On This Day

What Happened on October 3, 1929

Historical Events

  • British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Julius Curtius succeeds Gustav Stresemann as German foreign minister
  • Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Hebenton, Canadian NHL right wing (record 630 consecutive games; NY Rangers, Boston Bruins), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2019)
  • Bert Stern, American photographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)

Famous Deaths

  • Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (1923) who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1926, dies of a stroke at 51
  • Jeanne Eagels, American actress and former Ziegfeld Girl (Rain, Under False Colors), dies of a drug overdose at 39
1929 Highlights

About October 3, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 1 month and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Libra