What Happened on August 2, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival)
  • John Hannam, British MP (C) (1970-1997)
  • 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