What Happened on April 16, 1929

Historical Events

  • Cleveland rookie center fielder Earl Averill, becomes first American League player to hit a HR on 1st at bat; Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 5-4 at League Park
  • New York Yankees become first MLB team to permanently feature numbers on backs of uniforms; numbers correspond to position in batting order

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Townsend, American doo-wop singer, songwriter, and producer ("For Your Love"; Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), born in Fayetteville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Roy Hamilton, American singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1969)
Born in 1929

About April 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 5 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries