On This Day

What Happened on February 16, 1929

Historical Events


MurderMurder 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

Oil Tycoon Edward L. Doheny
Oil Tycoon
Edward L. Doheny
  • KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerhard Hanappi, Austrian footballer (d. 1980)
  • Peter NF Porter, Australian/British author/poet (Chair of Babel)
1929 Highlights

About February 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aquarius