On This Day

What Happened on October 28, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • 1st child born in aircraft, Airline Falconer, in the skies above Miami, Florida
  • Dame Joan Plowright, British actress (Enchanted April, Brimstone & Treacle), born in Brigg, Lincolnshire
  • John Hollander, American poet
  • Marcel Bozzuffi, French actor (The French Connection), born in Rennes, Ille-et-Vilaine, France (d. 1988)
  • Narotam Puna, cricketer (Bombay NZ off-spinner v England 1966)

Famous Deaths

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