo Puccini, Italian composer and educator (b. 1858)
- 1927 – George Giffen, Australian cricketer (b. 1859)
- 1932 – Abdullah Cevdet, Kurdish-Turkish physician and academic (b. 1869)
- 1939 – Philipp Scheidemann, German lawyer and politician, 10th Chancellor of Germany (b. 1865)
- 1941 – Frank Waller, American sprinter and hurdler (b. 1884)
- 1942 – Boyd Wagner, American colonel and pilot (b. 1916)
- 1946 – Johannes Vares, Estonian poet, physician, and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Estonia (b. 1890)
- 1953 – Sam De Grasse, Canadian-American actor (b. 1875)
- 1954 – Dink Johnson, American pianist, clarinet player, and drummer (b. 1892)
- 1957 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist and composer (b. 1897)
- 1967 – Ferenc Münnich, Hungarian soldier and politician, 47th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1886)
- 1970 – Robert T. Frederick, American general (b. 1907)
- 1972 – Carl Stalling, American pianist and composer (b. 1888)
- 1974 – James J. Braddock, American boxer (b. 1905)
- 1975 – Tony Brise, English race car driver (b. 1952)
- 1975 – Graham Hill, English race car driver and businessman (b. 1929)
- 1980 – Dorothy Day, American journalist and activist, co-founded the Catholic Worker Movement (b. 1897)
- 1980 – George J. Maloof, Sr., American businessman (b. 1923)
- 1981 – Natalie Wood, American actress (b. 1938)
- 1982 – Afrânio Pompílio Gastos do Amaral, Brazilian herpetologist (b. 1894)
- 1982 – Percy Williams, Canadian sprinter (b. 1908)
- 1984 – Nora Thompson Dean, American Lenape educator and author (b. 1907)
- 1986 – Cary Grant, English-American actor (b. 1904)
- 1987 – Irene Handl, English actress (b. 1901)
- 1991 – Ralph Bellamy, American actor (b. 1904)
- 1992 – Jean Dieudonné, French mathematician and academic (b. 1906)
- 1993 – J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (b. 1904)
- 1996 – Dan Flavin, American sculptor and illustrator (b. 1933)
- 1996 – Denis Jenkinson, English journalist and author (b. 1920)
- 1997 – Coleman Young, American politician, 66th Mayor of Detroit (b. 1918)
- 1998 – Maus Gatsonides, Dutch race car driver and businessman (b. 1911)
- 1999 – John Berry, American-French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1917)
- 1999 – Gene Rayburn, American game show panelist and host (b. 1917)
- 1999 – Kazuo Sakamaki, Japanese soldier (b. 1918)
- 2000 – Ilmar Laaban, Estonian-Swedish poet and publicist (b. 1921)
- 2001 – Mic Christopher, American-Irish singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1969)
- 2001 – George Harrison, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and music producer (b. 1943)
- 2001 – John Knowles, American novelist (b. 1926)
- 2002 – Daniel Gélin, French actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1921)
- 2004 – John Drew Barrymore, American actor (b. 1932)
- 2004 – Harry Danning, American baseball player and coach (b. 1911)
- 2005 – David Di Tommaso, French footballer (b. 1979)
- 2006 – Allen Carr, English-Spanish accountant and author (b. 1934)
- 2007 – James Barber, Canadian chef and author (b. 1923)
- 2007 – Ralph Beard, American basketball player (b. 1927)
- 2007 – Henry Hyde, American lawyer and politician (b. 1924)
- 2008 – Jørn Utzon, Danish architect, designed the Sydney Opera House (b. 1918)
- 2009 – Robert Holdstock, English author (b. 1948)
- 2010 – Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet and author (b. 1937)
