August 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 4 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • Aug 4 Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yanks 14-6
  • Aug 4 Jones Beach in NY opens
  • Aug 7 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
  • Aug 7 Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games

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Aug 8 German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Aug 8 Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • Aug 10 Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win
  • Aug 11 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Aug 14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • Aug 20 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
  • Aug 21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • Aug 23 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Aug 24 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Aug 24 Turkey & Persia signs friendship treaty
  • Aug 25 Graf Zeppelin passes over SF for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
  • Aug 26 First US roller coaster built
  • Aug 28 Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
  • Aug 29 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

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Aug 29 Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

Aviation Pioneer and Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Aviation Pioneer and Author
Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Aug 31 Commitee chaired by Owen D. Young finalizes the "Young Plan" to reduce German reparations from World War I to 112 billion Gold Marks ($US8 billion) paid over 59 years

Diplomat and Industrialist Owen D. Young
Diplomat and Industrialist
Owen D. Young

Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, Roller Derby Queen (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, designer
  • Aug 7 Richard T Schulze, (Rep-R-PA, 1975- )
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 13 Charles Lyon, gen-sect (Transport Salaried Staffs Association)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, deputy cmdr-in-chief (Allied Forces Central Europe)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise M Slaughter, (Rep-D-New York)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 17 Francis Gary Powers, US spy (USSR captures him in 1959 U-2 incident)
  • Aug 21 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, leader of South African Communist Party
  • Aug 21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet
  • Aug 22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Lab) spokesperson on Home Affairs
  • Aug 22 Harry McPherson, Tyler, Texas, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, (d. 2012)
  • Aug 27 Ad J Hermes, Dutch MP (KVP/CDA)
  • Aug 27 Ira Levin, author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day)
  • Aug 29 Thom Gunn, Kent England, poet (The Wound)
  • Aug 31 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, writer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 21 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Painter Diego Rivera
Painter
Diego Rivera

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (b. 1857)
  • Aug 3 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (b. 1851)
  • Aug 5 Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)
  • Aug 9 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Aletta Henriette Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and feminist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey (WW I), dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 27 Herman Poto─Źnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket scientist (b. 1892)