1929 in History
January 1 Roy Riegels runs 60 yards the wrong way with Rose Bowl fumble recovery
January 2 U.S. and Canada agree to preserve Niagara Falls
January 3 27 year old William S. Paley becomes CBS president
January 3 Bradman scores 112 vs. England at MCG - his 1st Test century
January 5 Coup by King Alexander in South Slavia
January 6 Alexander I establishes a royal dictatorship in Yugoslavia
January 7 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and East Indies
January 7 "Buck Rogers," 1st sci-fi comic strip, premieres
January 7 "Tarzan," one of the 1st adventure comic strips, 1st appears
January 8 1st telephone connection between Netherlands and West-Indies
January 8 CBS radio network buys WABC in New York City
January 9 BG DeSylva and Lew Brown's musical "Follow Thru," premieres in New York City
January 9 KDB-AM in Santa Barbara, California begins radio transmissions
January 10 Elmer Rice's "Street Scene," premieres in New York City
January 12 Seatrain (RR cars on ships) service begins, New Orleans-Havana
January 13 Humanist Society established, Hollywood California
January 14 Afghan King Amanullah forced to resign
January 17 Popeye makes 1st appearance, in comic strip "Thimble Theater"
January 18 "NY Daily Mirror" columnist Walter Winchell debuts on radio
January 18 Stalin proposes to ban Trotsky from the Politburo
January 19 Acadia National Park, Maine established
January 19 Clas Thunberg skates world record 500m in 42.8 sec
January 20 1st feature talking motion picture taken outdoors, "In Old Arizona"
January 21 Robert Sherriff's "Journey's End," premieres in London
January 25 Bradman scores 340* for NSW vs. Victoria, 488 minutes, 38 fours
January 26 Indian National Congress proclaims goal for India's independence
January 29 Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization forms
January 31 Erich Maria Remarques publishes "Im West nieces Neues" in Berlin
January 31 Leon Trotsky expelled from Russia to Turkey
February 1 1st clean and jerk of 400 lbs (182 kg), Charles Rigoulet, 402 lbs
February 3 Revolutionary Socialist Party forms in Amsterdam
February 4 Archie Jackson scores 164 on Test Cricket debut vs. England at Adelaide
February 5 Jimmy Hatlo's "They'll Do It Every Time" cartoon debuts in SF
February 6 Rudy Vallee recorded "Deep Night"
February 8 KOY-AM in Phoenix Arizona begins radio transmissions
February 9 U.S.S.R., Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Romania sign Litvinov Pact
February 11 Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo," premieres in New York City
February 11 Vatican City, world's smallest country, made an enclave of Rome
February 12 Karst Leemburg wins Dutch 11 cities skate (11:30)
February 13 Cruiser Act: OKs construction of 19 new cruisers and an aircraft carrier
February 13 Vladimir Mayakofsky's "Klop," premieres in Moscow
February 14 St. Valentine's Day Massacre in Chicago, 7 gangsters killed
February 15 St. Valentine's Day massacre (Chicago)
February 16 KID-AM in Idaho Falls, Idaho begins radio transmissions
February 19 Medical diathermy machine 1st used, Schenectady, New York
February 20 American Samoa organizes as territory of U.S.
