On This Day

What Happened on August 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Evans, US jazz pianist, born in Plainfield, New Jersey (d. 1980)
  • Fritz Von Erich, American professional wrestler (d. 1997)
  • Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
  • Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Valentine der Stucken, American-Belgian composer, dies at 70