What Happened in July 1929

Historical Events

  • Jul 1 US Immigration law of 1924 in effect
  • Jul 3 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
  • Jul 4 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
  • Jul 5 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 6 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In the first all-American final Helen Wills Moody beats Helen Jacobs 6-1, 6-2

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • Jul 6 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Henri Cochet beats fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 for his 2nd Wimbledon singles crown
  • Jul 6 St. Louis Cardinals set MLB run record with 28 runs on 28 hits (28-6 v Phillies)
  • Jul 7 Romania & Vatican sign concord
  • Jul 10 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 HRs hit 1 in each inning
  • Jul 10 US issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
  • Jul 15 1st airport hotel opens at Oakland, California
  • Jul 17 USSR breaks diplomatic relations with China
  • Jul 23 The Fascist government in Italy bans the use of foreign words
  • Jul 24 NY to San Francisco foot race ends (2½ months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde

AgreementTreaty of Interest

Jul 24 US President Herbert Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
US Secretary of State Frank Kellogg
US Secretary of State
Frank Kellogg
  • Jul 27 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
  • Jul 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Mich)
  • Jul 28 24th Davis Cup: France beats USA in Paris (3-2)
  • Jul 28 23rd Tour de France won by Maurice De Waele of Belgium
  • Jul 31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France for the 6th time

Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 1 Gerald M Edelman, US biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, NY, (d. 2014)

Person of interestImelda Marcos

Jul 2 Imelda Marcos, Filipino politician and First Lady of the Philippines (1965-86) who famously collected over 1,000 pairs of shoes, born in Manila, Philippines

First Lady and Politician Imelda Marcos
First Lady and Politician
Imelda Marcos
  • Jul 2 John A. Cade, American politician
  • Jul 3 Eustace Gibbs, vice marshal (Diplomatic Corps)

Person of interestAl Davis

Jul 4 Al Davis, American businessman and NFL team owner (Oakland Raiders), born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2011)

American Football Coach and Executive Al Davis
American Football Coach and Executive
Al Davis
  • Jul 4 Bill Tuttle, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers), born in Cramer, Illinois (d. 1998)
  • Jul 4 Chuck Tanner, American baseball player (Pittsburgh Pirates), born in New Castle, Pennsylvania (d. 2011)
  • Jul 5 Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
  • Jul 5 Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas
  • Jul 5 Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Jul 6 Gerd Zacher, German composer, born in Meppen (d. 2014)
  • Jul 7 Marcel Liebman, Belgian historian
  • Jul 7 Reinhard Baumgart, German writer and critic, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 2003)
  • Jul 7 Hasan Abidi, Pakistani journalist and poet (d. 2005)
  • Jul 8 Shirley Ann Grau, author (Keepers of the House)
  • Jul 9 Lee Hazlewood, American country singer and songwriter (Summer Wine, Jackson), born in Mannford, Oklahoma
  • Jul 9 Jesse McReynolds, American singer and mandolinist (Grand Ole Opry), born in Coeburn, Virginia
  • Jul 10 Moe Norman, Canadian Tour golfer (1966 Quebec Open), born in Kitchener, Ontario
  • Jul 10 Winnie Ewing, Scottish lawyer and politician (President of the Scottish National Party), born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Jul 11 David Kelly, Irish actor (Grandpa Joe-Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fawlty Towers), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 2012)
  • Jul 11 Hermann Prey, German baritone (d. 1998)
  • Jul 13 Red Terrill Jr, horse trainer
  • Jul 14 George Alan Dawson, jazz drummer/teacher
  • Jul 15 Larry Lamb, newspaper editor
  • Jul 15 Charles Anthony [Caruso], tenor (2,928 performances at Metropolitan Opera), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 2012)
  • Jul 16 Michael Morland, High court judge
  • Jul 17 Sergei K. Godunov, Russian mathematician
  • Jul 18 "Screamin' Jay" Hawkins, R&B musician (I Put a Spell on You), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2000)
  • Jul 18 Dick Totten Button, American figure skater (Olympic gold 1948, 52), born in Englewood, New Jersey
  • Jul 18 Adelaide Tambo, South African anti-apartheid activist, politician and wife of Oliver Tambo, born in Top Location, Vereeniging (d. 2007)

