On This Day

What Happened on October 12, 1929

Historical Events

  • Chicago Cubs blow 8-0 Game 4s lead; Philadelphia A's score World Series record 10 runs in 1 inning in 10-8 win

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Cobby, British actor (Evita, The Nudist Story) and the first male voice of the British speaking clock, born in Brighton, East Sussex, England (d. 2012)
  • Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic television presenter, born in Reykjavik, Iceland (d. 2007)
  • Robert Coles, American author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Famous Weddings

George Marshall

US military leader George Marshall (48) weds Katherine Tupper

Famous Deaths

  • Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
1929 Highlights

About October 12, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years, 3 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

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