On This Day

What Happened on August 24, 1929

Historical Events

  • Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Turkey & Persia sign friendship treaty

US Open Women's Tennis

US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Helen Wills Moody beats England's Phoebe Holcroft Watson 6-4, 6-2 for her 3rd straight and 6th overall US singles title

Famous Birthdays

  • Willie Winfield, American doo-woop singer (Harptones - "Life Is But A Dream"; “A Sunday Kind of Love”), born in Surrey, Virginia (d. 2021)
1929 Highlights

About August 24, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: No

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