On This Day

What Happened on January 3, 1929

Historical Events

  • 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president

Sports History

Australian cricket icon Don Bradman follows up a 1st innings of 79 to score 112 in 3rd Test v England in Melbourne; his 1st of 29 Test centuries

Famous Birthdays

  • Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
  • Marilyn Lloyd, (Rep-D-TN, 1975- )
  • Sergio Leone, Italian director who invented spaghetti westerns (The Man with No Name trilogy), born in Rome, Kingdom of Italy (d. 1989)
1929 Highlights

About January 3, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 11 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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