On This Day

What Happened on December 9, 1929

Famous Birthdays

Bob Hawke

Bob Hawke, Australian politician and 23rd Prime Minister of Australia (Labor: 1983-91), born in Bordertown, South Australia (d. 2019)

  • John Cassavetes, Greek-American actor, film director, and screenwriter (Dirty Dozen, Rosemary's Baby), born in NYC, New York (d. 1989)
  • Michel Fano, French composer, born in Paris

Famous Divorces

Howard Hughes

Businessman Howard Hughes divorces 1st wife Ella Rice after 4 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Willis Cuttell, cricketer (two Tests England v South Africa 1899), dies
1929 Highlights

About December 9, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 5 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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