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, born 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 BülowBernhard von Bülow (1849-1929)

Chancellor of the German Empire (1900-09), dies at 80

  • Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
1929 Highlights

About October 28, 1929

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 3 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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