On This Day

What Happened on May 8, 1929

Historical Events

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

NY Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates, 11-0

Baseball Pitcher Carl Hubbell
Baseball Pitcher
Carl Hubbell

AgreementContract of Interest

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

Architect of Detroit Albert Kahn
Architect of Detroit
Albert Kahn

Famous Birthdays

  • Claude Castonguay, Quebec politician
  • Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese-American actress (Katsumi-Sayonara, Mrs Livingston-Courtship of Eddie's Father), born in Otaru, Japan (d. 2007)
  • V N M Korte-van Hemel, Dutch Secretary of Justice (CDA)
1929 Highlights

About May 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 6 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Taurus