On This Day

What Happened on June 16, 1929

Historical Events

  • Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (NY to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)

Famous Birthdays

  • James K. Randall, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2014)
  • Pauline Yates, British actress (The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin), born in St Helens, Merseyside (d. 2015)
  • Ramon Bieri, American actor (Badlands, The Andromeda Strain), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2001)
  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • Bramwell Booth, 2nd General of The Salvation Army, dies at 73
  • Vernon Louis Parrington, American author (Romantic Revolution, Pulitzer 1928), dies at 57
1929 Highlights

About June 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 7 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini