On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • NY Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers

Famous Birthdays

  • Roy Hamilton, American singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57