What Happened on May 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 1st Academy Awards: "Wings", Emil Jennings & Janet Gaynor wins

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)
  • Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies