What Happened on June 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment)
  • Ventappa Muddiah, cricketer (Indian off-spinner in 2 Tests 1959-61)

Famous Deaths

  • Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68