On This Day: December 29th
This is 363rd day of the year and 2 days remain in the year.
- Hebrew calendar—1 Tevet 5780
- Chinese calendar—the 4th day of the 12th month of 4717 (Ji Hai)
- Islamic calendar—(note)
Texas became the 28th state in the United States.
1808–1875, 17th President of the United States
William "Billy" Mitchellaviator, soldier
Vera Brittainnovelist, poet
Pablo Casalsvirtuoso cellist
Mary Tyler Mooreactress
Charles Goodyearinvented vulcanized rubber
Jon Voightactor, director, writer
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Note: Dates in the Islamic calendar are provided for planning purposes only, and calculated with the hdate Islamic calendar program for moonrise in Boston, Masschusetts. Depending on your location and other factors, this result may differ from actual religious observances by one day. Please consult your local religious authority for any religious determinations of hejiric date.