On This Day

What Happened on May 6, 1929

Historical Events

  • AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
  • New York to San Francisco footrace begins

Famous Birthdays

  • Hans Beck, German inventor of Playmobil toys, born in Greiz, Germany (d. 2009)
  • John P. Allen, American engineer, inventor and CEO (Biosphere 2), born in Carnegie, Oklahoma
  • John Taylor, British bishop (St Albans) and Lord High Almoner to Queen
  • Leon Hughes, American singer (The Coasters - "Young Blood"), born in Dallas, Texas
  • Rosemary Camp, British archaeologist (Council for British Archaeology)
1929 Highlights

About May 6, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 5 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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