What Happened on December 9, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestBob Hawke

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

23rd Prime Minister of Australia Bob Hawke
23rd Prime Minister of Australia
Bob Hawke
  • 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


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

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

Aviator and Businessman Howard Hughes
Aviator and Businessman
Howard Hughes

Famous Deaths

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