On This Day

What Happened in June 1929

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • Jun 3 Chile and Peru sign the Treaty of Lima, finally resolving their border dispute from the War of the Pacific (1879–83). Chile keeps Arica and Peru regains Tacna.
  • Jun 3 French Championships Men's Tennis: René Lacoste wins his 3rd French title, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 6-3, 2-6, 6-0, 2-6, 8-6

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 3 French Championship Women's Tennis: Defending champion Helen Wills Moody beats Simonne Mathieu 6-3, 6-4

  • Jun 5 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
  • Jun 7 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour)
  • Jun 7 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
  • Jun 8 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Jun 8 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier
  • Jun 9 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
  • Jun 14 Prussia and Vatican sign Concord
  • Jun 15 1st time NY curb stock exchange transacts more business than NY Exch
  • Jun 16 Otto E. Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
  • Jun 22 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader

Historic Event

Jun 25 US President Herbert Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam (Hoover Dam)

  • Jun 26 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
  • Jun 27 1st color TV demo, performed by Bell Laboratories in NYC

Historic Event

Jun 27 President Paul von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WWI

  • Jun 29 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field, California
  • Jun 29 31.1°C (88°F) highest temperature on this day in De Bilt, Netherlands
  • Jun 29 Mexico & Vatican sign Concord

US Golf Open

Jun 30 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot CC: Bobby Jones wins his third US Open title in a 36-hole playoff, dominating Al Espinosa by 23 strokes on the West Course


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Yehudi Wyner, composer
  • Jun 2 Alcides Lanza, Argentine-Canadian pianist, classical and electro-acoustic composer, and music educator (McGill University, 1976-present), born in Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina
  • Jun 2 Frédéric Devreese, Belgian conductor, and composer of classical music (Gemini Suite; Valse Sacrée), and film scores (The Cruel Embrace), born in Amsterdam, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • Jun 2 Norton Juster, American architect and children's author (The Phantom Tollbooth; The Dot and The Line), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2021) [1] [2]
  • Jun 2 Ken McGregor, Australian tennis player (Australian C'ship 1952), born in Adelaide, South Australia (d. 2007)
  • Jun 3 Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Howard Yanks, American music festival founder (Philadelphia folk festival) (d. 1995)
  • Jun 3 Werner Arber, Swiss microbiologist (1978 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for discovery of restriction enzymes), born in Gränichen, Switzerland
  • Jun 4 Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece (2005-15), born in Ioannina, Greece
  • Jun 4 Andor Kovács, Hungarian classical guitarist, and composer, born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1989)
  • Jun 6 Bogusław Schaffer, Polish composer and playwright, born in Lviv, Ukraine (d. 2019) [1]
  • Jun 6 Viktor Konetsky, Russian screenwriter, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 2002)
  • Jun 6 Sunil Dutt, Indian Bollywood director, actor and politician (Yaadein, Mother India, Khandaan), born in Jhelum, Punjab (d. 2005)
  • Jun 6 James Barnor, Ghana's first photojournalist, born in Jamestown, Accra, Gold Coast
  • Jun 8 Earl Ferrers, 13th Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment) (d. 2012)
  • Jun 8 V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests, 3 wickets), born in Bangalore, Mysore (d. 2009)
  • Jun 9 Johnny Ace [John Marshall Alexander, Jr.], rhythm and blues singer ("My Song"), born in Memphis, Tennessee (d. 1954)
  • Jun 9 Keith Gardner, Jamaican athlete (Olympic bronze 1960)
  • Jun 9 Robert Badham, American politician (Rep-R-CA, 1977-89), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 Harald Juhnke, German actor, comedian and entertainer (Guitars of Love, Schtonk), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2005)
  • Jun 10 James "Jim" McDivitt, American Brigadier General and astronaut (Gemini 4, Apollo 9), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 10 Vasile Herman, Romanin pianist and composer, born in Satu Mare, Romania (d. 2010)
  • Jun 10 Ian Sinclair, Australian politician (Leader of the National Party), born in Sydney, Australia
  • Jun 10 Edward O. Wilson, American sociobiologist, world’s leading authority on ants, born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 2021)
  • Jun 11 Lennie Niehaus, American jazz saxophonist and film composer (Clint Eastwood films), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2020)

Anne Frank

Jun 12 Anne Frank, Dutch Diarist and Jewish victim of the Nazi Holocaust (Diary of Anne Frank), born in Frankfurt, Germany (d. 1945)

