Historical Events in February 1929

  • Feb 1 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • Feb 1 "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • Feb 3 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 5 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
  • Feb 6 Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
  • Feb 8 KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 9 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • Feb 10 Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu
  • Feb 11 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in NYC
  • Feb 11 Vatican City (world's smallest country) made an enclave of Rome
  • Feb 12 Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • Feb 13 Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
  • Feb 13 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow

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Feb 14 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Gangster Al Capone
Al Capone
  • Feb 16 KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 18 The first Academy Awards are announced.
  • Feb 19 Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, NY
  • Feb 20 American Samoa organizes as territory of US
  • Feb 20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field

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Feb 26 US President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

30th US President Calvin Coolidge
30th US President
Calvin Coolidge
  • Feb 27 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
  • Feb 28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home