- 2010 – Mario Monicelli, Italian director and screenwriter (b. 1915)
- 2010 – S. Sivanayagam, Sri Lankan journalist and author (b. 1930)
- 2010 – Stephen J. Solarz, American academic and politician (b. 1940)
- 2010 – Maurice Wilkes, English physicist and computer scientist (b. 1913)
- 2011 – Patrice O'Neal, American stand-up comedian (b. 1969)
- 2011 – Guillermo O'Donnell, Argentine political scientist (b. 1936)
- 2012 – Joelmir Beting, Brazilian journalist (b. 1936)
- 2012 – Sherab Palden Beru, Tibetan painter (b. 1911)
- 2012 – Merv Pregulman, American football player and businessman (b. 1922)
- 2012 – Buddy Roberts, American wrestler and manager (b. 1945)
- 2013 – Oliver Cheatham, American singer-songwriter (b. 1948)
- 2013 – Colin Eglin, South African soldier and politician (b. 1925)
- 2013 – Natalya Gorbanevskaya, Russian-Polish poet and activist (b. 1936)
- 2013 – Brian Torrey Scott, American playwright and screenwriter (b. 1976)
- 2014 – Dwayne Alons, American general and politician (b. 1946)
- 2014 – Dick Bresciani, American businessman (b. 1938)
- 2014 – Mark Strand, Canadian-born American poet, essayist, and translator (b. 1934)
- 2015 – Joe Marston, Australian footballer and manager (b. 1926)
- 2015 – Otto Newman, Austrian-American sociologist and academic (b. 1922)
- 2015 – Oʻtkir Sultonov, Uzbek lawyer and politician, 2nd Prime Minister of Uzbekistan (b. 1939)
- 2016 – Marcos Danilo Padilha, Brazilian football player (b. 1985)
- 2017 – Jim Nabors, American actor, singer and comedian (b. 1930)
- 2017 – Slobodan Praljak, Croatian general (b. 1945)
- 10/28/18--21:47: THIS DAY IN MUSIC
- 10/28/18--21:56: Article 3
- 10/28/18--22:00: Article 2
- 10/28/18--22:05: Article 1
- 10/28/18--22:08: Article 0
- 10/29/18--01:18: Article 0
- 10/29/18--04:10: Article 5
- 10/29/18--04:13: Article 4
Δυο μαθητές παρήλασαν σε οικισμο
της Νάξου και κέρδισαν
το θερμότερο χειροκρότημα
έκθεση Κρητικών προϊόντων
THE PILLARS ESTATE
Προς πώληση η «στοιχειωμένη» έπαυλη του Άλμπιον
Η οικονόμος άκουγε τις νυχτερινές ώρες το πιάνο
της κρεβατοκάμαρας της πρώην ιδιοκτήτριας
Κοινό τους χαρακτηριστικό είναι η απόκρημνη θέση τους,
1740: γεννιέται ο Σκωτσέζος συγγραφέας, Τζέιμς Μπόσγουελ.
1787: "παρουσιάζεται για πρώτη φορά στο Εθνικό Θέατρο Πράγας η όπερα του Μότσαρτ ""Ντον Τζιοβάνι""."
1863: ιδρύεται στη Γενεύη από 16 χώρες, ο Διεθνής Ερυθρός Σταυρός.
1864: η ελληνική Βουλή ψηφίζει το νέο Σύνταγμα της χώρας.
1877: πεθαίνει ο αρχηγός της Κου Κλουξ Κλαν Νέιθαν Μπέντφορντ Φόρεστ.
1879: γεννιέται ο Γερμανός πολιτικός και διπλωμάτης Φρανς φον Πάπεν. Έγινε καγκελάριος το 1932 και συνέβαλε ουσιαστικά στην άνοδο του Αδόλφου Χίτλερ στην εξουσία το 1933 και στην ενσωμάτωση της Αυστρίας το 1938. Αθωώθηκε στη Δίκη της Νυρεμβέργης και πέθανε το 1969.
1879: γεννιέται ο Ρώσος ηγέτης της Οκτωβριανής Επανάστασης Λέον Τρότσκι.
1881: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα τραγουδίστρια Φάνι Μπράις, την οποία ενσάρκωσε στον κινηματογράφο η Μπάρμπρα Στρέιζαντ.
1882: γεννιέται ο Ζαν Ζιραντού, Γάλλος θεατρικός συγγραφέας, μυθιστοριογράφος και διπλωμάτης.
1888: υπογράφεται η Σύμβαση της Κωνσταντινούπολης για την Ελεύθερη Ναυσιπλοΐα στη Διώρυγα του Σουέζ.
1897: "γεννιέται ο Τζόζεφ Γκέμπελς, Γερμανός προπαγανδιστής και πολιτικός. Υπήρξε στενός συνεργάτης του Χίτλερ. Αναλαμβάνοντας την προπαγάνδα του εθνικοσοσιαλιστικού κόμματος, οδήγησε τον Χίτλερ στην εξουσία, αναλαμβάνοντας κατόπιν το Υπουργείο Προπαγάνδας της νέας Κυβέρνησης. Μότο του υπήρξε ""ρίξε, ρίξε λάσπη στο τέλος κάτι θα μείνει""."
