What Happened on May 2, 1929

Historical Events

Music History

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

Famous Birthdays

  • (Fred Lincoln) "Link" Wray, Native American rock guitarist ("Rumble"), born in Dunn, North Carolina (d. 2005)
  • 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)
  • Luc Ferrari, French composer, born in Paris (d. 2005)
Born in 1929
1929 Highlights

About May 2, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 10 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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