On This Day

What Happened on May 21, 1929

Historical Events

  • Automatic electric stock quotation board installed in NYC
  • Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son" premieres in Paris

Famous Birthdays

  • Charles Wadsworth, American pianist (Lincoln Center), born in Barnesville, Georgia
  • Larance Marable, American jazz drummer (Charlie Haden's Quartet West; Stan Getz; Groove Holmes), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2012)
  • Paul Winslow, South African cricketer (big-hitter for South Africa, 108 v England 1955)
  • Robert Welch, English designer, silversmith (Robert Welch flatware), born in Hereford, England (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestArchibald Primrose

Archibald Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1894-95), dies at 82

British Prime Minister Archibald Primrose
British Prime Minister
Archibald Primrose
  • V P F A Royle, cricketer (one Test England v Australia 1879), dies
1929 Highlights

About May 21, 1929

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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