On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1929

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1st telephone installed at the President’s desk under the Hoover administration at the White House

31st US President Herbert Hoover
31st US President
Herbert Hoover

Famous Birthdays

  • Albert H Crews, American chemical and aeronautical engineer and USAF astronaut (X-20 Dyna-Soar program), born in El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Gerrit den Braber, Dutch songwriter and lyricist (Ring-dinge-ding, I See a Star), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1997)
  • James Maxwell, American actor and director (The Portrait of a Lady, The Shadow of the Tower, The Evil of Frankenstein), born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1995)
  • Michael Manser, English architect, born in Bristol (d. 2016)

Person of interestRoger Bannister

Roger Bannister, English middle-distance athlete who was the 1st to run a 4 minute mile at Iffley Road Track, Oxford (1954), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)

Middle-Distance Runner Roger Bannister
Middle-Distance Runner
Roger Bannister

1929 Highlights

About March 23, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 8 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries