What Happened in 1929 (Part 3)

Historical Events

Events 201 - 272 of 272

  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • Sep 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21 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 24 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 24 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • Sep 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
  • Oct 3 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 3 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
  • Oct 3 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia

Sport awardGolf Major

Oct 6 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

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Oct 7 Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Oct 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
  • Oct 8 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
  • Oct 9 G Kaufman & R Lardner's musical "June Moon" premieres in NYC
  • Oct 11 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London

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Oct 11 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 12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
  • Oct 14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
  • Oct 18 Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • Oct 20 Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
  • Oct 22 French government of Briand falls
  • Oct 22 James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • Oct 24 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • Oct 24 Rudy Vallee's "The Fleishmann's Yeast Hour" begins broadcasting on NBC radio
  • Oct 24 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

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

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Oct 28 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
  • Oct 29 "Black Tuesday" Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the "Great Depression"
  • Oct 30 The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Nov 1 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • Nov 4 John Baldridge's "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC

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Nov 4 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.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Nov 7 NYC Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
  • Nov 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

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Nov 17 Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo

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

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Nov 20 Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Painter Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali

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

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

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Dec 10 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 14 Alexander Zaimis elected president of Greece
  • Dec 15 Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
  • Dec 16 Chic Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
  • Dec 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
  • Dec 20 Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
  • Dec 21 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
  • Dec 25 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390

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

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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 682

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

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

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

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

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