June 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 3 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • Jun 3 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • Jun 5 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • Jun 7 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • Jun 7 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • Jun 8 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • Jun 9 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • Jun 14 Prussia & Vatican sign Concord
  • Jun 15 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 25 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Jun 26 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
  • Jun 27 1st color TV demo (NYC)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

German President and WWI General Paul von Hindenburg
German President and WWI General
Paul von Hindenburg
  • Jun 29 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
  • Jun 29 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt
  • Jun 29 Mexico & Vatican sign Concord

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Willaim Brown, television executive
  • Jun 2 Norton Juster, American author and archi
  • Jun 3 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Jun 3 Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate
  • Jun 4 Karolos Papoulias, Greek politician
  • Jun 6 Viktor Konezki, writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 7 John Turner, (L) 17th Canadian PM (1984), born in Richmond, England

17th Prime Minister of Canada John Turner
17th Prime Minister of Canada
John Turner
  • Jun 8 Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment)
  • Jun 9 June O'Dell, deputy CEO (Equal Opportunities Commission)
  • Jun 9 Robert E Badham, (Rep-R-CA, 1977- )
  • Jun 10 James McDivitt, Brig Gen USAF/astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Ian McCahon Sinclair, Australian politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Anne Frank, Dutch diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust Anne Frank
Jewish Victim & Diarist of the Holocaust
Anne Frank
  • Jun 12 Brigid Brophy, novelist/campaigner
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, piano accompnaist
  • Jun 17 Michael L Strang, (Rep-R-CO, 1985- )
  • Jun 17 Tigran Petrosyan, USSR, world chess champion (1963-69)
  • Jun 18 James Bishop, editor (London News Publications)
  • Jun 18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • Jun 21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico)
  • Jun 25 Eric Carle, American author
  • Jun 26 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh)
  • Jun 26 Francesco Cossiga, president of Italy (1985- )
  • Jun 26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist
  • Jun 26 Milton Glaser, American Designer

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi

Author and Nobel Laureate William Faulkner
Author and Nobel Laureate
William Faulkner

Deaths in History

  • Jun 8 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • Jun 11 Gyula Andressy Jr, Hungarian minister of Foreign affairs, dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Bramwell Booth, the 2nd General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
  • Jun 25 Georges Courteline [Moineaux], French playwright, dies
  • Jun 28 Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)