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 49th U.S. Men's National Championship: Bill Tilden 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 cyclist (d. 2007)

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

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

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Sep 4 Thomas F Eagleton, (Sen-D-MO, 1968-86/VP candidate-D-1972)
  • 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-houe' Hsu, composer
  • Sep 6 Dow Finsterwald, American golfer (PGA Championship 1958), born in Athens, Ohio
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, situationist
  • 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, composer

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, Chicago Hgts Ill, journalist (Pulitzer 1973)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Schmidt, American musical theatre composer and illustrator (The Fantasticks), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2018)
  • Sep 12 Harvey Lester Schmidt, American composer, born in Dallas, Texas
  • Sep 13 Nicolai Ghiaurov, Bulgarian opera singer (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, (Rep-R-Missouri)
  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer (d. 2005)
  • Sep 14 Maurice Vachon, French Canadian professional wrestler
  • 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 Fisher, teacher/trade unionist
  • Sep 18 Louis Myers, blues guitarist /harmonica player
  • Sep 19 10th duke of Richmond, English large landowner/art collector
  • Sep 19 Margaret S Roukema, (Rep-R-New Jersey, 1981- )
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, English manufacturer, multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman)
  • 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 philosopher (d. 2003)
  • Sep 21 Sándor Kocsis, Hungarian footballer (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 (Aberdeen University)
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
  • Sep 25 John Rutherford, cricketer (one Test for Australia 1956)
  • Sep 25 Ronnie Barker, British comedian (the Two Ronnies)
  • Sep 25 Barbara Walters, newscaster (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 26 Meredith C Gourdine, long jumper (Olympic silver 1952), born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 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, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • 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