October 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 3 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with USSR
  • Oct 3 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
  • Oct 3 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats & Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 7 Ramsay MacDonald is first British Prime Minister to address US Congress

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • Oct 8 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan and drives out Habibullah Ghazi
  • Oct 11 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 11 JC Penney opens store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 U.S. states.

Department Store Founder James Cash Penney
Department Store Founder
James Cash Penney
  • Oct 18 Women are considered "Persons" under Canadian law
  • Oct 20 Bayshore Highway opens (San Francisco)
  • Oct 22 French government of Briand falls
  • Oct 22 James H Scullin forms Australia government
  • Oct 24 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • Oct 24 Belgian princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto get engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 25 Former Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe in the Teapot scandal - 1st US Cabinet member to go to jail

United States Senator Albert B. Fall
United States Senator
Albert B. Fall
  • Oct 28 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
  • Oct 29 "Black Tuesday" Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the "Great Depression"
  • Oct 30 The Stuttgart Cable Car is constructed in Germany

Birthdays in History

  • Oct 2 John Zochonis, British industrialist (PZ Cussons) and philanthropist (d. 2013)
  • Oct 3 Bert Stern, American photographer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2013)
  • Oct 5 Autherine Lucy, 1st African-American to enroll in University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, born in Shiloh, Alabama
  • Oct 5 Richard F. Gordon Jr., American naval officer and astronaut (Gemini 11, Apol 12), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 2017)
  • Oct 7 Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
  • Oct 7 Harold Zirin, astronomer, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Oct 12 Robert Coles, American author (Anna Freud, Pulitzer 1973), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Oct 16 Bill Green, (Rep-R-NY, 1978- )
  • Oct 18 Violeta Barrios de Chamorro, president of Nicaragua (1990- )
  • Oct 21 George Stinney, African-American wrongfully executed at 14 for murder, born in Pinewood, South Carolina (d. 1944)
  • Oct 21 Ursula K. Le Guin, American sci-fi author (The Left Hand of Darkness, Tombs of Atuan), born in Berkeley, California (d. 2018)
  • Oct 22 Lev Yashin, Soviet-Russian football goalkeeper (Soviet Union 1954-1967)
  • Oct 24 Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)
  • Oct 24 Hubert Aquin, French-Canadian novelist and activist (d. 1977)
  • Oct 25 Peter Rohmkorf, German writer, born in Dortmund, Germany (d. 2008)
  • Oct 25 Roger John Tayler, British astrophysicist (author of The Origin of the Chemical Elements), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1997)
  • Oct 26 Georgette Amowitz, French choreographer and educator, born in Paris
  • Oct 27 Marino Iandioro, canned Tomato Pioneer
  • Oct 28 1st child born in aircraft, Airline Falconer, in the skies above Miami, Florida
  • Oct 28 John Hollander, American poet

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 12 US military leader George Marshall (48) weds Katherine Tupper

Military Leader George Marshall
Military Leader
George Marshall

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 21 Bank robber Willie Sutton (28) weds Louise Leudemann

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

Deaths in History

  • Oct 1 Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • Oct 3 Gustav Stresemann, German chancellor (Nobel 1926), dies at 51
  • Oct 4 John Metzelaar, Dutch/US writer (Report on the Fishes), dies at 37

Person of interestElijah McCoy

Oct 10 Elijah McCoy, Canadian-American inventor (57 patents), dies at 86

Inventor Elijah McCoy
Inventor
Elijah McCoy
  • Oct 12 Max Ettlinger, German philosopher/theorist, dies at 52
  • Oct 20 Rudolf Kittel, German theologist (Psalms), dies at 76
  • Oct 23 Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manch school of historiography), dies at 74
  • Oct 24 Peter J Blok, Dutch historian, dies at 74
  • Oct 26 Arno Holz, German writer (Phantasus), dies at 66
  • Oct 28 Hermann Ungar, Moravian writer, dies at 36
  • Oct 28 Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany, dies at 80
  • Oct 31 António José de Almeida, Portuguese politician and 6th President of Portugal (b. 1866)