1900: η Κίνα καλείται να καταβάλλει στους Δυτικούς αποζημιώσεις ύψους 200 εκ. δολαρίων.
1901: εκτελείται με ηλεκτροσόκ ο Λέον Κσόλγκοζ, ο δολοφόνος του Αμερικανού Προέδρου Γουίλιαμ ΜακΚίνλεϊ.
1905: πεθαίνει ο Καναδός αθλητής του στίβου Ετιέν Ντεσμαρτό, χρυσός Ολυμπιονίκης του 1904.
1910: πραγματοποιούνται οι πρώτοι διεθνείς αγώνες αεροπλάνων στις ΗΠΑ, στο Έλμοντ της Νέας Υόρκης.
1911: "πεθαίνει ο διάσημος εκδότης εφημερίδων, Τζόζεφ Πούλιτζερ, ο άνθρωπος, που έδωσε τον ορισμό της ""κίτρινης δημοσιογραφίας"", αλλά και δημιούργησε τα έγκυρα δημοσιογραφικά βραβεία, που φέρουν το όνομά του."
1918: ιδρύεται η Γενική Συνομοσπονδία Εργατών Ελλάδος (ΓΣΕΕ).
1923: γεννιέται ο Αυστριακός χημικός Καρλ Ντζεράσι, ο οποίος ανακάλυψε το αντισυλληπτικό χάπι.
1923: περίπου ένα χρόνο μετά τη Μικρασιατική Καταστροφή, ο αρχηγός των Τούρκων Εθνικιστών Μουσταφά Κεμάλ Πασά, γνωστός ως Ατατούρκ (πατέρας των Τούρκων) ανακηρύσσει την Τουρκική Δημοκρατία και εκλέγεται πρώτος Πρόεδρος της Τουρκίας
1929: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός μουσικός της τζαζ Λέον Ρέντμποουν.
1929: εγκαινιάζεται με επισημότητα η κατασκευή του φράγματος στο Μαραθώνα, όπου θα σχηματιστεί τεχνική λίμνη για την υδροδότηση της πρωτεύουσας. Το έργο θα ολοκληρωθεί το 1931.
1929: "καταρρέει το αμερικανικό χρηματιστήριο, χάνοντας πάνω από 10 δισεκατομμύρια δολάρια, προμηνύοντας την αρχή της Μεγάλης Ύφεσης. Η μέρα αυτή έμεινε γνωστή στην ιστορία ως η ""Μαύρη Τρίτη""."
1933: τοποθετούνται τα πρώτα ευρωπαϊκά φανάρια σηματοδότησης στην πρωτεύουσα της Δανίας, Κοπεγχάγη.
1942: στο Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο, επικεφαλής κληρικοί και πολιτικοί διοργανώνουν δημόσια συγκέντρωση για να δείξουν την οργή τους εναντίον της γερμανικής τακτικής για τους Εβραίους.
1944: η πόλη Μπρέντα απελευθερώνεται από την πρώτη πολωνική μεραρχία.
1945: απονέμεται το πρώτο αμερικανικό Μετάλλιο Ελευθερίας σε γυναίκα, στην ’Αννα Ρόζεμπεργκ, από τον υπουργό Εξωτερικών.
1945: παραιτείται ο Πρόεδρος της Βραζιλίας Γκετούλιο Βάργκας.
1947: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός ηθοποιός, Ρίτσαρντ Ντρέιφους.
1947: το Βέλγιο, το Λουξεμβούργο και η Ολλανδία σχηματίζουν τη Μπενελούξ (BENELUX), που αποτέλεσε τον πρόδρομο της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης.
1948: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός Κέιτ Τζάκσον.
1950: πεθαίνει ο βασιλιάς της Σουηδίας Γκουστάβος.
1956: γεννιέται ο Πορτορικανός τρις πρωταθλητής του μποξ, Βιλφρέντο Γκόμεζ.
1956: "κάνει το ντεμπούτο της στην Μετροπόλιταν Όπερα της Νέας Υόρκης η Μαρία Κάλλας με την ""Νόρμα""του Μπελίνι."
1956: "το Ισραήλ εισβάλει στη Χερσόνησο του Σινά, πέρα από τα αιγυπτιακά σύνορα, συμπράτοντας με του Αγγλογάλλους εναντίον της Αιγύπτου του Νάσερ κατά τη διάρκεια της ""Κρίσης του Σουέζ""."
1956: υπογράφεται το Πρωτόκολλο της Ταγκέρης και η διεθνής πόλη Ταγκέρη γίνεται ξανά μέρος του Μαρόκου.
1959: γίνεται στην Ελλάδα σοβαρό αεροπορικό δυστύχημα με 18 νεκρούς. Αεροσκάφος, που εκτελούσε τη γραμμή Αθήνα-Θεσσαλονίκη, συντρίβεται στην Αυλώνα.
1960: "ο Γ. Γρίβας-Διγενής εξαγγέλλει επίσημα την ίδρυση του κόμματος ""Κίνησις Εθνικής Αναδημιουργίας""."
1960: ο Μοχάμεντ ’Αλι κερδίζει τον πρώτο του αγώνα ως επαγγελματίας μποξέρ νικώντας τον Τάνι Χάσνακερ στα σημεία μετά από 6 γύρους στην Λούισβιλ του Κεντάκι.
1961: γεννιέται ο Αμερικανός μουσικός Ράντι Τζάκσον, αδελφός του Μάικλ και μέλος του συγκροτήματος Jackson 5.
1964: "κάνει ""φτερά""από το μουσείο Φυσικής Ιστορίας της Νέας Υόρκης, μία συλλογή πολύτιμων λίθων ανάμεσα στους οποίους το ""Αστέρι της Ινδίας"", ένα ζαφείρι 565 καρατίων."
1969: γίνεται η πρώτη σύνδεση από υπολογιστή σε υπολογιστή στο δίκτυο ARPANET.
1969: το Ανώτατο Δικαστήριο των ΗΠΑ διατάσσει την άμεση κατάργηση του φυλετικού διαχωρισμού.
1971: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα ηθοποιός, Γουινόνα Ράιντερ.
1971: για πρώτη φορά μετά τον Ιανουάριο του 1966, ο αριθμός των Αμερικανών στρατιωτών, που βρίσκονται στο Βιετνάμ, είναι μικρότερος από ποτέ, μόλις 196.700 στρατιώτες.
1971: πεθαίνει ο Αμερικανός κιθαρίστας Ντουέιν ’Ωλμαν.
1978: η Ελλάδα νικά την ισχυρή Ουγγαρία στη Θεσσαλονίκη με 4-1 για τα προκριματικά του Κυπέλλου Εθνών Ευρώπης με γκολ των Γαλάκου (2), Αρδίζογλου και Μαύρου.
1981: γεννιέται η Αμερικανίδα χρυσή Ολυμπιονίκης της κολύμβησης το 1996 Αμάντα Μπίαρντ.
1985: ο στρατηγός Σάμιουελ Ντο ανακηρύσσεται νικητης των πρώτων πολυκομματικών εκλογών στη Λιβερία.
1986: πεθαίνει ο δημοφιλής κωμικός ηθοποιός Μίμης Φωτόπουλος.
1987: πεθαίνει ο Αμερικανός τζαζίστας Γούντι Χέρμαν.
1988: κυκλοφορεί για πρώτη φορά στο ιαπωνικό εμπόριο η κονσόλα βίντεο γκέιμ Sega Megadrive.
1988: ξεκινάει το σκάνδαλο Κοσκωτά, όταν ο υπουργός Παιδείας Γιώργος Παπανδρέου καταγγέλλει τον πρόεδρο του Ολυμπιακού Γιώργο Κοσκωτά για παράνομες συναλλαγές με την τράπεζα Μέριλ Λιντς.
1990: ψηφίζεται από τη ΝΔ ο νέος εκλογικός νόμος, με τον οποίο προβλέπεται η επαναφορά της ενισχυμένης αναλογικής του 1981-85.
1991: το αμερικανικό διαστημικό εξερευνητικό όχημα Γαλιλαίος βγάζει την πρώτη κοντινή φωτογραφία ενός αστεροειδούς.
1992: η Ισπανία επικυρώνει τη συνθήκη Μάαστριχτ.
1993: φτάνει στην Αθήνα ο νέος πρέσβης των ΗΠΑ, Τόμας Νάιλς.
1994: ο Φρανσίσκο Μάρτιν Ντουράν πυροβολεί περισσότερες από 20 φορές εναντίον του Λευκού Οίκου, αργότερα θα καταδικαστεί για δολοφονική απόπειρα εναντίον του Αμερικανού Προέδρου Μπιλ Κλίντον.
