What Happened in April 1929

Historical Events

  • Apr 1 Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • Apr 1 Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • Apr 1 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • Apr 1 Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • Apr 1 Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
  • Apr 3 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • Apr 3 RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • Apr 4 "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • Apr 4 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • Apr 5 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest.

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Apr 11 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 11 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16 Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • Apr 16 NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
  • Apr 18 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • Apr 19 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
  • Apr 24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • Apr 24 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • Apr 26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • Apr 30 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria

Famous Birthdays

  • Apr 1 Milan Kundera, Czech poet/writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being)
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 1 Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
  • Apr 2 Catherine Gaskin, romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife)
  • Apr 2 Frans H J J Andriessen, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • Apr 3 Dennis Farr, director (Courtauld Institute Galleries)
  • Apr 3 Miyoshi Umeki, Jap, actress (Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father)
  • Apr 3 Lee Leonard, American television personality
  • Apr 4 William F Clinger Jr, (Rep-R-PA, 1979- )
  • Apr 5 Hugo Claus, Flemish writer/director (Cool Lover, Sugar)
  • Apr 5 Nigel Hawthorne, actor (Tartuffe, Pope John Paul II)
  • Apr 5 Joe Meek, English record producer
  • Apr 6 Andre Previn, conductor (London Symphony)/pianist, born in Berlin, Germany
  • Apr 6 Arthur S Taylor Jr, US drummer/band leader (Taylor's Wailers)
  • Apr 6 Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer
  • Apr 6 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Willis Hall, British writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Jacques Brel, Belgium, singer/actor (Pain in the A__)
  • Apr 8 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • Apr 8 WIlliam K Everson, film historian
  • Apr 8 Walter Berry, Austria singer/ex husband of Christa Ludwig
  • Apr 9 Harvey Lichtenstein, American head of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2017)
  • Apr 10 Dusan Radic, Serbian composer, born in Sombor (d. 2010)

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Apr 10 Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • Apr 11 Lawrence Coughlin, (Rep-R-PA, 1969- )
  • Apr 12 Elspet Gray, (Lady Rix), actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13 Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
  • Apr 14 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 14 Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14 Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor (works of Sibelius)
  • Apr 15 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • Apr 16 Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • Apr 17 Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Apr 17 James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • Apr 18 Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • Apr 18 Peter Jeffrey, actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity)
  • Apr 19 Edward Crook, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 20 Bob Braun, singer (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky
  • Apr 22 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • Apr 22 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • Apr 22 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 22 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • Apr 23 George Steiner, professor (English)
  • Apr 24 Ferit Tuzun, Turkish composer, born in Istanbul
  • Apr 24 Dr.Rajkumar, Kannada actor
  • Apr 25 Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • Apr 25 Yvette Corlett, athlete
  • Apr 25 Yvette Williams, NZ, long jumper (Oly-gold-52)
  • Apr 26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 27 Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • Apr 29 Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
  • Apr 29 Vaclav Kucera, composer
  • Apr 29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • Apr 29 Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30 Peter Carsten, Weissenberg Bavaria, actor (Mr Super Invisible)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 17 Baseball great Babe Ruth (34) marries 2nd wife Claire Merritt Hodgson (31)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Deaths


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Apr 4 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Apr 10 Edmond Thieffry, Belgium, WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • Apr 15 Antonio Smareglia, composer, dies at 74
  • Apr 16 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
  • Apr 22 Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich, composer, dies at 86
  • Apr 22 Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • Apr 23 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28