What Happened on May 16, 1929

Silence is Golden At The First Oscars

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Rich, American 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 (d. 2019)
  • Osmo Lindeman, Finnish jazz pianist, film score composer, pedagogue, and electronic music pioneer, born in Helsinki, Finland (d. 1987)

Famous Deaths

  • Lilli Lehmann, German opera soprano (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 80
1929 Highlights

About May 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 8 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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