On This Day

What Happened on August 2, 1929

Historical Events

  • Philadelphia 1st baseman Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR in Phillies' 2-0 win v Pittsburgh Pirates

Famous Birthdays

  • John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • John Hannam, British Conservative politician (MP for Exeter 1970-97)
  • Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Mae Costello [Altschuk], American actress (The Joys of a Jealous Wife), dies of heart disease at 47
1929 Highlights

About August 2, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 3 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo