On This Day

What Happened on July 1, 1929

Historical Events

  • US Immigration law of 1924 in effect

Famous Birthdays

  • Gerald Edelman, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in Ozone Park, New York (d. 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • 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
1929 Highlights

About July 1, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 3 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer