What Happened on May 8, 1929

Historical Events

  • Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway

Baseball History

NY Giants pitcher Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC

Volgograd Tractor Plant

Soviet government contract Albert Kahn Associates architectural firm to design the USSR's 1st tractor plant

1929 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician (task force on Quebec health care), born in Quebec City (d. 2020)

John C. Bogle (1929-2019)

American investor and business magnate (founder and chief executive of The Vanguard Group), born in Montclair, New Jersey

  • Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • Virginie Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Catholic People's Party (KVP) politician (Council of State, 1992-99; Secretary of Justice, 1982-89), born in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands (d. 2014)
Born in 1929

About May 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 4 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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