What Happened in March 1929

Historical Events

  • Mar 2 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
  • Mar 2 US Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals
  • Mar 4 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 4 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover
  • Mar 6 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
  • Mar 8 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 13 Bradman scores 123 Aust v England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket century

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Mar 16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
  • Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovitch's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad
  • Mar 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett aboard Gregalach wins
  • Mar 23 1st telephone installed in the White House
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep NY Rangers in 2 games

Famous Birthdays

  • Mar 1 Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • Mar 2 Sir Donald Gosling, British former-Chairman of "National Car Parks" and multi-millionaire, born in England
  • Mar 3 Nicos Mamangakis, composer
  • Mar 4 Bernard Haitink, Amsterdam Neth, conductor (London Phil Orch 1969-78)
  • Mar 4 Josep Mestres-Quadreny, composer
  • Mar 5 Joan Shawlee, actress (Prehistoric Women), born in Forest Hills, New York
  • Mar 5 Erik Carlsson, Swedish rally driver
  • Mar 5 J. B. Lenoir, African American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter, active in the 1950s, born in Monticello, Mississippi (d. 1967)
  • Mar 6 David Sheppard, bishop (Liverpool)/cricketer (England batsman)
  • Mar 6 Hal Miller, British MP
  • Mar 6 Ho Dam, North Korean secretary of State (1970-83)
  • Mar 6 Tom Foley, American politician (Rep-D, 1965-1995) and speaker of the house (1989-95), born in Spokane, Washington (d. 2013)
  • Mar 7 Yvonne Chouteau, Native American dancer (one of the "five Moons" of Oklahoma), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 2016)
  • Mar 9 Hugh Desmond Hoyte, Guyanese politician and President of Guyana (1985-92), born in Georgetown, Guyana (d. 2002)
  • Mar 9 Marie Cardinal, French writer (La Clé Sur La Porte), born in French Algeria (d. 2001)
  • Mar 11 Erskine Childers, unofficial/civil servant
  • Mar 11 Jackie McGlew, cricketer (dour South African opening bat of the 50')
  • Mar 11 Timothy Carey, American actor (Paths of Glory, The Killing), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1994)
  • Mar 12 Francisco Pulgar Vidal, Peruvian musicologist and composer, born in Huánuco, Peru (d. 2012)
  • Mar 12 Bernard Costello, American double sculls (Olympic silver 1956)
  • Mar 12 Lupe Anguiano, Mexican-American civil rights activist
  • Mar 12 U Win Tin, jailed Burmese journalist
  • Mar 13 Jim Slater, British financier and writer, born in Heswall, Cheshire (d. 2015)
  • Mar 13 Peter Breck, American actor (Black Saddle, Big Valley, Benji), born in Rochester, New York (d. 2012)
  • Mar 13 Walter Medio, race horse trainer
  • Mar 13 Will Eisma, Dutch composer and violinist, born in Sungailiat, Indonesia
  • Mar 13 Bill Cunningham, American fashion photographer (New York Times), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Mar 14 Thomas Bell Jr, race horse trainer
  • Mar 15 Tiezo Matsumura, composer
  • Mar 16 Edwin London, composer
  • Mar 16 Nadja Tiller, Austrian actress
  • Mar 18 Christa Wolf, German novelist (Divided Heaven)
  • Mar 18 Ctirad Kohoutek, composer
  • Mar 18 John Macurdy, American bass
  • Mar 19 Herman van San, composer
  • Mar 19 Robert Muczynski, composer
  • Mar 20 Germán Robles, Spanish actor
  • Mar 21 James Coco, actor (Man of La Mancha, Murder by Death), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Mar 21 Jules Verne Berman, space & science reporter (ABC-TV)
  • Mar 21 Maurice Catarcio, wrestler
  • Mar 23 Albert H Crews, astronaut
  • Mar 23 Gerrit den Braber, Dutch composer/producer
  • Mar 23 James Ackley Maxwell, actor and director (Traitors, Pyt Potter, Otley)
  • Mar 23 Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)

Person of interestRoger Bannister

Mar 23 Roger Bannister, English middle distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile in 1954 Olympics, born in Harrow, England (d. 20188)

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister
  • Mar 24 Cuan McCarthy, cricketer (36 Test wkts for South Africa, 1 career no-ball)
  • Mar 25 Harris W Fawell, (Rep-R-IL, 1985- )
  • Mar 25 Kenneth Haigh, Yorkshire England, actor (Search for the Nile)
  • Mar 25 Wim van Est, Dutch cyclist (d. 2003)
  • Mar 26 Maurice Simon, jazz musician
  • Mar 26 Edwin Turney, American businessman
  • Mar 27 Anne Ramsey, American actress (Throw Mama from the Train), born in Omaha, Nebraska (d. 1988)
  • Mar 28 Aubrey J Watson Sr, bishop
  • Mar 28 Paul England, Australian racing driver
  • Mar 29 Ronald Clive Williams, actor/comedian
  • Mar 29 Sheila Kitzinger, author, anthropologist & child birth educator, born in Taunton, Somerset
  • Mar 29 Yayoi Kusama, Japanese artist and writer, born in Matsumoto, Japan
  • Mar 29 Utpal Dutt, Indian actor (d. 1993)
  • Mar 30 Richard Dysart, Brighton Mass, actor (Leland MacKenzie-LA Law)
  • Mar 30 Shirley Stoler, actress (Frankenhooker, 7 Beauties), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Mar 31 Lee Patterson, actor (Dave-Surfside Six, Another World), born in Vancouver, British Columbia

Person of interestLiz Claiborne

Mar 31 Liz Claiborne, American fashion designer, entrepreneur and founder of Liz Claiborne Inc, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 2007)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Mar 31 Bertram Fields, American lawyer

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 29 Actress and dancer Ginger Rogers (17) weds her dancing partner Jack Pepper (26)

Actress and Dancer Ginger Rogers
Actress and Dancer
Ginger Rogers

Famous Deaths

  • Mar 1 Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • Mar 5 David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-born American automobile pioneer (b. 1854)
  • Mar 12 Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman (b. 1851)
  • Mar 15 Pine-Top Smith, jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
  • Mar 20 Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France (WWI), dies at 77
  • Mar 22 Anton Beer-Walbrun, composer, dies at 64
  • Mar 26 Katharine Lee Bates, American poet (b. 1859)
  • Mar 27 Samuil Shatunovsky, Ukrainian mathematician, dies at 70
  • Mar 28 Lomer Gouin, Quebec politician (b. 1861)