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Today’s Ephemeris: What Happened on April 29 | Events in Argentina and around the world

In Ephemeris of April 29 These events that happened on a day like today in Argentina and around the world stand out:

1899. Duke Ellington is born

Duke Ellington, one of the greatest musicians in jazz history, was born. Considered one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, released in Washington, led a large orchestra from the piano and Billy Strayhorn was the arranger. He became famous at the New York Cotton Club in the 1920s. Author of such classics as “Jeep’s Blues”, “Caravan” and “Satin Doll”.He also did more complex work like composition Such sweet thunderInspired by Shakespeare and works Black, tan and brown, an anthology of black history in America since slavery. He died in 1974 in New York. The centenary of his birth in 1999 led to a posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his contributions..

1936. Birth of Alejandra Pizarnik

Avellaneda was born Alejandra Pizarnik. One of Argentina’s most important poets. He started his career with A very foreign land And A sign in your shadowIn 1955. Titles like The last innocence, Lost Adventures, tree Diana, Jobs and nights, Extracting the Madman’s Stone, Music is hell And Small slogans. She was also a dramatist The pink one is in the middle And the story Bloody Countess. He left a personal diary of about a thousand pages. He committed suicide on September 25, 1972..

1936. Zubin Mehta was born

One of the world’s most famous conductors was born in Bombay: Zubin Mehta. The Indian musician has been turning heads since the mid-’60s with his remarkable recordings. Director of the Israel Philharmonic, he led the New York Philharmonic from 1978 to 1991.. With that band he gave a big concert on Avenida 9 de Julio in 1987. In 1990 and 1994 he also directed the concerts of Los 3 Tenores, which included José Carreras, Plácido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti.

1946. Birth of Pippo Pescador

In Gualeguaychú an icon was born among artists dedicated to programs for children: Enrique Fischer, Bybo the fisherman. His career began in the early 70s.. Along with his albums and plays, he also ventured into children’s literature and such topics Buenos Iriscidos And Stories to tell in elevators. Over time, he moved with him to the adult public Wild Tangos.

1968. It is screened the hair

The musical opens on Broadway the hair, which ushered in the hippie movement. James Rado and Jerome Rockney wrote the lyrics, which were composed by Colt McDermott. The work becomes an event and causes controversy as it includes nudity and risque language. In fact, there were cases that were dismissed. At the time of its London premiere, the lawsuit led to the end of censorship at the theater. the hair It was made into a movie in 1979 and is regularly revived in theaters. Also came to Argentina.

1980. Hitchcock dies

Alfred Hitchcock He died in Los Angeles at the age of 80. Considered the wizard of suspense, the filmmaker began his career in his native England during the days of silent films. Along with sound, and before World War II, he made films focusing on espionage issues. A man who knows more, 39 steps And The girl disappears. He made his debut in Hollywood RebeccaWon the Oscar for Best Picture, he would never take an idol as a director. Subsequent years produced similar works A shadow of a doubt, Drifting Eight, Infamous And Rope. In the 50s he shot a string of masterpieces, among others: Strangers on the train, Rear windowRemake A man who knows more, Vertigo And International intrigue. with mental illness It became a huge box office hit. Then they will come Birds And Marnie. His last films Madness And A cruel conspiracy. His views reflected one of the most influential directors in the history of cinema Cinema according to HitchcockLong interview with François Truffaut.

2003. The Santa Fe Flood

Flooding in Santa Fe. The city has been hit by one of the worst natural disasters in the country’s memory. Rain will keep the Salado River high for days. The water is more than the incomplete defense works, and the provincial capital is completely flooded. There are power outages and evacuations. 12 people have already died in two days. Carlos Reutemann’s provincial government will admit 23 deaths. The health situation is serious with other diseases such as scabies, pediculosis and hepatitis. More than 100 thousand people have been affected. In the following years the dam was completed to prevent flooding of the Salado.

2011. Wedding of William and Kate Middleton

Royal wedding in London. Prince William, eldest son of Charles of England and grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. Nearly 30 years after Carlos and Lady Di’s wedding, the connection is drawing the world’s attention. The members of the couple took the noble title of Dukes of Cambridge, waiting for the groom’s father to become king, which happened in 2022. Since the death of Elizabeth II and the accession of Charles to the throne, they have become Princes of Wales. They have three children.

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