September 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 3 Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • Sep 5 French premier A Briand requests a US of Europe
  • Sep 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 24 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • Sep 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

Birthdays in History


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 3 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Sep 4 Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
  • Sep 5 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9)
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, situationist
  • Sep 9 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • Sep 10 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • Sep 11 David S Broder, Chicago Hgts Ill, journalist (Pulitzer 1973)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Sep 14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in New York City (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • Sep 14 Mel Hancock, (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)
  • Sep 15 Murray Gell-Mann, physicist who predicted quarks
  • Sep 15 Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 16 Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
  • Sep 17 John Stewart-Clark, MEP (C)
  • Sep 17 Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF)
  • Sep 18 June Rosemary Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
  • Sep 19 10th duke of Richmond, English large landowner/art collector
  • Sep 19 Margaret S Roukema, (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1981- )
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, Engl manufacturer/multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman)
  • Sep 21 Bernard Williams, English philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Sep 22 William E Dannemeyer, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Sep 24 George McNicol, principal (Aberdeen University)
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • Sep 28 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • Sep 29 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 12 Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • Sep 23 Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • Sep 29 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Charles E Bonin, French explorer/diplomat (China), dies