On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1929

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

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)

Roger Bannister

Roger Bannister, English athlete (first sub-4-minute mile, 3:59.4 at Iffley Road Track, Oxford 1954), born in Harrow, England (d. 2018)

1929 Highlights

About March 23, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 8 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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