On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1929

Historical Events

  • "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • Pi Alphha Phi, the first Asian-American interest fraternity in the United States, is founded at UC Berkeley

Famous Deaths

  • August Halm, German composer, dies at 59
1929 Highlights

About February 1, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 10 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Aquarius