On This Day

What Happened on November 29, 1939

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Gennadi Volnov, Russian basketball player (Olympic gold 1972), born in Moscow, Soviet Union (d. 1998)
  • 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
1939 Highlights

About November 29, 1939

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Sagittarius