On This Day

What Happened on December 29, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday

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