On This Day

What Happened on December 31, 1929

Historical Events


BeatificationCatholic Encyclical

Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri

259th Pope Pius XI
259th Pope
Pius XI

Famous Birthdays

  • Mies Bouman, Dutch television presenter (Open the Village), born in Amsterdam, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • Peter May, English cricketer (dashing batsman of 50's), born in Reading (d. 1994)
  • Sidney Greenbaum, British scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1996)
1929 Highlights

About December 31, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 9 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Capricorn