On This Day

What Happened on May 2, 1929

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Billie Holiday (14) and her mother are arrested for prostitution following a raid of a brothel in Harlem

Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Famous Birthdays

  • Edward Levy, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Graham Gedye, New Zealand cricketer (opening batsman in four Tests for NZ 1964), born in Otahuhu, Auckland (d. 2014)
  • Link Wray, American rock guitarist, born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
1929 Highlights

About May 2, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 5 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus