July 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 1 US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • Jul 1 US cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
  • Jul 3 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • Jul 4 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • Jul 5 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
  • Jul 7 Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • Jul 10 US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • Jul 15 1st airport hotel opens-Oakland, Ca
  • Jul 17 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • Jul 23 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words.
  • Jul 24 NY to SF foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jul 24 President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jul 27 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • Jul 31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 1 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politican Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politican
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 9 Hassan II, King of Morocco (1961-99), born in Rabat, Morocco (d. 1999)
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish politician
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, actor (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
  • Jul 24 Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author

Divorces in History

  • Jul 3 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Jul 5 Henry Lincoln Johnson, Member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), first American to receive the Croix de guerre (b. 1897)
  • Jul 12 Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
  • Jul 15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • Jul 22 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83