What Happened in June 1929

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • Jun 3 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • Jun 3 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 3 34th Women's French Championships: Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu (6-3, 6-4)

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jun 5 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • Jun 7 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • Jun 7 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • Jun 8 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 8 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • Jun 9 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • Jun 14 Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • Jun 15 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch
  • Jun 16 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader

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Jun 25 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jun 26 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
  • Jun 27 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jun 29 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
  • Jun 29 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt
  • Jun 29 Mexico & Vatican sign Concord

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 30 33rd US Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY

Golfer Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • Jun 2 Alcides Lanza, composer
  • Jun 2 Frederic Devreese, composer
  • Jun 2 Willaim Brown, television executive
  • Jun 2 Norton Juster, American author and archi
  • Jun 2 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player
  • Jun 3 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Jun 3 Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Jun 4 Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician
  • Jun 6 Boguslaw Schaffer, composer
  • Jun 6 Viktor Konezki, writer
  • Jun 6 Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)

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Jun 7 John Turner, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • Jun 7 The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager (d. 1983)
  • Jun 8 Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment)
  • Jun 8 Ventappa Muddiah, cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61)
  • Jun 9 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer (My Song), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Jun 9 June O'Dell, deputy CEO (Equal Opportunities Commission)
  • Jun 9 Keith A St H Gardner, Jamaica, 4x400m runner (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • Jun 9 Robert E Badham, (Rep-R-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 10 Harald Juhnke, actor (Guitars of Love), born in Berlin, Germany
  • Jun 10 James "Jim" McDivitt, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Vasile Herman, composer
  • Jun 10 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician
  • Jun 10 Edward O Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama

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Jun 12 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 12 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • Jun 13 Ralph McQuarrie, conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Alan Davidson, cricketer (mighty Australian lefty quick all-rounder)
  • Jun 14 Cy Coleman, [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist
  • Jun 15 Gideon N N Nxumalo, composer
  • Jun 15 Nigel Pickering, guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang)
  • Jun 16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Jun 16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (d. 2001)
  • Jun 16 Pauline Yates, English actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside
  • Jun 16 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-present), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Jun 17 Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )
  • Jun 17 Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)
  • Jun 18 James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)
  • Jun 18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • Jun 19 Thelma Barlow, English actress (Mavis on Coronation Street)
  • Jun 20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert)
  • Jun 20 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Agha Saadat Ali, cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*)
  • Jun 21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • Jun 21 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian classical guitarist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 23 Dave King, Twickenham England, comedian (Kraft Music Hall)
  • Jun 23 Henri Pousseur, Malmö dy Belgium, composer (Homo Habitis)

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Jun 23 June Carter Cash, American country singer (Johnny Cash Show), born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

Country Singer June Carter Cash
Country Singer
June Carter Cash
  • Jun 25 Eric Carle, American author
  • Jun 26 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh)
  • Jun 26 Francesco Cossiga, president of Italy (1985- )
  • Jun 26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist
  • Jun 26 Milton Glaser, American Designer
  • Jun 27 William Afflis, American wrestler (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Don Dubbins, actor (Enchanted Island, Fix), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • Jun 29 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer
  • Jun 29 Peter George, weightlifter (Oly-gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio
  • Jun 29 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
  • Jun 29 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Alexander Kelly, pianist/teacher

Famous Weddings

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Jun 3 Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy in New York City

Actress Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • Jun 4 Harry Frazee, Boston Red Sox owner from 1916-1923 (b. 1881)
  • Jun 7 J E P McMaster, cricketer (Eng v S Af Test 1889 (out for 0), dies
  • Jun 8 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Lewis Bennison, American actor, dies at 44
  • Jun 11 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
  • Jun 25 Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • Jun 28 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), dies at 84