On This Day

What Happened on April 15, 1929

Historical Events

  • 33rd Boston Marathon won by Canadian Johnny Miles in 2:33:08.6; his second win in the event

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrian Cadbury, British confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance (d. 2015)
  • Jocelyn Barrow, British race relations campaigner (Card) and 1st black female governor of the BBC, born in Port of Spain, Trinidad (d. 2020)

Famous Deaths

  • Antonio Smareglia, Italian composer, dies at 74
1929 Highlights

About April 15, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries