On This Day

What Happened on January 8, 1929

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)
1929 Highlights

About January 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 10 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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