On This Day

What Happened on April 16, 1929

Historical Events

  • Cleveland Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • 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, and songwriter ("For Your Love"; Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"), producer, born in Fayetteville, Tennessee (d. 2003)
  • Roy Hamilton, American singer (You'll Never Walk Alone), born in Leesburg, Georgia (d. 1969)

Famous Deaths

  • Abraham van Stolk Jzn, Dutch art collector, dies at 57
1929 Highlights

About April 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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