On This Day

What Happened on April 29, 1920

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Duke Kahanamoku wins his 2nd gold medal of the day in the winning American 4 x 200m freestyle relay team with Perry McGillivray, Pua Kealoha and Norman Ross in world record 10:04.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Blishen, English author (The God Beneath the Sea), born in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1996)
  • Harold Shapero, American composer (9 Minute Opera), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)