On This Day

What Happened on April 4, 1929

Historical Events

  • "New Moon" musical opens in London
  • 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held

Famous Birthdays

  • William F. Clinger Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Warren, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths


Person of interestKarl Benz

Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz

1929 Highlights

About April 4, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 7 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries