What Happened in August 1929

Historical Events

  • Aug 2 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
  • Aug 4 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • Aug 4 Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
  • Aug 4 Jones Beach in NY opens
  • Aug 7 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
  • Aug 7 Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

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Aug 8 German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 8 Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • Aug 10 Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Aug 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st professional baseball player to hit 500 homers (off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland Indians)

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Aug 11 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Aug 14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • Aug 20 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
  • Aug 21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • Aug 23 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Aug 24 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Aug 24 Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty

Sport awardTennis Open

Aug 24 43rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe Holcroft Watson (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody

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Aug 29 Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Aug 31 Commitee chaired by Owen D. Young finalizes the "Young Plan" to reduce German reparations from World War I to 112 billion Gold Marks ($US8 billion) paid over 59 years

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Famous Birthdays

  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 4 Kishore Kumar, Indian singer and actor (d. 1987)
  • Aug 6 Anneliese Kuppers, German FR, equestrian dressage (Oly-silver-1956)
  • Aug 6 Mike Elliott, saxophonist, born in Jamaica, West Indies
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 Don Larsen, American MLB pitcher (NY Yankees), born on what must have been a perfect day in Michigan City, Indiana
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, designer
  • Aug 7 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 8 Josef Suk, violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 10 John Alldis, composer/conductor
  • Aug 11 Alun Hoddinott, Bargoed Wales, composer (Floriture)
  • Aug 11 Cora de Man-Canne Meyer, mezzo-soprano (Figaro, Carmen)
  • Aug 12 Buck Owens, [Alvis Edgar], Sherman Texas, country singer (Hee Haw)
  • Aug 12 Charles Moore, Coatsville Pa, 400m hurdler (Oly-gold/silver-52)
  • Aug 12 Joji Yuasa, Japanese composer, born in Kōriyama, Fukushima
  • Aug 13 Augustyn Bloch, Polish composer, born in Grudziądz (d. 2006)
  • Aug 13 Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • Aug 13 Pat Harrington Jr, actor (Danny Thomas Show, 1 Day at a Time), born in NYC, New (d. 2016)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 14 Dick Tiger, Nigerian boxer (d. 1971)
  • Aug 16 Bill Evans, US jazz pianist
  • Aug 16 Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Aug 16 Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)
  • Aug 18 Hugues Aufray, French singer
  • Aug 20 Norma Connolly, actress (Ruby Anderson-General Hospital), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Aug 21 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of South African Communist Party
  • Aug 21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet
  • Aug 22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
  • Aug 22 Harry McPherson, Tyler, Texas, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 23 Peter Thompson, golfer
  • Aug 24 Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones)
  • Aug 27 Ad J Hermes, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • Aug 27 Elizabeta Bagrintseve, USSR, discus thrower (Olympic-silver-1952)
  • Aug 27 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • Aug 28 Rokie Roker, actress (Helen-Jeffersons), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 28 Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian orchestral and operatic conductor, born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Aug 29 Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)
  • Aug 31 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 21 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 1 Syd Gregory, cricketer (Australian captain pre-WWI), dies
  • Aug 2 Mae Costello, American actress (b. 1882)
  • Aug 3 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • Aug 3 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Aug 5 Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)
  • Aug 9 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and feminist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 16 Frank Valentine Van der Stucken, composer, dies at 70
  • Aug 19 Sergei P Diaghilev, Russia, dance master (Imperial Ballet), dies at 57
  • Aug 22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 25 Frederick Burton, cricketer (Australian wicketkeeper 1886-87), dies
  • Aug 27 Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)