On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 1930

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 1st Canadian football game played under lights, Hamilton-UBC
  • BoquerĂ³n battle ends Paraguay border dispute
  • Lowell Thomas made debuts on CBS Radio replacing Floyd Gibbons
  • NYC College offers 1st course in radio advertising

Famous Birthdays

  • Billy Strange [William], singer-songwriter (A Little Less Conversation), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2012)
  • Colin Dexter, English crime writer (Inspector Morse), born in Stamford, Lincolnshire (d. 2017)
  • Morag Timbury, director (Central Public Health Laboratory)
  • Peter Miller, CEO (Lloyd's of London)
  • Ramnath Kenny, cricketer (batted in 5 Tests for India in 1950's)
  • Richard Bonynge, Australian conductor (Aust Orch Sydney-1976), born in Sydney, New South Wales

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Singer and actor Bing Crosby (27) marries actress Dixie Lee (18)

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Famous Deaths

  • Ilya Yefimovich Repin, Russian painter (b. 1844)