Today is October 29, which is the 302nd day of the year. Now we are just 63 days away from New Year.
Events On This Date
This Year: A Boeing 737 crashes into the ocean, presumably killing all 181 passengers and 8 crew members.
Last Year: Hundreds of thousands of supporters for a unified Spain gathered in Barcelona in one of the biggest shows of force against Catalan independence.
Two Years Ago: The U.S. State Department ordered family members of employees at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul to leave as extremist groups threatened to kill U.S. citizens.
Three Years Ago: China announced the end of One-child policy after 35 years.
Four Years Ago: A mudslide in south-central Sri Lanka killed more than 100 people.
Five Years Ago: The United Nations confirms an outbreak of polio in Syria.
Six Years Ago: Hurricane Sandy hits the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages.
Seven Years Ago: Thirty people are feared dead after a footbridge in India’s Arunachal Pradesh collapses.
Eight Years Ago: The memoir of George W. Bush reveals his initial belief that he had United Airlines Flight 93 shot down during the September 11 attacks in 2001.
Nine Years Ago: English Premier League footballer Marlon King is convicted of sexual assault, imprisoned and sacked by his club Wigan Athletic F.C.
Ten Years Ago: Delta Air Lines merges with Northwest Airlines, creating the world’s largest airline and reducing the number of US legacy carriers to five.
Birthdays On This Date
- Actor Richard Dreyfuss turns 71 today, known for starring in American Graffiti, Jaws, Stand by Me, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Goodbye Girl, and Mr. Holland’s Opus.
- Footballer Edwin van der Sar turns 47 today, known for his time spent at Ajax and Manchester United as a goalkeeper.
- Actress Winona Ryder turns 46 today, known for starring in Beetlejuice, Heathers, Mermaids, The Age of Innocence, Little Women and Stranger Things.
- Actress Tracee Ellis Ross turns 45 today, known for starring in Girlfriends, Reed Between the Lines and Black-ish.
- Actress Gabrielle Union turns 45 today, known for starring in Bring It On and Being Mary Jane.
- Actor Ben Foster turns 37 today, known for starring in X-Men: The Last Stand, 3:10 to Yuma, Lone Survivor and Hell or High Water.
- Singer Tove Lo turns 31 today, known for her sleeper hit single Habits (Stay High).