September 29 in history

On September 29:

1547 Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes  Saavedra was born.

Portrait commonly said to be that painted by Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar (c. 1600). Modern scholarship does not believe this portrait, or any other graphic representation of Cervantes, to be authentic.

1758 Horatio Nelson was born.

Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson, by Lemuel Francis Abbott

1810 English author Elizabeth Gaskell was born.

Elizabeth Gaskell, in the 1832 miniature by William John Thomson.

1862 the first performance by a professional Opera Company in New Zealand took place.

1907 US singer Gene Autry was born.

1913 US film director Stanley Kramer was born.

1916 John D. (Davison) Rockefeller beccame the first billionaire.

1918: The Hindenburg Line was broken by Allied forces. Bulgaria signed an armistice.

1923 US children’s author Stan Berenstain was born.

1929 The Metropolitan Police Service was formed in London.

Metropolitan Police Flag.gif

1930 English author Colin Dexter was born.

1935 US musician Jerry Lee Lewis was born.

1936 Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was born.

1943 Polish president Lech Walsea was born.

1956 English athlete Sir Sebastian Coe was born.

1964 the Argentinean comic strip Mafalda , created by Joaquín Salvador Lavado (who used the pen name Quino), was published for the first time.


Sculpture of Mafalda made by Argentine sculptor Pablo Irrgang, installed in front of 371 Chile Street, San Telmo, Buenos Aires, where Quino used to live. Original title: Homenaje a Mafalda.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.

3 Responses to September 29 in history

  1. gravedodger says:

    Seb Coe has if I am correct been elevated to the lords.


  2. Paul Tremewan says:

    G-Dodge: as a bowler or bat?
    Also are you sure that the picture is of Admirable Nelson… and not Harpo Marx. Are they different? I think we should be told!/
    (Picture to follow by email)


  3. gravedodger says:

    Fair cop P T perhaps I should have said a peerage.


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