On This Day

What Happened on February 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions

Famous Birthdays

  • Roger Byrne, English soccer fullback (33 caps; Manchester United 245 games; died Munich air disaster), born in Manchester, Lancashire (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Maria Christina of Austria, queen of Spain, dies at 71