March 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Mar 2 Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • Mar 4 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 6 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • Mar 8 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
  • Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
  • Mar 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 23 1st telephone installed in White House
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador

Birthdays in History

  • Mar 1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • Mar 2 Donald Gosling, English parkeerplaatsenmagnaat/multi-millionaire
  • Mar 6 Hal Miller, British MP
  • Mar 6 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • Mar 6 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Mar 9 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, president (Guyana, 1985-92)
  • Mar 9 Marie Cardinal, writer
  • Mar 11 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • Mar 12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • Mar 12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • Mar 13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • Mar 18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • Mar 23 Albert H Crews, astronaut
  • Mar 23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)
  • Mar 25 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 26 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • Mar 28 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
  • Mar 29 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • Mar 29 Yayoi Kusama, Matsumoto, Nagano, Japanese artist and writer

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Mar 31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Mar 31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer

Deaths in History

  • Mar 1 Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • Mar 5 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)
  • Mar 12 Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • Mar 20 Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France (WW I), dies at 77
  • Mar 26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27 Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)