Events in year of 1929

  • 01-01Roy Riegels runs 60 yards the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
  • 01-02US and Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
  • 01-0327 year old William S Paley becomes CBS President
  • 01-03Bradman scores 112 vs. England at MCG - his 1st Test century
  • 01-05Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
  • 01-06Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
  • 01-07"Buck Rogers, " 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
  • 01-07"Tarzan, " one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
  • 01-071st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies
  • 01-081st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
  • 01-08CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City
  • 01-09KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
  • 01-12Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
  • 01-13Humanist Society established, Hollywood, California
  • 01-14Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
  • 01-17Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
  • 01-18"NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
  • 01-18Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
  • 01-19Acadia National Park, Maine established
  • 01-19Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
  • 01-201st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
  • 01-29Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
  • 01-31Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
  • 01-31Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
  • 02-03Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
  • 02-06Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
  • 02-08KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
  • 02-09USSR, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania sign Litvinov Pact
  • 02-12Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
  • 02-13Cruiser Act: OKs construction of 19 new cruisers and an aircraft carrier

People born in year of 1929

  • 01-01Holling Gustav Vapor: Character on Northern Exposure
  • 01-02Art Prysock: Jazz musician
  • 01-03Marilyn Lloyd: (Rep-D-Tennessee, 1975- )
  • 01-03Sergio Leone: Italian, director (Fist Full of Dollars)
  • 01-04Amitai W Etzioni: US sociologist (Active Society)
  • 01-04Bobby Tulloch: Ornithologist
  • 01-06Wilbert Harrison: R & B singer (Kansas City)
  • 01-07Douglas Kiker: NBC newsman (1970 Peabody Award)
  • 01-07Kenneth Henry: United States -- 500m speed skater (1952 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-07Terry Moore [Helen Luella Koford]: Los Angeles, California -- Actress (Little Sheba)
  • 01-09Heiner Muller: Dramatist
  • 01-11Nicoletta Orsomando
  • 01-11Rod Taylor: Sydney, NSW -- Actor (Bearcats, Time Machine)
  • 01-11Wanda Wilkomirska: Warsaw, Poland -- Violinist
  • 01-12Colin Berry Haycraft: Publisher
  • 01-13Joseph Anthony Pass: Guitarist
  • 01-13Wim Bary: Dutch actor / theater director (Nice Boys)
  • 01-14Aleksander Petrovic: Film director
  • 01-14Billy Walker: Ralls, Texas -- Country singer (Ozark Jubilee)
  • 01-15"Queen Ida" Guillory: Ziadaco music
  • 01-15Eva Badura-Skoda: Composer
  • 01-16Allard Lowenstein: Radical (Students for Democratic Action)
  • 01-16Francesco Scavullo: Staten Island, New York -- Celebrity photographer
  • 01-16Tage Nielsen: Composer
  • 01-19Ulu Grosbard: Belgium -- Actor (Straight Time, Georgia, Falling in Love)
  • 01-22Rita Gillespie: TV director
  • 01-23John Polanyi: Berlin, Germany -- Canadian chemist (Nobel 1986)
  • 01-26Jules Feiffer: NYC, New York -- Cartoonist (Passionella) / author (Little Murders)
  • 01-26M R Turner: Publisher
  • 01-27Ingrid Thulin: Solleftea, Sweden -- Actress (Cries & Whispers, Damned)

People died in year of 1929

  • 01-02Erich Wichman[n]: Dutch fascist Painter / sculptor, dies at 38
  • 01-06Nicolas Nikolayevitch: Grand-duke of Russia, dies at 72
  • 01-07Henry Arthur Jones: English playwright (Silver King), dies at 77
  • 01-11Julio Antonio Mella: Cuban revolutionary, murdered at about 28
  • 01-13Wyatt Earp: US marshall (OK Corral), dies at 80
  • 01-14Cornelis W Lely: Dutch Governor of Suriname (1902-05), dies at 74
  • 01-24Willem Royaards: Theater directeor (Adam in Ballingschap)
  • 02-01August Otto Halm: Composer, dies at 59
  • 02-05Siegfried Ochs: Composer, dies at 70
  • 02-12Freiherr Albert von Schrenk-Notzing: German para-psychologist, dies at 66
  • 02-24Andre-Charles-Prosper Messager: Composer, dies at 75
  • 02-27Manuel Manrique de Lara y Berry: Composer, dies at 65
  • 02-28Clemens Freiherr von Pirquet: Austrian artist (React of P), dies at 54
  • 02-28John Ebenezer West: Composer, dies at 65
  • 03-15Pine-Top Smith: Jazz pianist (Boogie Woogie Piano), dies at 24
  • 03-20Ferdinand Foch: Marshal of France (WWI), dies at 77
  • 03-22Anton Beer-Walbrun: Composer, dies at 64
  • 03-27Shatunovsky: Mathematician
  • 04-04Karl Friedrich Benz: Automobile engineer (Mercedes), dies at 84
  • 04-10Edmond Thieffry: Belgium -- WWI pilot, dies at 36
  • 04-15Antonio Smareglia: Composer, dies at 74
  • 04-16Abraham van Stolk Jzn: Art collector, dies at 57
  • 04-22Odon Peter Jozsef de Mihalovich: Composer, dies at 86
  • 04-23Rudolf W Nilsen: Norwegian Poet (Hverdagen), dies at 28
  • 05-04Henry Morton Dunham: Composer, dies at 75
  • 05-07Albert Anselmi: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 05-07John Scalise: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 05-07Joseph "Top Toad" Giunta: US gangster, murdered by Al Capone
  • 05-16Lilli Lehmann: Soprano
  • 06-08Bliss Carman: Poet

Events in year of 1930

  • 01-01Earl Claus von Stauffenberg promoted to 2nd lieutenant
  • 01-01Jurgens and Van den Berg merge with Lever Brothers to form Unilever
  • 01-05Mao Tse-tung writes "A Single Spark Can Start a Prairie Fire"
  • 01-061st diesel engine automobile trip (in a Packard sedan) completed
  • 01-09Boston Bruins wins then NHL record 14th straight game
  • 01-10Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England vs. New Zealand Christchurch
  • 01-10Mordovian Autonomous Region in RSFSR constituted
  • 01-13"Mickey Mouse" comic strip 1st appears
  • 01-15George Headley scores century on debut vs. England (made 176)
  • 01-201st radio broadcast of "Lone Ranger" (WXYZ-Detroit)
  • 01-23Clyde Tombaugh photographs planet Pluto
  • 01-23George Washington Birthplace National Monument, Va established
  • 01-23WIS-AM (now WOMG) in Columbia SC begins radio transmissions
  • 01-311st US glider flight from a dirigible, Lakehurst, New Jersey
  • 02-03Vietnamese Communistic Party forms
  • 02-03William Howard Taft, resigns as chief justice for health reasons
  • 02-041st tieless, soundless, shockless streetcar tracks, New Orleans
  • 02-055th Aliyah to Israel begins
  • 02-08"Happy Days Are Here Again" by Benny Mereoff hits #1
  • 02-10Grain Stabilization Corporation authorized by Congress
  • 02-15Weona beats Toluca in Illinois Basketball Tournament in 10 overtimes
  • 02-17French government of Tardieu, falls
  • 02-18Cow flown and milked, milk sealed in paper containers and parachuted
  • 02-18US astronomer Clyde Tombaugh discovers Pluto
  • 02-20Capelle soccer team forms
  • 02-25Check photographing device patented
  • 02-26"Green Pastures" opens at Mansfield Theater
  • 02-261st red and green traffic lights installed (Manhattan NYC)
  • 02-27Bouvet Island declared a Norwegian dependency
  • 03-021st US indoor glider flight, St. Louis Terminal Building

People born in year of 1930

  • 01-01Gaafar Muhammad Nimeiry: Premier / President (Sudan)
  • 01-01Werner Heiden: Composer
  • 01-02Julius LaRosa: Brooklyn, New York -- Singer (fired by Arthur Godfrey on the air)
  • 01-03Eddie Egan: Bronx, New York -- Actor (Joe Forrester)
  • 01-04Iain Cuthbertson: British actor (Guilty, Scandal, Rep, Danger UXB)
  • 01-04Sorrell Booke: Buffalo, New York -- Actor (Bye Bye Braverman, Black Like Me)
  • 01-05Edward Galven Givens, Jr.: Quanah, Texas -- Major USAF / Astronaut
  • 01-05Frederick Charles Tillis: Composer
  • 01-05Richard Hayes: Passaic, New Jersey -- Singer / emcee (Name That Tune)
  • 01-06Denis Pitts: Journalist
  • 01-06Vic Tayback: Brooklyn, New York -- Actor (Mel-Alice, Khan, Portrait of a Stripper)
  • 01-08Doreen Wilber: United States -- Archer (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist)
  • 01-10Byron "Wild Child" Gipson: Blues singer
  • 01-10Roy E Disney: CEO (Disney)
  • 01-12Glenn Yarborough: Singer (Limeliters-Honey & Wine, Jubilee)
  • 01-13Frances Sternhagen: Washington, DC -- Actress (Outland, Starting Over)
  • 01-13Roman Ciesiewicz: Artist / graphic designer
  • 01-14Edgar Sergeyi Hovhanesyan: Composer
  • 01-14Ernest Just: Black biologist, served as VP of American Zoologists
  • 01-16Norman Podhoretz: Brooklyn, New York -- Author / editor (NY Post)
  • 01-17Bill Benyon: English large landowner / Conservative Lower house leader
  • 01-17Robert Ceely: Composer
  • 01-21Valentin Ignatyevich Filatyev: Russia -- Cosmonaut
  • 01-23Derek Walcott: St. Lucia -- Poet / writer (Omeros, Nobel 1992)
  • 01-23Ken Errair: Rocker (Four Freshmen)
  • 01-23William Reid Pogue: Okemah, Oklahoma -- Colonel USAF / Astronaut (Skylab 4)
  • 01-24Bernard Matthews: English turkey farmer / multi-millionaire
  • 01-26A N Solomons: Chairman (Singer & Friedlander)
  • 01-26Anne Macfarlane: Master (Court of Protection)
  • 01-26Harry "Buddy" Melges, Jr.: Wisconsin, United States -- Yachter (1964, 72 Olympics - Gold / Bronze Medals)

People died in year of 1930

  • 01-09Edward W Buck: Dutch / US editor (Ladies Home Journal), dies at 66
  • 01-13C-E Auguste Rateau: French inventor (R-steam turbine), dies at 66
  • 01-27Jean Hure: Composer, dies at 52
  • 02-06Eva Strittmatter: Writer, dies at 17
  • 02-22Godfried CE van Daalen: Dutch General / Governor of Atjeh, dies at 66
  • 02-23Horst Wessel: German Nazi lyricist (Fahne Hoch), dies at 22
  • 02-23Mabel Normand: Actress / director (Extra Girl), dies at 35
  • 02-24Jacobus van Looy: Dutch writer / Painter (Night Cactus), dies at 74
  • 02-26Raffaele Merry del Val: Spanish Cardinal, dies at 64
  • 03-08William Howard Taft: 27th US President (1909-13) / Chief Justice, dies at 72
  • 03-13Mary E W Freeman: US writer (Pembroke), dies at 77
  • 03-15Antonio Beltramelli: Writer, dies at 51
  • 03-19Arthur J Balfour: British Theologist / Premier (1902-05), dies at 81
  • 03-29Anton Bettelheim: Writer
  • 04-01Cosima Liszt: Wife of Austrian Composer Richard Wagner, dies at 92
  • 04-01Zawditu: 1st reigning female Monarch of Ethiopia
  • 04-04Vladimir Majakovski: Russian poet
  • 04-14W Majakowski: Writer, dies at 36
  • 04-21Christine [Elizabeth C] Poolman: Dutch actress (Mother), dies at 79
  • 04-21Robert S Bridges: Poet laureate (Testament of beauty), dies at 85
  • 05-08Lvar Henning Mankell: Composer, dies at 61
  • 05-12Pieter Jelles Troelstra: Dutch SDAP leader, dies at 70
  • 05-13Fridtjof Nansen: Diplomat (Nobel 1922)
  • 05-13Helena Lange: German feminist
  • 05-17Herbert David Croly: US founder (New Republic), dies at 61
  • 05-18Joao Marcellino Arroyo: Composer, dies at 68
  • 06-05Jules Pascin [Julius Pincas]: Bulgarian / US Painter / cartoonist
  • 06-11Henry Clay Folger, Jr.: CEO (Folger Shakespeare Library), dies at 72
  • 06-16Elmer Ambrose Sperry: US inventor (gyroscope compass)
  • 06-22Karl von Amira: German historian, dies at 82