On This Day

Historical Events in March 1929

  • Mar 2 US Congress creates Court of Customs & Patent Appeals

Sports History

Mar 2 George Hainsworth becomes first NHL goaltender to record 20 shutouts in one season when the Montreal Canadiens beat the visiting Boston Bruins, 3-0; ends season with 22

  • Mar 4 Charles Curtis American politician (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American VP

President Inaugurated

Mar 4 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st US President

  • Mar 6 Turkey & Bulgaria sign friendship treaty

Historic Event

Mar 7 First nonstop flight made from America to Asia across the Bering Strait (Nome to North Cape) by Noel Wien and Calvin Cripe for Wien Air Alaska

  • Mar 8 US worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
  • Mar 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius" premieres in Paris

Sports History

Mar 13 20 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman scores 123 in 5th Test vs England at MCG; his second Test century

  • Mar 16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 17 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
  • Mar 17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid

Music History

Mar 18 Dmitri Shostakovich's "The new Babylon" premieres in Leningrad

  • Mar 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
  • Mar 22 US Coast Guard vessel sinks Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
  • Mar 22 88th Grand National: Robert W. H. Everett wins aboard 100/1 outsider Gregalach
  • Mar 23 1st telephone installed at the President’s desk under the Hoover administration at the White House
  • Mar 27 US Ladies' Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
  • Mar 27 US Men's Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
  • Mar 28 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
  • Mar 29 Stanley Cup Final, Madison Square Garden: Boston Bruins beat New York Rangers, 2-1 for a 2-0 series sweep; Boston's first Championship
  • Mar 29 US President Herbert Hoover has 1st telephone installed on the desk at the Oval Office's in the White House