On This Day

What Happened on August 8, 1929

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

Inventor and Zeppelin Commander Hugo Eckener
Inventor and Zeppelin Commander
Hugo Eckener
  • Salem Oregon airport dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (Artist of Merit-1977), born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
1929 Highlights

About August 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 1 month and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo