On This Day

September 1929 in History

Events in History

  • Sep 2 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union & Lever Bros
  • Sep 3 Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches all time high of 381.17, to be shortly followed by the Crash of 1929.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 5 French premier Aristide Briand requests a United States of Europe

11x Prime Minister of France Aristide Briand
11x Prime Minister of France
Aristide Briand
  • Sep 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
  • Sep 16 Police shoot at strikers in Maastricht, 2 killed
  • Sep 17 British troops begin withdrawal from occupied Germany
  • Sep 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable" premieres in NYC
  • Sep 19 Latvia dictator A Woldemaras chased out
  • Sep 21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling & 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 24 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • Sep 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
  • Sep 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
  • Sep 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-U of Alberta)
  • Sep 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)

Birthdays in History

Person of interestWhitey Bulger

Sep 3 [James] Whitey Bulger, American organized crime boss, born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2018)

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger
  • Sep 4 Thomas Eagleton, American politician (38th Lieutenant Governor of Missouri), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 2007)
  • Sep 5 Andrian Grigoryevich Nikolayev, Soviet cosmonaut (Vostok III, Soyuz 9), born in Shorshely, Russia (d. 2004)
  • Sep 7 Gil Wolman, French artist, born in Paris (d. 1995)
  • Sep 9 Stan Parris, (Rep-R-VA, 1973-74, 81- )
  • Sep 11 David S. Broder, American journalist (Pulitzer 1973), born in Chicago Heights, Illinois (d. 2011)

Person of interestJohn Gutfreund

Sep 14 John Gutfreund, American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York (d. 2016)

Investment Banker John Gutfreund
Investment Banker
John Gutfreund
  • Sep 14 Mel Hancock, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Missouri), born in Cape Fair, Missouri (d. 2011)
  • Sep 14 Larry Collins, American writer, born in West Hartford, Connecticut (d. 2005)
  • Sep 15 Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist who predicted quarks (the theory of elementary particles), born in Manhattan, NYC, New York
  • Sep 15 Eva Burrows, Austrian Salvation Army officer, 13th General of The Salvation Army, born in Newcastle, Australia (d. 2015)
  • Sep 16 Dale Kildee, American politician (Rep-D-Michigan, 1977-2013), born in Flint, Michigan
  • Sep 17 John Stewart-Clark, British businessman and Member of the European Parliament (MEP), born in Dalmeny, Scotland
  • Sep 17 David Craig, Baron Craig of Radley, British marshal (RAF), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 18 June Rosemary Thorndycraft, British teacher and trade unionist (d. 1995)
  • Sep 19 Marge Roukema, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 2014)
  • Sep 19 Timothy Colman, English manufacturer and multi-millionaire (Reckitt & Colman), born in Norfolk, England
  • Sep 21 Bernard Williams, English moral philosopher, born in Westcliff, Essex, England (d. 2003)
  • Sep 22 William E. Dannemeyer, American politician who opposed LGBT rights (Rep-R-CA, 1979-93), born in Long Beach, California (d. 2019)
  • Sep 24 George McNicol, Scottish Principal and vice-chancellor (Aberdeen University), born in Glasgow, Scotland (d. 2014)
  • Sep 24 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, born in Gerald, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2016)
  • Sep 25 Kevin White, American politicians (Mayor of Boston, 1968-1984), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2012)
  • Sep 28 Nigel Althaus, British government broker
  • Sep 28 Nikolay Ryzhkov, Premier of USSR (1985-1991)
  • Sep 30 Leticia Ramos-Shahani, Filipino Senator, lawmaker and women's rights activist who led the drafting of the international women’s bill of rights, born in Lingayen, Philippine Islands (d. 2017)

Deaths in History

  • Sep 12 Rainis [Jānis Pliekšāns], Latvian poet and playwright, dies at 64
  • Sep 23 Richard A Zsigmondy, Austria chemist (Nobel 1925), dies at 64
  • Sep 29 Giitji Tanaka, Japanese baron, general and Premier (1927-29), dies at 66
  • Sep 30 Charles Bonin, French explorer and diplomat (China), dies at 64