What Happened in July 1929

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • Jul 3 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • Jul 4 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • Jul 5 42nd Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (6-1 6-2)
  • Jul 5 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • Jul 6 St Louis has 2, 10 run innings & beats Phillies 28-6
  • Jul 6 49th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats Jean Borotra (6-4 6-3 6-4)
  • Jul 7 Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • Jul 10 In game between Pirates & Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 10 US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • Jul 15 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland, Ca
  • Jul 17 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • Jul 23 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • Jul 24 NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde

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Jul 24 US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jul 27 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • Jul 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • Jul 31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)

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Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)

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Jul 4 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jul 4 Bill Tuttle, baseball player
  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, baseball player
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Katherine Helmond, actress (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 9 Lee Hazelwood, Ok, country singer/songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson)
  • Jul 9 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • Jul 13 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Dick Totten Button, figure skater (Olympic-gold-48, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 Michael Medwin, English actor (Four in a Jeep, Scrooge, Checkpoint)

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Jul 19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

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Jul 20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • Jul 20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor (d. 1999)
  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Vivien Merchant, actress (Under Milk Wood), born in Manchester, England
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
  • Jul 24 Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • Jul 25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • Jul 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist
  • Jul 27 Marc Wilkinson, composer

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Jul 28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
  • Jul 30 Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
  • Jul 31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 22 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 3 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 2 Gladys Brockwell, actress (Oliver Twist), dies at 34
  • Jul 4 Otto Taubmann, composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 5 Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • Jul 11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • Jul 12 Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
  • Jul 15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • Jul 22 Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 22 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83