On This Day

Historical Events in January 1929

  • Jan 1 15th Rose Bowl: Georgia Tech beats California, 8-7 (Roy Riegels runs 60 yds the wrong way with fumble recovery)
  • Jan 2 US & Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • Jan 3 27 year old William S Paley becomes CBS president

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Jan 3 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman follows up a 1st innings of 79 to score 112 in 3rd Test v England in Melbourne; his 1st of 29 Test centuries

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • Jan 5 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • Jan 6 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia

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Jan 6 Mother Teresa arrives in Calcutta to begin a her work amongst India's poorest

Catholic Missionary Mother Teresa
Catholic Missionary
Mother Teresa
  • Jan 7 "Buck Rogers" sci-fi comic strip's 1st appearance in a newspaper
  • Jan 7 "Tarzan", one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears

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Jan 7 Croatian nationalist movement, Ustaša founded by Ante Pavelić in exile in Italy

Croatian Fascist Leader Ante Pavelić
Croatian Fascist Leader
Ante Pavelić
  • Jan 7 French inventor Robert Bureau launches the 1st radiosonde - a battery-powered telemetry instrument carried into the atmosphere to measure various parameters and transmit them by radio to a ground receiver
  • Jan 8 1st telephone connection between Netherlands & West-Indies
  • Jan 8 CBS radio network buys WABC in NYC
  • Jan 8 "Man with a Movie Camera", Soviet experimental documentary film directed by Dziga Vertov, is released
  • Jan 9 Buddy DeSylva & Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru" premieres in NYC
  • Jan 9 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions

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Jan 10 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene" premieres in NYC

Playwright and Novelist Elmer Rice
Playwright and Novelist
Elmer Rice
  • Jan 12 Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • Jan 13 Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • Jan 14 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • Jan 17 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • Jan 18 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
  • Jan 19 Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • Jan 19 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • Jan 20 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • Jan 21 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End" premieres in London
  • Jan 25 Future Australian cricket captain Don Bradman scores an unbeaten 340 for NSW v Victoria (488 mins, 38 fours); then highest individual score in a Sheffield Shield match
  • Jan 26 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
  • Jan 28 Australian Championships Women's Tennis, Adelaide: Daphne Akhurst retains title; beats Louise Bickerton 6-1, 5-7, 6-2
  • Jan 28 Australian Championships Men's Tennis: Englishman Colin Gregory wins his only Grad Slam title, beating Richard Schlesinger of Australia 6-2, 6-2, 5-7, 7-5
  • Jan 29 Seeing Eye Guide Dog organization forms in USA
  • Jan 31 Erich Maria Remarque publishes "Im Westen nichts Neues" in Berlin

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Jan 31 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey

Russian Revolutionary Leon Trotsky
Russian Revolutionary
Leon Trotsky