What Happened in September 1929

Historical Events

  • Sep 2 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 2 WOR (NYC) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
  • Sep 3 Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.
  • Sep 5 French premier Aristide Briand requests a United States of Europe
  • Sep 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
  • Sep 14 US Men's National Tennis Championship, Forest Hills NY: Bill Tilden wins 7th US title; beats Francis Hunter 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4
  • Sep 16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18 Pirates loss to Braves & clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
  • Sep 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 24 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • Sep 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

Famous Birthdays

  • Sep 2 Hal Ashby, American film director (d. 1988)
  • Sep 3 Carlo Clerici, Swiss professional road racing cyclist, born in Vaiano, Italy (d. 2007)

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

Sep 3 Whitey Bulger [James Joseph Bulger Jr.], American gangster, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Sep 4 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Sep 5 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, USSR, cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)

Person of interestBob Newhart

Sep 5 Bob Newhart, comedian (Bob Newhart Show, Newhart), born in Oak Park, Illinois

Comedian and Actor Bob Newhart
Comedian and Actor
Bob Newhart
  • Sep 6 Tsang-Houei Hsu, Taiwanese composer, born in Changhau, Taiwan
  • Sep 6 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, French artist, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Sep 7 T. P. McKenna [Thomas Patrick McKenna], Irish actor (Rivals, Holocaust), born in Mullagh, Ireland (d. 2011)
  • Sep 8 Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
  • Sep 8 Roger Byrne, English footballer (d. 1958
  • Sep 9 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • Sep 9 Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
  • Sep 10 Akio Yashiro, Japanese composer, born in Tokyo (d. 1976)

Person of interestArnold Palmer

Sep 10 Arnold Palmer, American golfer (7 major titles including US Masters 1958, 60, 62, 64), born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania (d. 2016)

  • Sep 10 Pentti Siimes, [Pentti Kalevi Siimes], Helsinki Finland
  • Sep 11 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2011)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer, born in Velingrad, Bulgaria (d. 2004)

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

Sep 14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • Sep 14 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in Cape Fair, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Sep 14 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada (d. 2013)
  • Sep 15 Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (the theory of elementary particles), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Eva Burrows, the 13th General of The Salvation Army
  • Sep 16 Dale E Kildee, (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977- )
  • Sep 17 John Stewart-Clark, MEP (C)
  • Sep 17 Lord Craig of Radley, marshal (RAF)
  • Sep 17 Stirling Moss, race car driver, born in London, England
  • Sep 17 Patricia "Pat" Crowley, American actress (Money from Home, There's Always Tomorrow), born in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
  • Sep 18 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, American blues guitarist and harmonica player, born in Byhalia, Mississippi (d. 1994)
  • Sep 19 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, English manufacturer and multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman), born in Norfolk, England
  • Sep 20 Anne Meara, American comedian and actress (Stiller & Meara, Archie's Place, The Other Woman), mother of Ben Stiller, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2015)
  • Sep 21 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, born in Westcliff, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (Budapest Honvéd), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1979)
  • Sep 22 Serge Garant, composer
  • Sep 22 William E Dannemeyer, (Rep-R-CA, 1979- )
  • Sep 23 Wally Whyton, musician/broadcaster
  • Sep 24 George McNicol, Principal and vice-chancellor (Aberdeen University), born in Glasgow (d. 2014)
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, born in Gerald, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Sep 25 John Rutherford, Australian cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956), born in Bruce Rock, Western Australia
  • Sep 25 Ronnie Barker, English comedian (The Two Ronnies, Porridge), born in Bedford, England (d. 2005)

Person of interestBarbara Walters

Sep 25 Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 26 Meredith Gourdine, American long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1998)
  • Sep 28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • Sep 28 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • Sep 28 Lata Mangeshkar, Indian playback singer, born in Indore, British India
  • Sep 29 Murray McLaggan, British Lord-Lieutenant (Mid Glamorgan)
  • Sep 30 Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino Senator, lawmaker and womens rights activist who led the drafting of the international women’s bill of rights, born in Lingayen, Philippine Islands (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 12 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, dies at 64
  • Sep 18 Hermann Gradener, German composer, dies at 85
  • Sep 23 Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • Sep 25 Miller Huggins, American Baseball Hall of Fame 2nd baseman, manager (NY Yankees WS 1923, 27-28), dies of pyaemia at 51
  • Sep 29 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron/general/premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Charles Bonin, French explorer and diplomat (China), dies at 64