On This Day

What Happened on November 4, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • John Baldridge's "Berkeley Square" premieres in NYC

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd

Famous Birthdays

  • Jimmy Piersall, baseball player (Red Sox, Senators, Indians)
  • Shaike Ophir, Israeli actor, comedian and Israel's 1st mime (The Policeman, The Delta Force), born in Jerusalem, Mandate Palestine (d. 1987)