On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1929

Historical Events

  • Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64

Famous Birthdays

  • Airline Falconer, 1st child born in aircraft, in the skies above Miami, Florida
  • Dame Joan Plowright, British actress (Enchanted April, Brimstone & Treacle), born in Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • John Hollander, American poet and literary critic, born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2013)
  • Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1988)

Famous Deaths

  • Bernhard von B├╝low, Chancellor of Germany, dies at 80
  • Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
1929 Highlights

About October 28, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 90 years, 9 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Scorpio