On This Day

Historical Events in November 1929

  • Nov 1 Lundy Island, part of British Isles, issue its own stamps
  • Nov 4 John L. Balderston's play "Berkeley Square" starring Leslie Howard premieres in NYC

DiscoveryHistoric Expedition

Nov 4 Richard E. Byrd, Laurence McKinley Gould and their polar expedition team begin a 2½ month, 1500-mile dog-sledge journey into the Queen Maud Mountains. The first exploration of the interior of Antarctica.

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd
  • Nov 6 Providence Steam Roller become first NFL team to host a game at night under floodlights; lose 16-0 against the Chicago Cardinals at the Cycledrome, Providence, RI
  • Nov 7 Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building in New York
  • Nov 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38" premieres in Paris
  • Nov 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 17 Nikolai Bukharin is expelled from the Soviet Politburo amidst a power struggle with Joseph Stalin

Soviet General Secretary Joseph Stalin
Soviet General Secretary
Joseph Stalin
  • Nov 18 Large earthquake in Atlantic breaks transatlantic cable in 28 places
  • Nov 20 First broadcast of "Goldbergs" on US radio

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 20 Salvador Dali's first one-man show

Painter Salvador Dali
Painter
Salvador Dali
  • Nov 28 Richard E. Byrd makes his 1st South Pole flight
  • Nov 28 Chicago fullback Ernie Nevers sets NFL record for most points scored in a single game with all 40 in the Cardinals' 40–6 rout of Chicago Bears; Nevers has NFL record 6 touchdowns and 4 extra points
  • Nov 29 Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole" (He was wrong)
  • Nov 30 CFL Grey Cup, AAA Grounds, Hamilton: Hamilton Tigers take their 4th title; beat Regina Roughriders, 14-3