December 29th, 1940
The Second Great Fire of London in WW II.The Luftwaffe fire bombs London and 200 people were killed.
December 29th, 1946
Marianne Faithfull is born. She is an award-winning British singer known not only for her songs but for her relationship with Mick Jagger too.
December 29th, 1961
Jim Reid is born.He is a Scottish lead singer of Jesus and Mary Chain.
December 29th, 1966
The Beatles start recordings what later would become the hit Penny Lane at the Abbey Road Studio.
December 29th, 1986
Andrei Tarkovsky dies. The most important Russian film director and one of the greatest directors of the word cinema. Solaris, Nostalgia, The Mirror, Stalker are some of hos great movies.His films are characterized by long shots, metaphysical themes, and a magnificent photography.
December 29th, 1997
Hong Kong starts killing 1.25 million chickens in order to prevent a potentially deadly influenza strain.