What Happened on June 3, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • 34th Men's French Championships: Rene Lacoste beats Jean Borotra (6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

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
  • 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.

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Barris, TV game show producer/host (Gong Show) [or 6/2], born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

Famous Weddings

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