What Happened on May 1, 1929

Historical Events

  • Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
  • Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin

Famous Birthdays

  • Sonny James [James Loden], country music singer-songwriter (Young Love), born in Hackelburg, Alabama (d. 2016)
  • Sonny Ramadhin, West Indian cricket spin bowler (43 Tests, 158 wickets, BB 7/49), born in St. Charles Village, Trinidad (d. 2022)

Famous Weddings

  • American poet e.e (Edward Estlin) Cummings marries 2nd wife Anne Minnerly Barton
1929 Highlights

About May 1, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 9 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

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