What Happened on December 29, 1930

Historical Events

  • Fred P. Newton completes longest swim ever (1826 miles), when he swam in the Mississippi River from Ford Dam, Minnesota, to New Orleans

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Reeves, American rockabilly singer-songwriter and radio deejay (Heartbreak Hotel), born in Shamrock, Texas (d. 1998)
  • Willy Giefer, German composer, born in Koblenz, Germany
1930 Highlights

About December 29, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 91 years, 8 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Capricorn