On This Day

What Happened on February 1, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday

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 Otto Halm, composer, dies at 59