Historical Events in February 1929

  • Feb 1 "The Broadway Melody" directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Bessie Love is released. 1st film with sound to win an Oscar (Outstanding Picture 1930)
  • Feb 1 1st clean & jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402½ lbs
  • Feb 1 Pi Alphha Phi, the first Asian-American interest fraternity in the United States, is founded at UC Berkeley
  • Feb 3 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • Feb 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 in Test Cricket debut v England at Adelaide
  • Feb 5 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in San Francisco
  • Feb 6 Rudy Vallee records single "Deep Night"
  • Feb 8 KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 9 USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland & Romania sign Litvinov's Pact, providing for renunciation of war among its signatories
  • Feb 10 Bishop Stephen Alencastre dedicates the beautiful Romanesque church of Saint Patrick in Honolulu

Historic Event

Feb 11 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in NYC

  • Feb 11 Vatican City, the world's smallest country, is made an enclave of Rome
  • Feb 12 Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • Feb 13 Cruiser Act, USA, approves the construction of 19 new cruisers & an aircraft carrier
  • Feb 13 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop" premieres in Moscow

Historic Event

Feb 14 St Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed, allegedly on Al Capone's orders

Murder of Interest

Feb 16 In mysterious murder suicide Ned Doheny Jr., son of oil magnate Edward L. Doheny, dies along with secretary Hugh Plunkett at Greystone Mansion, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles

  • Feb 16 KID-AM in Idaho Falls ID begins radio transmissions
  • Feb 19 Medical diathermy machine 1st used in Schenectady, NY
  • Feb 20 American Samoa organizes as territory of US
  • Feb 20 Boston Red Sox announce they will play Sunday MLB games at Braves Field; Fenway Park located too close to a church

Historic Event

Feb 26 US President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park

  • Feb 27 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
  • Feb 28 Chic Black Hawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home