Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.

On 29, Saturday April 1944, Richard Kline, American actor and television director, born
On 29, Saturday April 1944, Billy Bitzer, American cinematographer, died (b. 1874)
On 29, Saturday April 1944, Bernardino Machado, Portuguese political figure, 2-time Prime Minister of Portugal and 2-time President of Portugal, died (b. 1851)
On 29, Wednesday April 1959, Sir Kenneth Anderson, British general, died (b. 1891)
On 29, Sunday April 1979, Jo O’Meara, English singer (S Club 7), born
On 29, Sunday April 1979, Matt Tong, drummer (Bloc Party), born
On 29, Saturday April 1989, Foxes, British singer-songwriter, born
On 29, Friday April 1994, Russell Kirk, American political philosopher, died (b. 1918)
On 29, Friday April 1994, Sak Sutsakhan, Cambodian politician, died (b. 1928)
On 29, Tuesday April 2014, Gailene Stock, 68, ballet dancer and executive, Director of the Royal Ballet School (since 1999), died
On 29, Tuesday April 2014, Bob Hoskins, British actor, died (b. 1942)

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Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.