On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • "Man with a Movie Camera", Soviet experimental documentary film directed by Dziga Vertov, is released
  • 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC

Famous Birthdays

  • Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor (The Chess Players, Gandhi), born in Punjab, India (d. 2015)