April 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Apr 1 Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
  • Apr 1 Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven Netherlands opens
  • Apr 1 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
  • Apr 1 Luis Buñuel releases "Un Chien Andalou" 24-minute film
  • Apr 1 Morehouse College, Spellman College & Atlanta University affiliate
  • Apr 3 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
  • Apr 3 RMS Queen Mary is ordered from John Brown & Company Shipbuilding and Engineering by Cunard Line.
  • Apr 4 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
  • Apr 5 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 8 Indian Independence Movement: At the Delhi Central Assembly, Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt throw handouts and bombs to court arrest

Indian Independence Fighter Bhagat Singh
Indian Independence Fighter
Bhagat Singh
  • Apr 11 KLO-AM in Ogden UT begins radio transmissions
  • Apr 11 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
  • Apr 16 Cleve Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a HR on 1st at bat
  • Apr 18 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
  • Apr 24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • Apr 24 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
  • Apr 26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • Apr 30 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes Chancellor of Austria

Birthdays in History

  • Apr 1 Milan Kundera, Czech poet and writer (Joke, Unbearable Lightness of Being), born in Brno, Czechoslovakia
  • Apr 1 Payut Ngaokrachang, Thai animator
  • Apr 2 Catherine Gaskin, Irish-Australian romantic novelist (Fiona, Coporation Wife), born in Dundalk Bay, County Louth, Ireland (d. 2009)
  • Apr 2 Frans Andriessen, Dutch politician (KVP/CDA), born in Utrecht, Netherlands
  • Apr 3 Dennis Farr, Museum director (Courtauld Institute Galleries) and art historian, born in Luton, Bedfordshire (d. 2006)
  • Apr 4 William F. Clinger Jr., American politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Warren, Pennsylvania
  • Apr 5 Hugo Claus, Belgian writer (Cool Lover, Sugar), born in Bruges, Belgium (d. 2008)
  • Apr 6 Li Yuan-chia, Chinese artist (Ton Fan group), born in Guangxi, China (d. 1994)
  • Apr 6 Willis Hall, British writer

Person of interestJoe Gallo

Apr 7 "Crazy" Joe Gallo, American mobster, born in Brooklyn, New York

Gangster Joe Gallo
Gangster
Joe Gallo
  • Apr 7 Bob Denard, French mercenary (d. 2007)
  • Apr 8 Renzo de Felice, historian
  • Apr 11 Lawrence Coughlin, American lawyer and politician, U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania, born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (d. 2001)
  • Apr 14 William Edgar Thornton, Faison NC, MD/astronaut (STS-8, 51-B, sk:49)
  • Apr 15 Adrian Cadbury, confectionery manufacturer (Cadbury) and author of report on Corporate Governance, (d. 2015)
  • Apr 15 Jocelyn Barrow, deputy chair person (British Broadcast Standards)
  • Apr 17 Eileen Stamers-Smith, headmistress (Malvern Girls' College)
  • Apr 17 Lady (James) Mellon, CEO (Volunteer Development Scotland)
  • Apr 18 Peter Hordern, British CEO (Fina)
  • Apr 20 Bob Braun, American TV and radio personality (Dotty Mack Show), born in Ludlow, Kentucky (d. 2001)
  • Apr 22 Geoffrey Marshall, Provost (Queen's College, Oxford)
  • Apr 22 Margaret Pereira, English forensic scientist (Nicholls and Pereira method), born in Bexley (d. 2017)
  • Apr 22 Michael Atiyah, educator (Trinity College - Cambridge England)
  • Apr 22 Robert Wade-Gery, diplomat/exec director (Barclays de Zoete Wedd)
  • Apr 22 Victoria Opoku-Ware, Ghanaian queen
  • Apr 23 George Steiner, French-American literary critic and educator, born in Paris
  • Apr 25 José Ángel Valente, Spanish poet (A modo the esperanza), born in Orense, Spain (d. 2000)
  • Apr 26 Richard Mitchell, American author and professor (d. 2002)
  • Apr 29 Walter Kempowski, German writer (German Chronicle), born in Rostock (d. 2007)
  • Apr 29 [John] Jeremy Thorpe, British MP (Liberal)

Deaths in History


Person of interestKarl Benz

Apr 4 Karl Benz, German inventor, engine designer and automobile manufacturer (Mercedes-Benz), dies of bronchial inflammation at 84

Automobile Engineer and Inventor Karl Benz
Automobile Engineer and Inventor
Karl Benz
  • Apr 10 Edmond Thieffry, Belgian WW I pilot, dies at 36
  • Apr 16 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, art collector, dies at 57
  • Apr 22 Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • Apr 23 Rudolf W Nilsen, Norwegian poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28