1995: στο Αζερμπαϊτζάν, σκοτώνονται 300 άτομα, από πυρκαγιά που ξέσπασε σε συρμό του μετρό της πρωτεύουσας Μπακού.
1997: ο Κριστιάν Βιέρι γίνεται ο πρώτος Ιταλός ποδοσφαιριστής, που σημειώνει γκολ για την εθνική ομάδα της χώρας του στην Ρωσία, στον αγώνα (1-1) για τα προκριματικά του Παγκοσμίου Κυπέλλου του 1998.
1997: το Ιράκ ανακοινώνει επισήμως ότι, απαγορεύει την παρουσία και συμμετοχή Αμερικανών εμπειρογνωμόνων στις ομάδες του ΟΗΕ για τον αφοπλισμό της χώρας.
1998: ενώ ήταν καθοδόν προς την ’Αγκυρα από την Αντάνα, ένας Κούρδος αεροπειρατής μπαίνει σε μία πτήση των Τουρκικών Αερογραμμών με πλήρωμα έξι άτομα και 33 επιβάτες και διατάσσει τον πιλότο να πάνε στην Ελβετία. Ο πιλότος προσγειώνει το αεροσκάφος στην ’Αγκυρα, ενώ είχε πει στον αεροπειρατή, ότι προσγειώνεται για καύσιμα στη Σόφια.
1998: ο τυφώνας Μιτς, χτυπά τις Ονδούρες. Τουλάχιστον 11.000 άνθρωποι χάνουν τη ζωή τους στην Κεντρική Αφρική.
1998: ολοκληρώνει τις εργασίες της η Επιτροπή Αλήθειας και Συμφιλίωσης στη Νότιο Αφρική, καταδικάζοντας το Απαρτχάιντ αλλά και τη βία από μέρους του Αφρικανικού Εθνικού Κογκρέσου.
1998: "σε ηλικία 77 ετών ο πρώην αστροναύτης Τζον Γκλεν αποστέλλεται για δεύτερη φορά στο διάστημα με το ""Ντισκάβερι"". Το 1962 ήταν ο πρώτος Αμερικανός, που εκτοξεύτηκε στο διάστημα και έκανε περιφορά γύρω από τη Γη."
2000: ο Παράσχος Στογιαννίδης κατακτά το αργυρό μετάλλιο, με παγκόσμιο ρεκόρ 1.93 στο ύψος της κατηγορίας F20 στους Παραλυμπιακούς Αγώνες του Σίδνεϊ.
2003: "βομβαρδίζει""το μαγνητικό πεδίο της Γης με φορτισμένα σωματίδια το δεύτερο κύμα της γεωμαγνητική καταιγίδα, που είχε ""πρωτοχτυπήσει""στις 24/10. Αποτελεί μία από τις ισχυρότερες ηλιακές εκλάμψεις των τελευταίων 30 ετών ενώ το αέριο υλικό, που κινείται με 7,5 εκατομμύρια χιλιόμετρα την ώρα, περίπου 5 φορές πιο γρήγορα από το συνηθισμένο, δημιουργεί μία γεωμαγνητική καταιγίδα της κατηγορίας G5, της πιο ισχυρής κατηγορίας, η οποία, ωστόσο, εξασθενεί γρήγορα. Η γωνία ""πρόσκρουσής""της στο γήινο μαγνητικό πεδίο, αποτρέπει τη δημιουργία σοβαρών προβλημάτων σε δορυφόρους ή δίκτυα ηλεκτροδότησης."