February 20 Red Sox announce they will play Sunday games at Braves Field
February 26 President Calvin Coolidge establishes Grand Teton National Park
February 27 Turkey signs Litvinov-pact
February 28 Chicago Blackhawks lose record NHL 15th straight game at home
March 2 Chicago Black Hawks shut-out for NHL record 8th straight game
March 2 Congress creates Court of Customs and Patent Appeals
March 4 Charles Curtis (R-Kansas) becomes 1st native American Vice President
March 4 Herbert Hoover inaugurated as 31st president
March 6 Turkey and Bulgaria sign friendship treaty
March 8 U.S. worker union commission reports of slavery in Liberia
March 9 Marcel Pagnol's "Marius," premieres in Paris
March 13 Bradman scores 123 Australia vs. England at MCG, his 2nd Test Cricket ton
March 16 WHP-AM in Harrisburg Pennsylvania begins radio transmissions
March 17 General Motors acquires German auto manufacturer Adam Opel
March 17 Spanish dictator Primo de Rivera closes university of Madrid
March 18 Dmitri Shostakovich' "The new Babylon," premieres in Leningrad
March 22 66 horses run in Irish Grand National Sweepstakes
March 22 KIT-AM in Yakima WA begins radio transmissions
March 22 USCG vessel sank Canadian schooner suspected of carrying liquor
March 23 1st telephone installed in White House
March 27 U.S. Ladies Figure Skating championship won by Maribel Vinson
March 27 U.S. Mens Figure Skating championship won by Roger Turner
March 28 Democratic constitution goes into effect in Ecuador
March 29 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins sweep New York Rangers in 2 games
April 1 Austrian government of Ignaz Seipel falls
April 1 Doorne's trailer factory in Einsdhoven, Netherlands opens
April 1 Louie Marx introduces Yo-Yo
April 1 Luis Bunuel releases "Un Chien Andalou," 24-minute film
April 1 Morehouse College, Spellman College and Atlanta University affiliate
April 3 Persia agrees to Litvinov Pact
April 4 1st AAU Greco-Roman wrestling championships held
April 4 "New Moon" musical opens in London
April 5 Lithuania signs Litvinov-pact
April 11 KLO-AM in Ogden, Utah begins radio transmissions
April 11 Loetafoon celluloid film system demonstrated in Amsterdam
April 16 Cleveland Indian Earl Averill, becomes 1st AL to hit a home run on 1st at bat
April 16 New York Yankees become 1st team to wear uniform numbers
April 18 Palace for People's industry in Amsterdam devastated by fire
April 19 33rd Boston Marathon won by Johnny Miles of Canada in 2:33:08.6
April 24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
April 24 Thorvald Stauning becomes premier of Denmark
April 26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
April 30 Earnest Streeruwitz becomes chancellor of Austria
May 1 Brooklyn's Johnny Finn sets 100 yard sack race in 14.4 seconds
May 1 Farm workers strike begins in East-Groningen
May 1 Police kill 19 Mayday demonstrators in Berlin
May 3 Prussia bans anti-fascists
May 4 Lou Gehrig hits 3 consecutive home runs, Yankees 11, Tigers 9
May 6 AL announces it will discontinue MVP award
May 6 New York to San Francisco footrace begins
May 8 Jan Mayen island, 500 km NNE of Iceland, incorporated into Norway
May 8 New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pirates, 11-0
May 9 New York Giant Carl Hubbell no-hits Pittsburgh Pirates
May 9 WJW-AM in Cleveland Ohio begins radio transmissions
May 10 55th Preakness: Louis Schaefer aboard Dr. Freeland wins in 2:01.6
May 10 64th British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Muirfield Gullane
May 11 1st regularly scheduled TV broadcasts (3 nights per week)
May 11 Dr. Annie Webb Blanton forms Delta Kappa Gamma Society in Austin Tx
May 12 Pulitzer prize awarded to Julia Peterkin (Scarlet Sister Mary)
May 15 Fire in X-ray film stock kills 125 at Crile Clinic (Cleveland, Ohio)
May 16 1st Academy Awards - "Wings," Emil Jennings and Janet Gaynor wins
May 18 55th Kentucky Derby: Linus McAtee on Clyde Van Dusen wins in 2:10.8
May 18 Dodgers beat Phillies 20-16 and lost 8-6 in 2nd game (record 50 runs)
May 19 Cloudburst causes stampede in Yankee Stadium crushes 2 people to death
May 19 General Feng Yu-Xiang of China declares war on Chiang Kai-Shek government
May 21 Automatic electric stock quotation board installed, New York City
May 21 Sergei Prokoviev's ballet "Prodigal Son," premieres in Paris
May 24 Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings
May 27 2nd Ryder Cup: Britain - Ireland, 7 - 5 at Moortown, England
May 28 1st all color talking picture "On With the Show" exhibited (New York City)
May 31 Atlantic City Convention Center opens
June 3 1st trade show at Atlantic City Convention Center, electric light
June 3 Chile, Peru and Bolivia sign accord about Tacna-Arica-area
June 4 George Eastman demonstrates 1st technicolor movie in Rochester, New York
June 5 Ramsey MacDonald forms minority Labour government in Britain
June 7 Margaret Bondfield becomes 1st Dutch female minister (of Labor)
June 7 Vatican City becomes a sovereign state