Person of interestSofia Muratova

Jul 19 Sofia Muratova, Russian gymnast (1952-60 Olympics: 6 gold, 3 silver & 4 bronze), born in Leningrad, Russia (d. 2006)

Person of interestMike Ilitch

Jul 20 Mike Ilitch, American businessman (founded Little Caesars Pizza, owner Detroit Red Wings, Tigers), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 2017)

Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza Mike Ilitch
Entrepreneur and Founder of Little Caesar's Pizza
Mike Ilitch
  • Jul 20 Rajendra Kumar, Indian actor, produer and director (Arzoo, Love Story, Sangam), born in Sialkot, Punjab, British India (d. 1999)
  • Jul 21 Bob Orton, American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jul 22 Vivien Merchant [Ada Thompson], British actress (Alfie, The Homecoming, The Offence), born in Manchester, England (d. 1982)
  • Jul 22 John Barber, British racing driver
  • Jul 23 Andrew Rutherford, warden (Goldsmith's College)
  • Jul 24 Alfred Binns, West Indian cricket wicketkeeper (1953-56)
  • Jul 24 Hedda J Garza, writer/political activist
  • Jul 24 Peter Yates, director (Breaking Away, Bullitt)
  • Jul 25 Somnath Chatterjee, Indian communist leader, born in Tezpur, India
  • Jul 25 Eddie Mazur, Canadian hockey player (d. 1995)
  • Jul 26 Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian born pianist (Levintritt-1948), born in Sofia, Bulgaria (d. 2012)
  • Jul 26 Marc Lalonde, French Canadian politician
  • Jul 27 Harvey Fuqua, rock vocalist (Moonglows-Sincerely)
  • Jul 27 Jack Higgins, [Harry Patterson], novelist
  • Jul 27 Marc Wilkinson, composer

Person of interestJacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Jul 28 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (1961-63), born in Southampton, New York (d. 1994)

  • Jul 28 Remco [Wouter] Campert, Dutch literary/poet/son of Jan Campert
  • Jul 29 Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
  • Jul 30 Christine McGuire, Middletown Oh singer (McGuire Sisters-Sugartime)
  • Jul 30 Sid Kroft, Athens Greece, puppeteer (Barbara Mandrell Show)
  • Jul 31 Don Murray, American actor (Bus Stop, Advise & Consent, Endless Love), born in Hollywood, California
  • Jul 31 Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer, born in Florence, Italy (d. 2006)
  • Jul 31 José Santamaria, Uruguayan footballer, born in Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Jul 31 Lynne Reid Banks, British author (The Indian in the Cupboard), born in London

Famous Weddings

  • Jul 22 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill (40) marries 3rd wife actress Carlotta Monterey (40)

Famous Divorces

  • Jul 3 American Playwright Eugene O'Neill divorces second wife novelist Agnes Boulton after 11 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 1 Henry Johnson, American soldier of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), 1st US WWI soldier to receive the Croix de guerre after fighting a German raid in hand-to-hand combat to rescue a fellow soldier (posthumous Medal of Honour, 2015), dies of myocarditis at 36
  • Jul 2 Gladys Brockwell, American actress (Long Pants, Oliver Twist), dies in an automobile accident at 34
  • Jul 3 Dustin Farnum, American actor (Squaw Man, Virginian, The Flaming Frontier), dies at 55
  • Jul 4 Otto Taubmann, German composer, dies at 70
  • Jul 11 Billy Mosforth, English footballer (b. 1857)
  • Jul 12 Robert Henri, US painter (The Eight), dies at 63
  • Jul 15 Hugo Von Hofmannsthal, playwright/poet, dies
  • Jul 22 Bror Beckman, composer, dies at 63
  • Jul 22 Edouard baron Empain, Belgian builder (Heliopolis), dies at 76
  • Jul 27 Raoul Pictet, Swiss physicist who invented liquid nitrogen and was a pioneer of cryogenics, dies at 83