|October 29th: On this Day|
|1962, The Beatles made their second appearance on the Granada TV program ‘People and Places.’ Filmed in Manchester, they performed two songs, 'Love Me Do'and ‘A Taste of Honey’.|
|1963, The Everly Brothers, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Mickie Most, The Rolling Stones, Julie Grant and The Flintstones all appeared at The Goumont Theatre, St Albans, England.|
|1965, The Who released the single 'My Generation' in the UK. The song was named the 11th greatest song by Rolling Stone on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and 13th on VH1's list of the 100 Greatest Songs of Rock & Roll. It reached No. 2 in the UK, the Who's highest charting single in their home country but only No. 74 in America.|
|1966, ? & the Mysterians went to No.1 on the US singles chart with '96 Tears'. Although he closely guarded his true identity at the time, the man known as Question Mark turned out to be Rudy Martinez, from Saginaw Valley, Michigan. The song was later a UK hit in the UK for The Stranglers in 1990.|
|1967, Cream played two shows at the Saville Theatre in London, England, billed as "Sundays At The Saville", The Bee Gees were appearing the following week.|
|1971, Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle on a Macon, Georgia street while trying to swerve to avoid a tractor-trailer and was thrown from the motorcycle. The motorcycle bounced into the air, landed on Allman and skidded another 90 feet with Allman pinned underneath. He was three weeks shy of his 25th birthday.|
|1977, The Belgian travel service issued a summons against the Sex Pistols claiming the sleeve to the bands single 'Holidays In The Sun' infringed copyright of one of its brochures.|
|1983, 'Islands In The Stream', gave Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers a No.1 on the US singles chart. The song was written by The Bee Gees and co-produced by Barry Gibb.|
|1983, Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of The Moon marked its 491st week on the Billboard album chart in the US, surpassing the previous record holder, 'Johnny's Greatest Hits' by Johnny Mathis. When it finally fell off of list in October 1988, 'Dark Side' had set a record of 741 weeks on the chart.|
|1984, American drummer Wells Kelly from Orleans and Meat Loaf died aged 45 after choking to death on his vomit. Had the 1976 US hit singles with Orleans, 'Still The One' and 'Dance with Me.'|
|1987, 'Decades' Rolling Stones Ronnie Wood's first ever British art exhibition opened in London, featuring portraits of friends and rock stars from the past 20 years.|
|1987, David Bowie played the first night of his 15 date Glass Spider Tour in Australia and New Zealand at the Boondall Entertainment Centre in Brisbane.|
|1988, Enya started a three week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Orinoco Flow.' Originally with family act, Clannad, Enya went solo and specialised in Celtic and New Age recordings.|
|1994, UK reggae/rap performer Pato Banton (with Robin & Ali Campbell from UB40), started a four week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with his version of the 1968 Eddy Grant song and Equals hit 'Baby Come Back.'|
|1996, Manchester band The Stone Roses split up. Singer Ian Brown said 'having spent the last ten years in the filthiest business in the universe, it's a pleasure to announce the end of The Stone Roses.'|
|2000, The Spice Girls went to No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Holler / Let Love Lead The Way'. The group made musical history by scoring their ninth No.1 making them joint fourth in the list of acts that have had nine UK No.1 singles.|
|2001, Winners at this years 'Q' awards included, Ash, best single for 'Burn Baby Burn', Starsailor won best new act, Travis won best album for 'The Invisible Band', Manic Street Preachers won best live act and John Lydon won the Inspiration award.|
|2003, Research in the US found that songs get stuck in our heads because they create a 'brain itch' that can only be scratched by repeating a tune over and over. Songs such as the Village People's 'YMCA' and the Baha Men's 'Who Let The Dogs Out' owe their success to their ability to create a 'cognitive itch', according to Professor James Kellaris, of the University of Cincinnati College of Business Administration.|
|2003, P Diddy promised to investigate claims that his clothing company used a sweatshop factory in Honduras. An American organisation campaigning for workers' rights, said conditions at the factory were wholly unacceptable claiming workers were paid less than a dollar an hour, forced to work overtime, subjected to body searches and dismissed if they got pregnant.|
|2005, A set of waxwork heads of The Beatles from their Sgt. Pepper's album cover sold for £81,500. The "pepperheads" were auctioned off after recently being discovered in a back room at London's Madame Tussauds. They were used in 1967 by artist Sir Peter Blake in the backdrop of the "Lonely Hearts Club Band" album with the actual Beatles posing at the front.|
|2006, McFly scored their 6th UK No.1 single with 'Star Girl'. The song was played in space to wake up the astronauts on the space station, after a successful twitter campaign asking NASA to play the song started by band member Tom Fletcher.|