June 8 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
June 8 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curaeao kidnap governor Fruytier
June 9 Venezuelan rebel Urbina lets Dutch/Curacaose hostages free
June 14 Prussia and Vatican sign Concord
June 15 1st time New York curb stock exchange transacts more business than New York Exch
June 16 Otto E Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (New York to SF, 4165 miles in 183 days)
June 22 Mel Ott (Giants) homers off Leo Sweetland (Phillies) in doubleheader
June 25 President Hoover authorizes building of Boulder Dam, Hoover Dam
June 26 ENKA/Vereinigte Glanzstoff Factory merge AKU (Genl Kunstzijde Union)
June 27 1st color TV demo, New York City
June 27 President Von Hindenburg refuses to pay German debt of WW I
June 29 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field Ca
June 29 31.1 degrees C (88 degrees F) hoogste temperatuur op deze dag in De Bilt
June 29 Mexico and Vatican sign Concord
June 30 33rd U.S. Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 294 at Winged Foot CC NY
July 1 U.S. cartoonist Elzie Segar creates "Popeye"
July 1 U.S. Immigration law of 1924 in effect
July 3 Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories made foam rubber
July 4 AM radio station WOWO, Indiana's transmitter burns down
July 5 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (61 62)
July 5 WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
July 6 St. Louis has 2, 10 run innings and beats Phillies 28-6
July 7 Romania and Vatican sign concord
July 10 In game between Pirates and Phillies 9 home runs hit 1 in each inning
July 10 U.S. issues newer, smaller-sized paper currency
July 15 1st airport hotel opens - Oakland, California
July 17 U.S.S.R. drops diplomatic relations with China
July 24 New York to San Francisco foot race ends (2 months) winner is 60 year old Monteverde
July 24 President Hoover proclaims Kellogg-Briand Pact which renounces war
July 27 Dike of Wieringermeerpolder finished
July 28 Chicago Cardinals become 1st NFL team to train out of state (Michigan)
July 29 Belgium Maurice Dewaele wins Tour de France
July 31 Aristide Briand becomes premier of France
August 2 Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a home run
August 4 60,000 SA'ers/SS'ers march by Munich
August 4 Indians, in 9th with 2 outs score 9 to beat Yankees 14-6
August 4 Jones Beach in New York opens
August 7 Charles Ruijs de Beerenbrouck forms Dutch government
August 7 Ruth ties record by hitting grand slams in consecutive games
August 8 German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight
August 8 Salem, Oregon airport dedicated
August 10 Grover Alexander beats Phils 7-1 for his 373rd and last NL win
August 11 Babe Ruth becomes 1st to hit 500 homers off Willis Hudlin of Cleveland
August 11 Persia and Iraq sign friendship treaty
August 11 Russian-Chinese border fights
August 14 Jewish Agency for Palestine forms
August 20 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed
August 21 Chicago Cardinals become 1st pro football team to train out of town
August 23 Arabs attack Jews in Israel
August 24 43rd U.S. Womens Tennis: Helen Wills Moody beats Phoebe H Watson (64 62)
August 24 Palestinians attack orthodox Jews in Jerusalem
August 24 Turkey and Persia signs friendship treaty
August 25 Graf Zeppelin passes over San Francisco for LA after trans-Pacific voyage
August 26 1st U.S. roller coaster built
August 28 Frank Woolley scores his 100th first-class hundred
August 29 German airship Graf Zeppelin ends a round-the-world flight
September 2 Unilever forms by merger of Margarine Union and Lever Bros
September 2 WOR (New York City) ends affiliation with CBS radio network
September 3 Dow Jones hits a record peak of 381.17
September 5 French premier A Briand requests a U.S. of Europe
September 11 SF Mayor Rolph inaugurates new pedestrian traffic light system
September 14 49th U.S. Mens Tennis: Bill Tilden beats Francis Hunter (36 63 46 62 64)
September 14 A's clinch AL pennant with a 5-0 win over White Sox
September 16 Police shoots at strikers at Maastricht, 2 killed
September 17 British troops begin evacuating
September 18 Pirates loss to Braves and clinch NL pennant for the Cubs
September 18 Preston Sturges' "Strictly Dishonorable," premieres in New York City
September 21 1st legal pass in Canada was thrown by Gerry Seiberling and 1st reception by Ralph Losie of Calgary Altomah-Tigers against Edmonton
September 24 Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in New York in 1st all-instrument flight
September 24 Yankees Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
September 25 Queen-mother Emma opens Antonie van Leeuwenhoek House in Amsterdam
September 26 John Schrober becomes chancellor of Austria
September 28 1st CF interception return for a touchdown (Joe Hess-University of Alberta)
September 30 1st manned rocket plane flight (by auto maker Fritz von Opel)
October 3 British Labour government recovers diplomatic relations with U.S.S.R.
