April 29 in Pop Culture History
1429 – 17 year-old Joan of Arc arrived to relieve the Siege of Orléans.
1864 – Theta Xi fraternity was founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute,
1962 – ABC’s Wide World of Sports premiered.
1945 – The US Seventh Army’s 45th Infantry Division liberated the Dachau concentration camp.
1945 – Adolf Hitler married his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker.
1950 – #1 Hit April 29, 1950 – July 14, 1950: Anton Karas – The Third Man Theme
1953 – In the first 3D television broadcast, an episode of Space Patrol was shown on Los Angeles ABC affiliate KECA-TV.
1968 – Hair (Musical) Opened on April 29, 1968 and Closed: July 1, 1972
1983 – Valley Girl and The Hunger were released in theaters.
1991 (Cyclone) Bangladesh Cyclone, in Bangladesh killed 135,000 people.
1993 – A cartoon version of Barry White appeared on the fourth season finale of The Simpsons.
1992 – Rodney King trial verdict announced. Four police officers who had been charged with using excessive force in arresting black motorist Rodney King a year earlier were acquitted. Roiting ensued – over the next three days 53 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed.
1994 – When a Man Loves a Woman, With Honors, You So Crazy and No Escape debuted in theaters.
1996 – TV Land network made its debut.
1996 – Rent (Broadway Musical) Opened on April 29, 1996 and Closed: September 7, 2008
2005 – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and XXX: State of the Union were released in theaters.
2011 – The Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate (Catherine) Middleton.
2011 – Fast Five debuted in theaters.
2015 – A baseball game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox sets the all-time low attendance mark for Major League Baseball. Zero (0) fans were in attendance for the game, because the stadium was officially closed to the public due to the 2015 Baltimore protests.