On This Day

What Happened on April 1, 1929

Historical Events

  • Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate

Famous Birthdays

  • Bo Schembechler Jr., American College Football Hall of Fame tackle (Miami U), coach (Miami U 1963-68, University of Michigan 1969-89; career record 234–65–8), and administrator (Michigan), born in Barberton, Ohio (d. 2006)
  • Jane Powell, American singer and actress (7 Brides for 7 Brothers), born in Portland, Oregon
  • Milan Kundera, Czech poet and writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
1929 Highlights

About April 1, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 4 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries