Mean Temp 28.6°C 83.48°F at Taegu
April 29, 1950 (Saturday)
- Douglas S. McKiernan sp Mackiernan became the first CIA agent to be killed in the course of a mission, after he was mistakenly shot by Tibetan border guards while trying to cross into India. Killed along with McKiernan were two Belarusian guides, Stephani Yanuishkin and Leonid Shutov, and all three were decapitated after their deaths. A group of couriers from the Dalai Lama, who were supposed to inform the border guards that the Americans and Belarusians were to be given safe passage, had been five days too late in delivering the message.
- Born: Paul Holmes, New Zealand radio and television broadcaster