August 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Aug 4 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
  • Aug 4 Jones Beach in NY opens
  • Aug 6 Young Plan, which sought to settle German reparations debts after World War I, is agreed
  • Aug 7 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
  • Aug 8 Salem Oregon airport dedicated
  • Aug 10 Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd & last NL win
  • Aug 11 Persia & Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Aug 11 Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Aug 14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
  • Aug 20 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
  • Aug 21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
  • Aug 23 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
  • Aug 24 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
  • Aug 24 Turkey & Persia sign friendship treaty

Event of Interest

Aug 25 Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for Los Angeles after trans-Pacific voyage

Event of Interest

Aug 29 Aviator Anne Morrow Lindbergh makes her first solo flight

  • Aug 29 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight

Event of Interest

Aug 31 Committee chaired by Owen D. Young finalizes the "Young Plan" to reduce German reparations from World War I to 112 billion Gold Marks ($US8 billion) paid over 59 years


Birthdays in History

  • Aug 1 Ann Calvello, American roller derby queen, born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 2006)
  • Aug 2 John Gale, British theatrical producer (Chichester Festival), born in Chigwell, Essex, England
  • Aug 2 John Hannam, British Conservative politician (MP for Exeter 1970-97)
  • Aug 2 Lord David Waddington, British politician (Home Secretary 1989-90), born in Burnley (d. 2017)
  • Aug 3 Bethel Leslie, American entertainer (Capt Newman MD, Rabbit Trap), born in NYC, New York (d. 1999)
  • Aug 6 Roch La Salle, Canadian politician (d. 2007)
  • Aug 7 James Pilditch, British designer, born in Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom (d. 1995)
  • Aug 7 Jo Baer [Josephine Kleinberg], American painter and minimalist artist, born in Seattle, Washington
  • Aug 7 Richard T. Schulze, American politician (Rep-R-PA, 1975-93), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 7 Ruth Carter-Stapleton, American evangelist, born in Plains, Georgia (d. 1983)
  • Aug 8 Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • Aug 8 Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Aug 8 Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
  • Aug 8 William Nolde, US Army officer, last US soldier killed during Vietnam War, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • Aug 13 Michael Beavis, British deputy Commanding-in-Chief (Allied Forces Central Europe) (d. 2020)
  • Aug 14 Hewlett Thompson, Bishop of Exeter
  • Aug 14 Louise Slaughter, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York), born in Lynch, Kentucky (d. 2018)
  • Aug 14 Oliver Neville, principal (Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts)
  • Aug 14 Thomas Meehan, American writer (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray), born in Ossining, New York (d. 2017)
  • Aug 16 Wyatt Tee Walker, African-American pastor, civil rights leader, chief of staff for Martin Luther King, Jr. and cultural historian, born in Brockton, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Francis Gary PowersFrancis Gary Powers (1929-1977)

Aug 17 American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, born in Jenkins, Kentucky

  • Aug 21 Ahmed "Kathy" Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, born in Schweizer-Reneke (d. 2017)
  • Aug 21 X. J. Kennedy, American poet and author (Nude Descending a Staircase), born in New Jersey, Iowa
  • Aug 22 Baroness Ewart-Biggs, British (Labour) spokesperson on Home Affairs, born in British India
  • Aug 22 Harry McPherson, presidential counsel (Lyndon Johnson) and lobbyist, born in Tyler, Texas (d. 2012)

Yasser ArafatYasser Arafat (1929-2004)

Aug 24 Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority (1994-2004) and 1994 Nobel peace prize winner, born in Cairo, Egypt

  • Aug 27 Ira Levin, American author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day), born in NYC, New York (d. 2007)
  • Aug 29 Thom Gunn, British poet (The Wound), born in Kent, England (d. 2004)
  • Aug 31 Julio Ramon Ribeyro, Peruvian writer, born in Lima, Peru (d. 1994)

Weddings in History

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera

Aug 21 Painter Diego Rivera (42) weds fellow artist Frida Kahlo (22)

Deaths in History

  • Aug 3 Emil Berliner, German-born telephone and recording pioneer (flat phonograph record, founded Deutsche Grammophon), dies at 78
  • Aug 3 Thorstein Veblen, American economist (Theory of the Leisure Class-1899), dies at 72
  • Aug 5 Millicent Fawcett, English suffragist, dies at 82
  • Aug 9 Heinrich Zille, German cartoonist (Simplicissimus), dies at 71
  • Aug 10 Aletta Jacobs, 1st Dutch female doctor and women's suffrage activist, dies at 75
  • Aug 10 Pierre Fatou, French mathematician (b. 1878)
  • Aug 17 Horace Alderman, American smuggler who murdered two coast guards and a secret service agent, hanged at 38
  • Aug 22 Otto Liman von Sanders, German general in Turkey during WWI, dies at 74
  • Aug 23 Charles Van de Woestijne, Flemish writer/poet (God on Sea), dies
  • Aug 24 Karel van de Woestijne, Flemish writer and poet (God at Sea), dies at 51
  • Aug 26 Ernest Mason Satow, British diplomat and scholar, dies at 86
  • Aug 27 Herman Poto─Źnik, Slovenian rocket scientist, dies at 36