On This Day

What Happened on January 7, 1929

Historical Events

  • "Buck Rogers" sci-fi comic strip's 1st appearance in a newspaper
  • "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Croatian nationalist movement, Ustaša founded by Ante Pavelić in exile in Italy

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • French inventor Robert Bureau launches the 1st radiosonde - a battery-powered telemetry instrument carried into the atmosphere to measure various parameters and transmit them by radio to a ground receiver

Famous Birthdays

  • Douglas Kiker, NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • Ken Henry, American speed skater (Olympic gold 500m 1952), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • Kenneth Henry, American 500m speed skater (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Mario Bergamaschi, Italian soccer midfielder (5 caps; Calcio Como, A.C. Milan, U.C. Sampdoria), born in Crema, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford], American actress (Little Sheba), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
1929 Highlights

About January 7, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 9 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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