What Happened on February 16, 1929

Historical Events

Murder of Interest

In mysterious murder suicide Ned Doheny Jr., son of oil magnate Edward L. Doheny, dies along with secretary Hugh Plunkett at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

  • KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Benny Barth, American session and touring jazz drummer, born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 2017)
  • Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • Peter Porter, Australian-British author and poet (Chair of Babel), born in Brisbane, Australia (d. 2010)
Born in 1929

About February 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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