On This Day

What Happened on July 5, 1929

Historical Events


Sport awardWimbledon Women's Tennis

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
  • WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Helmond, American actress and director (Soap, Mona-Who's the Boss), born in Galveston, Texas (d. 2019)
  • Mary Maxwell Gates, American businesswoman, philanthropist/mother of Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1994)
  • Tony Lock, English cricketer and left-arm spinner who took 174 wickets for England, born in Limpsfield, Surrey (d. 1995)
1929 Highlights

About July 5, 1929

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer