On This Day

What Happened on November 17, 1929

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nikolai Bukharin is expelled from the Soviet Politburo amidst a power struggle with Joseph Stalin

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

Famous Birthdays

  • Edgar White, American yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952)
  • Norm Zauchin, baseball player (d. 1999)
  • Pieter A H Bos, Dutch lawyer/attorney general on Aruba
  • Sumner White, US yachtsman (Olympic gold 1952), born in NYC, New York (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Dick Lilley, English cricket wicket-keepe (92 dismissals in 35 Tests 1896-1909), dies at 62
  • Herman Hollerith, German/US statistician (punch card), dies at 69
1929 Highlights

About November 17, 1929

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 11 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio