What Happened on May 16, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Adrienne Cecile Rich, feminist writer (Diamond Cutters), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 2012)
  • Claude Morin, French Canadian politician
  • John Conyers Jr, (Rep-D-MI, 1965- )
  • Osmo Uolevi Lindeman, composer

Famous Deaths

  • Lilli Lehmann, soprano, dies