On This Day

What Happened on January 20, 1929

Historical Events

  • 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"

Famous Birthdays

  • Arte Johnson, American comedian (Laugh-in, Don't Call Me Charlie), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2019)
  • Bob Denard, French soldier & mercenary, born in Grayan-et-l'Hôpital, France (d. 2007)
  • Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, American auto racer (Daytona 500 1962; NASCAR 33 wins), born in Tavares, Florida (d. 1964)
  • [Wilbur James] Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer (Miles Davis' First Great Sextet), born in Washington D.C. (d. 2020)
1929 Highlights

About January 20, 1929

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 9 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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