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 Interest

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

  • 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
1929 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Ken Henry, American speed skater (Olympic gold 500m, 1952), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2009)
  • 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
Born in 1929

Famous Deaths

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

About January 7, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 2 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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