December 1929 in History

Events in History

  • 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 5 1st US nudist organization, the American League for Physical Culture in New York City
  • Dec 6 Turkey introduces female suffrage

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Swiss pilot Walter Mittelholzer is the first to fly over Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Dec 30 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
  • Dec 31 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

Birthdays in History

  • Dec 2 Jaap Boersma, Dutch minister for Social Affairs (ARP)
  • Dec 3 Clarence Ford, sax player
  • Dec 6 Frank Springer, American comics artist
  • Dec 8 Goffredo Parise, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9 Bob Hawke, 23rd Australian Prime Minister (Labor: 1983-91), born in Bordertown, South Australia

23rd Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke
23rd Australian Prime Minister
Bob Hawke
  • Dec 12 John Osborne, English playwright (Entertainer, Look Back in Anger, Luther), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Dec 16 Ian Board, British barkeeper (the Colony Room), born in Devon (d.1994)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 17 William Safire, American political columnist (NY Times) and speech writer (Nixon), born in NYC, New York (d. 2009)

American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter William Safire
American Political Columnist & Presidential Speechwriter
William Safire
  • Dec 19 Herman T M Lauxtermann, Dutch 2nd chamber member (VVD)
  • Dec 20 Milan Panic, premier of little Yugoslavia
  • Dec 23 Dick Weber, pro bowler (16, 300 games)
  • Dec 23 Charles R Bentley, American pioneer or polar science, born in Rochester, New York (d. 2017)
  • Dec 28 Maarten Schmidt, Neth/US astronomer (quasars)
  • Dec 28 Owen Bieber, United Auto Workers president
  • Dec 30 Rosalind Hurley, British physician, barrister, ethicist and writer (d. 2004)
  • Dec 31 Sidney Greenbaum, grammarian

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 7 Nizari Imam Aga Khan III (52) weds Andrée Joséphine Carron in Aix-les-Bains, France

48th Shia Imam Aga Khan III
48th Shia Imam
Aga Khan III

Divorces in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Dec 9 Businessman Howard Hughes divorces 1st wife Ella Rice after 4 years of marriage

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Deaths in History

  • Dec 12 Charles Goodnight, American cattle baron (b. 1836)
  • Dec 20 Emile Loubet, French premier (1892)/president (1899-1906), dies at 90
  • Dec 29 Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)