October 3 Julius Curtius succeeds Stresemann as German foreign minister
October 3 Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes changes name to Yugoslavia
October 6 12th PGA Championship: Leo Diegel at Hillcrest CC Los Angeles
October 7 Ramsay MacDonald is 1st British premier to address U.S. Congress
October 8 A's Howard Ehmke (7-2) sets World Series record striking out 13 Cubs
October 8 Mohammed Nadir Khan occupies Kabul Afghanistan/drives out H Ghazi
October 9 G Kaufman and R Lardner's musical "June Moon," premieres in New York City
October 11 Sean O'Casey's "Silver Tassle," premieres in London
October 12 Cubs blow 8-0 World Series lead, A's score 10 in 1 inning
October 14 Philadelphia A's beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 1 in 26th World Series
October 14 Philadelphia A's set World Series record of 10 runs in an inning
October 20 Bayshore Highway opens (SF)
October 22 French government of Briand falls
October 22 James H. Scullin forms Australia government
October 24 Belgium princess Marie-Jose and Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
October 24 "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
October 24 Rudy Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio
October 25 Former Interior Sec Albert Fall convicted of accepting $100,000 bribe
October 28 Dow Jones plummets 38.33 pts (13%) to 260.64
October 29 Black Tuesday, Stock Market crashes triggers Great Depression
November 1 Lundy, part of British Isles, issue their own stamps
November 4 John Baldridge' "Berkeley Square," premieres in New York City
November 7 Museum of Modern Art opens in New York City
November 8 Jean Giraudoux' "Amphitryon '38," premieres in Paris
November 8 New York City Museum of Modern Art opens in Hecksher Building
November 17 Pascual Ortiz Rubio elected president of Mexico
November 17 Stalin throws Nicolai Bucharin out of Politburo
November 18 Dr. Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates "kinescope"
November 18 Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
November 18 Stalin routes troops to Manchuria
November 20 1st broadcast of "Goldbergs" on U.S. radio
November 20 Salvador Dali's 1st one-man show
November 22 Bradman scores 157 for NSW against the MCC at cricket SCG
November 25 Belgium government Jaspar falls
November 28 Admiral Richard E Byrd makes 1st South Pole flight
November 28 Ernie Nevers scores all 40 pts for Chicago Cards vs Bears (NFL record)
November 29 Lieutenant Commander Richard E. Byrd sends "My calculations indicate that we have reached vicinity of South Pole"
November 30 17th CFL Grey Cup: Hamilton Tigers defeats Regina Roughriders, 14-3
December 1 BINGO invented by Edwin S Lowe
December 1 Game of Bingo invented by Edwin S Lowe
December 2 1st skull of Peking man found, 50 km out of Peking at Tsjoe Koe Tien
December 3 Boston Bruins begins then NHL record 14 game winning streak
December 5 1st U.S. nudist organization (American League for Physical Culture, New York City)
December 6 Turkey introduces female suffrage
December 7 Bradman scores 124 for Woodfull's XI against Ryder's XI 166 minutes
December 7 Leo Diegel wins PGA golf tournament
December 10 Bradman scores 225 in 2nd inn of Test Cricket trial after 124 in 1st
December 14 Alexander Zaimis elected President of Greece
December 15 Walter Mittelholzer flies as 1st about the Kilimanjaro
December 16 Chicago Blackhawks 1st game at Chicago Stadium, beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 3-1
December 20 Heinie Wagner replaces Bill Carrigan as Red Sox manager
December 20 Mount Davidson dedicated as a San Francisco city park
December 21 1st group hospital insurance plan offered (Dallas Tx)
December 25 Grimmett takes 6-146 for SA, Queensland all out 380 Crowd 5,390
December 29 Police arrest Sukarno and 100s PNI-leaders
December 30 Cole Porter's musical "Wake Up and Dream," premieres in New York City
December 30 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority incorporates
December 31 Pope Pius XI publishes encyclical Divini illius magistri