What Happened in 1929 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 272 of 272

  • Sep 17th British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18th Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • Sep 18th Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19th Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21st 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

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Sep 24th Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 24th Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • Sep 25th Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26th John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28th 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30th 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
  • Oct 3rd British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 3rd Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
  • Oct 3rd Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6th 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles

Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion Leo Diegel
Golfer and Two-Time PGA Champion
Leo Diegel
  • Oct 7th Ramsay MacDonald is first British premier to address US Congress
  • Oct 8th A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 8th Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
  • Oct 9th G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 11th Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London

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Oct 11th JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Oct 12th Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • Oct 14th Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • Oct 14th Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • Oct 18th Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • Oct 20th Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
  • Oct 22nd French government of Briand falls
  • Oct 22nd James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • Oct 24th "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • Oct 24th Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • Oct 24th Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

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Oct 25th Former Interior Sec albert fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Oct 28th Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
  • Oct 29th "Black Tuesday" Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the "Great Depression"
  • Oct 30th The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Nov 1st Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • Nov 4th John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC
  • Nov 4th Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.
  • Nov 7th NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
  • Nov 8th Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17th Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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Nov 17th Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

Soviet Union Premier Joseph Stalin
Soviet Union Premier
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 18th Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
  • Nov 18th Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 18th Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
  • Nov 20th First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio

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Nov 20th Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

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Nov 22nd Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Nov 28th Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight
  • Nov 28th Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chic Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
  • Nov 29th Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • Nov 30th 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
  • Dec 1st Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
  • Dec 2nd First skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
  • Dec 3rd Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
  • Dec 5th 1st US nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, NYC)
  • Dec 6th Turkey introduces female suffrage
  • Dec 7th Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 mins
  • Dec 7th Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
  • Dec 10th Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st

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Dec 10th Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine jointly awarded to Christiaan Eijkman and Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins for the discovery of vitamins

Physician and Nobel Laureate Christiaan Eijkman
Physician and Nobel Laureate
Christiaan Eijkman
  • Dec 14th Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
  • Dec 15th Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
  • Dec 16th Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20th Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • Dec 20th Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
  • Dec 21st 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
  • Dec 25th Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390

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Dec 29th Dutch colonial authorities arrest Sukarno and other key PNI leaders in Java

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
  • Dec 30th Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up & Dream" premieres in NYC
  • Dec 30th Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
  • Dec 31st Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 687

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Apr 10th Max Von Sydow, Swedish actor (Hawaii, Exorcist, Dune, Dreamscape), born in Lund, Sweden

  • Apr 11th Lawrence Coughlin, (Rep-R-PA, 1969- )
  • Apr 12th Elspet Gray, (Lady Rix), actress (4 Weddings & a Funeral, Solo, Tenko), (d. 2013)
  • Apr 13th Marilynn Smith, Topeka KS, LPGA golfer (1972 Pabst Open)
  • Apr 14th William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 14th Gerry Anderson, English television producer, (d. 2012)
  • Apr 14th Paavo Berglund, Finnish conductor (works of Sibelius)
  • Apr 15th Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15th Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • Apr 16th Roy Hamilton, singer (You'll Never Walk Alone)
  • Apr 17th Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Apr 17th James Last, German-born composer and big band leader, born in Bremen, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Apr 17th Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • Apr 18th Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • Apr 18th Peter Jeffrey, actor (Dr Phibes Rides Again, Twinsanity)
  • Apr 19th Edward Crook, middleweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1960), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Apr 20th Bob Braun, singer (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky
  • Apr 22nd Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 22nd Margaret Pereira, forensic scientist
  • Apr 22nd Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • Apr 22nd Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 22nd Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • Apr 23rd George Steiner, professor (English)
  • Apr 24th Ferit Tuzun, composer
  • Apr 24th Dr.Rajkumar, Kannada actor
  • Apr 25th Jose Angel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza)
  • Apr 25th Yvette Corlett, athlete
  • Apr 25th Yvette Williams, NZ, long jumper (Oly-gold-52)
  • Apr 26th Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 27th Nina Ponomareva Romaschkova, Soviet discus thrower (Olympic gold 1952, 60), involved shoplift scandal, born in Smychka (d. 2016)
  • Apr 28th Carolyn Jones, Amarillo Texas, actress (Morticia-Addams Family)
  • Apr 29th Peter Joshua Sculthorpe, composer
  • Apr 29th Vaclav Kucera, composer
  • Apr 29th Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29th [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)
  • Apr 29th Mickey McDermott, American baseball player (d. 2003)
  • Apr 30th Peter Carsten, Weissenberg Bavaria, actor (Mr Super Invisible)
  • May 1st Sonny James, [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • May 1st Sonny Ramadhin, cricket spin bowler (great WI)
  • May 2nd Edward Levy Irving, composer
  • May 2nd Luc Ferrari, composer
  • May 2nd Sydney Gedye, cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964)
  • May 2nd Link Wray, American rock guitarist (d. 2005)
  • May 3rd Hendrik L van Beek, Dutch vice-admiral
  • May 3rd Jaharna Imam, Bangladeshi writer/political activist

