On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center (electric light)
  • 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.

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Helen Wills Moody
Tennis Player
Helen Wills Moody
  • 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

Famous Birthdays

  • Chuck Barris, TV game show producer and host (Gong Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2017)
  • Howard Yanks, founder (Philadelphia folk festival)
  • Werner Arber, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine laureate

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy in New York City

Actress Joan Crawford
Actress
Joan Crawford