September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). There are 93 days remaining.
- 1961 - Robert Shelton of the New York Times writes a review of a young folksinger, Bob Dylan, which leads to his first recording contract.
- 1758 - Horatio Nelson, British admiral.
- 1938 - Wim Kok, prime minister of The Netherlands from 1994 to the present.
- 1943 - Lech Walesa, trade union activist and politician
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