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May 4th Audrey Hepburn, British actress (Breakfast at Tiffany's, My Fair Lady), born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1993)

  • May 4th Sidney Lamb, American linguist
  • May 5th John S Ragin, actor (Dr Astin-Quincy ME), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • May 6th John Polk Allen, Carnegie Oklahoma, CEO (Biosphere 2)
  • May 6th John Taylor, bishop (St Albans)/Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • May 6th Rosemary Camp, president (Council for British Archaeology)
  • May 6th Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters)
  • May 7th Dick Williams, baseball player, manager (including Seattle 1986-87)
  • May 7th Sally L Smith, educator/founder (Lab School of Wash)
  • May 7th Babe Parilli, American football player
  • May 8th V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
  • May 8th Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • May 9th Anthony Lloyd, Lord Justice of Appeal
  • May 9th Kay Dotrice, British actress (d. 2007)
  • May 10th Brian Corby, CEO (Prudential)
  • May 10th Robin Hill, 8th Marquess of Downshire, Irish peer and the Hereditary Constable of Hillsborough Fort
  • May 11th Edward Anson, British vice-admiral
  • May 12th Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player
  • May 12th Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 14th Vladimir Antoshin, USSR, International Chess Grandmaster (1964)
  • May 14th Henry McGee, British actor (d. 2006)
  • May 14th Gump Worsley, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2007)
  • May 14th Barbara Branden, Canadian writer and lecturer, (d. 2013)
  • May 15th Jack Flavell, cricketer (England pace bowler in 4 Tests 1961-64)
  • May 16th Adrienne Cecile Rich, Balt Md, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), (d. 2012)
  • May 16th John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • May 16th Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer
  • May 16th Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • May 17th Raymond Hide, geophysicist
  • May 18th Kai Winding, Denmark, American Jazz composer, (d. 1983)
  • May 18th Johan N Block, aviation pioneer (Martinair/Transavia/Air Holland)
  • May 18th Norman St John-Stevas, Baron St John of Fawsley, British MP (C) (1964-1987), born in London
  • May 18th Roger Matton, composer
  • May 19th Harvey Cox, US theologist (Secular City)
  • May 19th Michael Adamis, composer
  • May 19th John Stroger Chicago politician
  • May 20th Andre Carolus Cirino, Suriname/Indian poet
  • May 21st Charles Wadsworth, Barnesville Georgia, pianist (Lincoln Center)
  • May 21st Paul Winslow, cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • May 21st Robert Welch, designer/silversmith (Robert Welch flatware)
  • May 22nd Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
  • May 23rd Joe Modise, South African commandant of Umkhonto we Sizwe (1965- )
  • May 23rd Ulla Jacobson, Swedish actress (One Summer of Happiness)
  • May 25th Beverly Sills, [Belle "Bubbles" Miriam Silverman], American soprano, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • May 25th David S Ruder, 23rd chairman of Security & Exchange Commission
  • May 25th Warren Frost, American actor
  • May 26th Hugo Raes, Flemish writer (Horses Jump & Fresh Sea)
  • May 27th Donald Howard Keats, composer
  • May 28th Leslie Wight, cricketer (one Test WI v India 1953, scored 21)
  • May 28th Patrick McNair-Wilson, MP
  • May 29th Anthony Grant, British MP
  • May 29th Katie Boyle, [Lady Sander Saunders], British broadcaster
  • May 29th Peter Higgs, Newcastle upon Tyne, British theoretical physicist (Nobel, 2013)
  • May 30th Michael Mellinger, Bavaria, actor (Goldfinger)
  • May 31st Aladar Zoltan, composer

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Famous Deaths

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