On This Day

What Happened on February 17, 1929

Famous Birthdays

  • Chaim Potok, American novelist (Promise), born in NYC, New York
  • Dame Patricia Routledge, British stage and screen actress and singer (Keeping Up Appearances; Talking Heads: A Lady of Letters), born in Tranmere, Birkenhead
  • Nicholas Ridley, Lord Ridley of Liddesdale, English politician, Minister of Finance, born in Northumberland (d. 1993)
  • Paul Meger, Canadian ice hockey player

Famous Deaths

  • John Read, English cricketer (batted in 17 Tests for Eng for 463 runs), dies
1929 Highlights

About February 17, 1929

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 7 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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