On This Day

What Happened on June 3, 1929

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.

French Open Women's Tennis

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

  • 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

Joan Crawford

American actor and naval officer of World War II Douglas Fairbanks Jr (19) weds American actress Joan Crawford (24) at St. Malachy in New York City; divorce 1933

1929 Highlights

About June 3, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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