On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
  • Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curacao kidnap governor Fruytier

Famous Birthdays

  • Earl Ferrers, 13th Earl Ferrers, British minister of state (Department of Environment) (d. 2012)
  • V. M. Muddiah, Indian cricket spin bowler (2 Tests), born in Bangalore, Mysore (d. 2009)

Famous Deaths

  • Bliss Carman, Canadian poet, dies at 68