|2007, Kylie Minogue was honoured with the Music Industry Trust prize for her 20-year career and status as an "icon of pop and style" at a London ceremony. The first time in the event's 16-year history that the award has gone to a woman, past winners included Sir Elton John and Peter Gabriel.|
|2007, Walk the Line, the film about the life of singer Johnny Cash was voted the greatest music biopic in a poll. The film starred Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon as Cash and his wife June Carter as the country stars and won the actress an Oscar in 2006. It was followed by rapper Eminem's 8 Mile, with Mozart's life story Amadeus next and Ray, starring Jamie Foxx as musician Ray Charles, at number four. The most recent film in the top 10 was Joy Division biopic Control.|
|2009, Forbes Magazine reported that Michael Jackson had earned about 72 million dollars since his death on June 25th. That was good enough for third place on their list of dead celebrities making the most money. Fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent came in first at $350 million, songwriters Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein were second with $235 million and Elvis Presley was fourth, earning $55 million.|
|2013, Hundreds of viewers complained about Lady Gaga's recent UK performance on The X Factor according to Ofcom. Around 200 people contacted the broadcasting watchdog about her outfit of shells and flesh-coloured underwear. Another 60 viewers complained directly to ITV about the singer's appearance, before the 9pm watershed.|
|2013, John Lennon's first home, in Liverpool, was sold for £480,000 at an auction held at The Cavern Club. The red brick terrace at 9 Newcastle Road, Wavertree, was where the member of The Beatles lived from birth, in 1940, until he was five. The property has a rear yard and is a few streets away from Penny Lane, made famous by The Beatles.|
|2014, Phil Collins handed over his large collection of Alamo memorabilia to a Texas museum, calling the donation the end of a six-decade "journey". "I'm 64," he said of his fascination with the 1836 battle. "When I was five or six years old, this thing began." Collins' collection included a fringed leather pouch used by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie's legendary knife.|
|2016, Bob Dylan said he accepted his Nobel Prize in literature, ending a silence since being awarded the prize earlier this month. He said the honour had left him "speechless". The foundation said it had not yet been decided if the singer would attend the awards ceremony in December.|
|October 29th: Born on this day|
|1944, Born on this day, English musician, singer, songwriter Denny Laine who with The Moody Blues, had the 1965 UK No.1 & US No.10 single 'Go Now'. As a member of Wings he had the 1974 UK No.3 single ' 'Band On The Run' and 1977 UK No.1 single 'Mull Of Kintyre'.|
|1946, Born on this day, Rob Van Leeuwen, Shocking Blue, (1970 US No.1 & UK No.8 single 'Venus').|
|1946, Born on this day, English guitarist, singer, songwriter Peter Green the founder of Fleetwood Mac. Was a member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, (replaced Eric Clapton), and Fleetwood Mac scored the 1969 UK No.1 single 'Albatross' and other hits include 'Black Magic Woman', 'Oh Well' and 'Man of the World'. He left Fleetwood Mac in 1970.|
|1948, Born on this day, Ricky Reynolds, from American Southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas, known for their 70s US No.1 radio hit single 'Jim Dandy To The Rescue'.|
|1951, Born on this day, Scottish bassist, guitarist and singer David Paton who with Pilot had the 1975 UK No.1 single 'January'. He also worked with Camel, Elton John, Fish and Rick Wakeman.|
|1954, Born on this day, Steve Luscombe, from English synth-pop band Blancmange, who had the 1982 UK No.7 single 'Living On The Ceiling'.|
|1955, Born on this day, Kevin DuBrow, singer, Quiet Riot, (1983 US No.1 album, 'Metal Health'). Found dead in his Las Vegas home at the age of 52 on 25th Nov 2007. The band's biggest hit was Cum on Feel the Noize, a cover of the Slade song which they are said to have grudgingly recorded in just one take.|
|1955, Born on this day, Roger O'Donnell, keyboardist with English rock band The Cure who had the 1989 US No.2 single 'Love Song', the 1992 UK No.6 single 'Friday I'm In Love', plus over 20 other UK Top 40 singles. He has also worked with the Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin.|
|1962, Born on this day, Einar Orn, vocals, The Sugarcubes, (1992 UK No.17 single 'Hit').|
|1965, Born on this day, Peter Timmins, with Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band, Cowboy Junkies.|
|1969, Born on this day, Roni Size, DJ, producer, 1997 Mercury Music Prize-winner.|
|1970, Born on this day, Toby Smith, keyboards, with Jamiroquai who had the 1993 UK No.1 album Emergency on Planet Earth and the 1998 UK No.1 single 'Deeper Underground'. Smith died on 11 April 2017 aged 46 after he had been diagnosed with cancer six years earlier.|
|1984, Born on this day, American musician, Chris Baio from Vampire Weekend. 2010 US & UK No.1 album, ‘Contra’ and the 2013 US No.1 album 'Modern Vampires of the City'.|
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