What Happened in December 1929

Historical Events

  • Dec 1 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • Dec 2 First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
  • Dec 3 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • Dec 5 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
  • Dec 6 Turkey introduces female suffrage

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Dec 7 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman

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Dec 10 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Dec 14 Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
  • Dec 15 Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • Dec 20 Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
  • Dec 21 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
  • Dec 25 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390

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Dec 29 Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Dec 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
  • Dec 31 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

Famous Birthdays

  • Dec 1 David Doyle, American actor (Charlie's Angels, Rugrats), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Dec 1 Alan Mouncer, film director/producer
  • Dec 1 Dick Shawn, actor (Producers, Maid to Order, Angel), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 1 Emily McLaughlin, White Plains NY, actress (Jessie-General Hospital)
  • Dec 1 Leon Biriotti, composer
  • Dec 2 Harvey Phillips, Aurora Missouri, tubist (NYC Ballet Orch)
  • Dec 2 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
  • Dec 2 Lowell North, yachtsman (Olympic-Gold-1968), born in Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • Dec 3 Paul Harris Turok, composer
  • Dec 3 Werner Rackwitz, German musicologist (Handel-Renaissance)
  • Dec 6 King Moody, actor (Shtarker-Get Smart), born in NYC, New York
  • Dec 6 Mark Kopytman, composer
  • Dec 6 Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Austrian conductor (Early Music Movement), born in Berlin (d. 2016)
  • Dec 6 Frank Springer, American comics artist
  • Dec 6 Alain Tanner, Swiss filmmaker
  • Dec 8 Goffredo Parise, writer

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Dec 9 Bob Hawke, Bordertown, South Australia, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (1983-91) and Leader of the Labor Party

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • Dec 9 John Cassavetes, actor (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Dec 9 Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris
  • Dec 9 Robert J L Hawke, (Lab), PM Australia (1983-91)
  • Dec 11 S P "Fergie" Gupte, cricketer (brilliant Indian leg-spinner)
  • Dec 12 Doug Ford, cricket wicket-keeper (successful NSW of 50's)
  • Dec 12 John Osborne, England, playwright (Look Back in Anger, Luther-TONY 1964)
  • Dec 12 Toshiko Akiyoshi, Japanese musician
  • Dec 13 Albert Paulsen, Guayaquil Ecuador, actor (Doctors' Hospital)

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Dec 13 Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor (Sound of Music, Doll's House), born in Toronto, Ontario

  • Dec 14 Ron Nelson, American composer, born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Dec 15 Keith Andrew, cricketer (England wicket-keeper in 2 Tests 1954-63)
  • Dec 16 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d.1994)
  • Dec 16 Nicholas Courtney, English actor

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Dec 17 William Safire, political columnist (NY Times)/speech writer (Nixon), (d. 2009)

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Dec 18 Gino Cimoli, American baseball player
  • Dec 19 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • Dec 19 Howard Sackler, American screenwriter (d. 1982)
  • Dec 20 Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
  • Dec 21 Jack Philip Cannon, composer
  • Dec 22 Jan Wiegel, director/producer (Classroom of Anne Frank, Myrada)
  • Dec 22 Wazir Mohammad, cricketer (eldest of Pakistan's 4 Mohammed brothers)
  • Dec 23 Dick Weber, pro bowler (16, 300 games)
  • Dec 23 Chet Baker, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1988)
  • Dec 24 Noel Da Costa, composer
  • Dec 25 Bill Horton, doo-wop singer (The Silhouettes-Get a Job), born in Hickory, North Carolina (d. 1995)
  • Dec 25 Chris Kenner, R&B singer (I Like it Like That), born in Kenner, Louisiana (d. 1976)
  • Dec 25 Irish McCalla, Pawnee City Neb, actress (Sheena Queen of Jungle)
  • Dec 25 Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
  • Dec 26 Régine, French singer and nightclub owner
  • Dec 28 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
  • Dec 28 Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president

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Dec 28 Terry Sawchuk, Winnipeg Manitoba, NHL goaltender (Redwings, Bruins, Maple Leaf, Rangers)

NHL Legend Terry Sawchuk
NHL Legend
Terry Sawchuk
  • Dec 30 Barbara Nichols, Jamaica NY, actress (Dear Heart, Disorderly Orderly)
  • Dec 30 Bob Bouma, Dutch TV host (For a Postcard in the Front Row)
  • Dec 30 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Mies Bouman, Dutch TV hostess (Open the Village)
  • Dec 31 Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • Dec 31 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 7 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

Famous Deaths

  • Dec 9 Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
  • Dec 12 Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
  • Dec 13 Knut Algot Hakanson, composer, dies at 42
  • Dec 20 Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
  • Dec 29 Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)