  • Jun 12 Brigid Brophy, British novelist (Hackenfeller's Ape) and campaigner, born in Ealing, London (d. 1995)
  • Jun 12 Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani scholar, writer, and Urdu linguist, born in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, British India
  • Jun 13 Alan Civil, British horn player (played horn solo in Beatles "For No One"), born in Northamptonshire, England (d. 1989)
  • Jun 13 Ralph McQuarrie, American conceptual designer (Star Wars, E.T.), born in Gary, Indiana (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Alan Davidson, Australian cricket all-rounder (44 Tests, 1,328 runs @ 24.59, 186 wickets, best 7/93, 42 catches; NSW), born in Lisarow, Australia (d. 2021)
  • Jun 14 Cy Coleman [Seymour Kaufman], American songwriter (Witchcraft, Sweet Charity), born in NYC, New York (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Geoffrey Penwill Parsons, Australian piano player, born in Sydney, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jun 15 Gideon Nxumalo, South African jazz pianist, marimba player, and composer (Jazz Fantasia), born in Kimberley, Cape Province (now South Africa) (d. 1970)
  • Jun 15 Nigel Pickering, American guitarist (Spanky & Our Gang - "Sunday Will Never Be the Same"; "Lazy Day"), born in Pontiac, Michigan (d. 2011)
  • Jun 15 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), born in Tehran, Iran (d. 2013)
  • Jun 16 James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Jun 16 Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • Jun 16 Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
  • Jun 16 Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, 5th Emir of Kuwait (2006-2020), Commander of the Kuwait Military Forces, born in Kuwait City, Kuwait (d. 2020)
  • Jun 17 Michael L. Strang, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Colorado), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 2014)
  • Jun 17 Tigran Petrosian, Soviet Armenian World Chess Champion (1963-69), born in Tiflis, Georgian SSR, Soviet Union (d. 1984)
  • Jun 18 James Bishop, English editor (deputy editor of The Times), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 18 Jürgen Habermas, German sociologist and philosopher (Frankfurter Schule), born in Düsseldorf
  • Jun 18 Merrill Bradshaw, American composer, and music professor (Brigham Young, 1967-94), born in Lyman, Wyoming (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Thelma Barlow [Pigott], British actress (Mavis on Coronation Street, Dinnerladies), born in Middlesbrough, England
  • Jun 20 Ronald Hines, British actor (Not in Front of the Children, Pack of Lies), born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Jun 20 Ingrid Haebler, Austrian pianist (Haydn/Mozart/Schubert), born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 20 Edith Windsor [née Schlain], American LGBT rights activist (lead plaintiff in United States v. Windsor), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Jun 21 Agha Saadat Ali, Pakistani cricketer (Paki bat in Test v NZ 1956, scored 8*), born in Lahore, Punjab (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 John Morgan, British ambassador (to Mexico), born in London (d. 2012)
  • Jun 23 Dave King, British comedian (Kraft Music Hall), born in Twickenham England
  • Jun 23 Henri Pousseur, Belgian composer (Votre Faust), born in Malmedy, Liège, Belgium (d. 2009)

June Carter Cash

Jun 23 June Carter Cash, American Grammy Award-winning country singer (The Carter Family; Johnny Cash Show), songwriter ("Ring Of Fire"), and actress, born in Maces Spring, Virginia (d. 2003)

  • Jun 25 Eric Carle, American illustrator, collage artist, and writer of children's books (The Very Hungry Caterpillar), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2021)
  • Jun 26 Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh), born in Shotts, Lanarkshire (d. 2012)
  • Jun 26 Francesco Cossiga, Italian politician and 8th President of the Italian Republic (1985-92), born in Sassari, Kingdom of Italy (d. 2010)
  • Jun 26 Ian Prestt, English ornithologist, born in Lancaster (d. 1995)
  • Jun 26 Milton Glaser, American graphic designer (founded New York Magazine, created the I ♥ NY" logo), born in NYC, New York (d. 2020)
  • Jun 27 Dick the Bruiser [William Fritz Afflis], American professional wrestler, born in Delphi, Indiana (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Donald "Don" Dubbins, American actor (From Here to Eternity, The Caine Mutiny), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Helena van Heerden, South African pianist
  • Jun 29 Mamiya Michio, Japanese composer, born in Asahikawa, Hokkaido, Japan
  • Jun 29 Pete George, American weightlifter (Olympic gold/2 silver-48, 52), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2021)
  • Jun 29 Alexandre Lagoya, Greek-Italian-French classical guitarist and composer, born in Alexandria, Egypt (d. 1999)
  • Jun 29 Pat Crawford Brown, American actress (Desperate Housewives - "Ida"; General Hospital), born in NYC (d. 2019)
  • Jun 29 Leigh Snowden [Martha Lee Estes], American actress (All That Heaven Allows), born in Covington, Tennessee (d. 1982)
  • Jun 30 Alexander Kelly, British pianist and composer, born in Edinburgh (d. 1996)
  • Jun 30 Micki Grant [Minnie Perkins], American theater singer, actress, and composer (Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope; Your Arms Are Too Short To Box With God), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2021)

Famous Weddings

Wedding of Interest

Jun 3 American actor Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds American actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy Catholic church in NYC's theatre district; divorce in 1933

William Faulkner

Jun 20 Author William Faulkner (31) weds Estelle Oldham at College Hill Presbyterian Church outside Oxford, Mississippi


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Charles Coventry, cricketer (13 runs in 2 Tests Eng v S Af 1889), dies
  • Jun 4 Harry Frazee, American MLB team owner (Boston Red Sox), dies of kidney failure at 48
  • Jun 8 Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68
  • Jun 9 Lewis Bennison, American actor (The Road Called Straight), commits suicide at 44
  • Jun 11 Gyula Andrássy, Jr., Hungarian politician (Foreign Minister of Austria-Hungary (1918-20)), dies at 68
  • Jun 16 Bramwell Booth, English 2nd General of The Salvation Army, dies at 73
  • Jun 16 Vernon Louis Parrington, American author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928), dies at 57
  • Jun 25 Georges Courteline [Moineau], French playwright, dies at 71
  • Jun 28 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), dies at 84