On This Day

What Happened on May 16, 1929

Historical Events


Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

1st Academy Awards: "Wings", Emil Jannings & Janet Gaynor win


Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Rich, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • John Conyers, American politician (Rep-D-MI, 1965-2017), born in Highland Park, Michigan
  • Osmo Lindeman, Finnish composer (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies
1929 Highlights

About May 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 2 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus