On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Cor Klint swims world record 200 m backstroke (2:38.8)
  • USSR drops diplomatic relations with Finland

Famous Birthdays

  • Gennadiy Volnov, USSR, basketball player (Olympic gold 1972)
  • Meco [Domenico Monardo], American musician and record producer (Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk), born in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania
  • Peter Bergman, American comedian, (d. 2012)

Famous Deaths

  • Philipp Scheidemann, German politician (SPD) and Mayor of Kassel, dies at 74