January 2 - Canada and the United States agree on a plan to preserve Niagara Falls.
January 9 - The Seeing Eye is established with the mission to train dogs to assist the
blind (Nashville, Tennessee).
January 10 - Tintin, a comic book character created by Hergé makes his debute. He went on
to be published in over 200 million comic books in 40 languages and loved across the world.
January 17 - Popeye, a comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar makes his debut.
January 29 - Seeing Eye Dog organization is formed.
January 31 - The Soviet Union exiles Leon Trotsky.
February 11 - Italy and the Vatican sign the Lateran Treaty.
February 11 - Eugene O'Neill's "Dynamo" premieres in New York.
February 14 - St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven gangsters rivalling Al Capone are
murdered in Chicago, Illinois.
February 18 - First Academy Awards are announced.
February 26 - The Grand Teton National Park is created.
July 24 - The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes
into effect (it was first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers).
August 8 - The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight (will end on
August 19 - The radio comedy show Amos and Andy makes its debut starring Freeman
Gosden and Charles Correll.
October 11 - JC Penney opens Store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide
company with stores in all 48 states.
October 24 - Great Depression begins: Black Thursday and then Black Tuesday (October
29) - The New York Stock Exchange crashes, ushering in what will be a world-wide
November 7 - In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
November 18 - 1929 Grand Banks earthquake: Off the south coast of Newfoundland in the
Atlantic Ocean, a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake centered on Grand Banks,
breaks 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggers a tsunami that destroys
many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula area.
November 29 - US Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the
December 3 - Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover announces to Congress
that the worst effects of the recent stock market crash are behind the nation and the
American people have regained faith in the economy.Year in topic
1929 in film
January 20 - The movie In Old Arizona was released. The film was the first full-length
talking film to be filmed outdoors.
May 16 - The first Academy Awards, or Oscars, are distributed
The Broadway Melody.
1929 in literature
The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.
1929 in music
December 31 - Guy Lombardo plays Auld Lang Syne for the first time.
1929 in sports
February 1 - Frenchman Charles Rigoulet is the first weightlifter to lift over 400 pounds
(181 kg) in the "clean and jerk" method.
1929 in television
June 27 - The first public demonstration of a mechanical color television, by H. E. Ives
and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York. The first images are
of a bouquet of roses and an American flag. The images are transmitted between
New York and Washington.
Milton Berle appears in an experimental television broadcast.Births
January 3 - Sergio Leone
, director (d. 1989).
January 16 - Cornelis Johannes Krello
January 26 - Jules Feiffer
, cartoonist, writer.
January 28 - Acker Bilk
January 28 - Claes Oldenbourg
January 31 - Jean Simmons
January 15 - Rev. Martin Luther King
Jr., American civil rights leader (d. 1968).
January 17 - Jacques Plante
, ice hockey star.
February 5 - Fred Sinowatz
February 6 - Pierre Brice
February 11 - Leonard Gregory Kastle
February 14 - Vic Morrow
, actor (d. 1982).
February 15 - Graham Hill
, Formula One racer (d. 1975).
February 17 - Chaim Potok
, author (d. 2002).
February 17 - Patricia Routledge
February 18 - Len Deighton
February 18 - Hayden Fry
, college football coach.
March 1 - Georgi Markov
, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978).
March 6 - Günter Kunert
, writer and lyricist.
March 16 - Nadja Tiller
March 23 - Roger Bannister
, athlete, first "Miracle Mile".
April 1 - Milan Kundera
April 6 - André Previn
, composer, conductor.
May 3 - Cornelis Leendert Graafland
May 4 - Audrey Hepburn
, actress (d. 1993).
May 10 - Antonine Maillet
, Acadian author.
May 14 - Elisabeth van den Houten
May 14 - Gump Worsley
, Hockey Hall of Famer.
May 16 - Friedrich Nowottny
May 22 - Hermanus van den Houten
May 23 - Julian Euell
, jazz musician.
May 25 - Beverly Sills
June 2 - Norton Juster
, author and architect.
June 12 - Anne Frank
, German diarist of Jewish descent.
June 12 - Brigid Brophy
, British writer.
June 19 - Cornelia van den Houten
July 2 - Imelda Marcos
, former first lady of the Philippines.
July 18 - Dick Button
, Olympic gold-medal-winning figure skater, television analyst.
July 24 - Oriana Fallaci
, Italian journalist and author.
July 25 - Somnath Chatterjee
, Indian politician.
August 1 - Pieter Cornelis van den Houten
August 17 - Adriaan (Adrie) van Wijngaarden
August 19 - Christina Adinda Rupke
August 24 - Yasser Arafat
, leader of the Palestinian Authority.
September 5 - Andrian Nikolayev
September 25 - Barbara Walters
September 30 - Leentje van den Houten
October 14 - Yvon Durelle
, boxing champion.
October 22 - Lev Yashin
, Soviet football goalkeeper.
October 24 - George Crumb
November 2 - Muhammad Rafiq Tarar
, former President of Pakistan.
November 4 - Doris Roberts
November 7 - Eric R. Kandel
, neurobiology researcher and Nobel laureate.
December 6 - Nikolaus Harnoncourt
December 9 - Bob Hawke
, twenty-third Prime Minister of Australia.
December 28 - Terry Sawchuk
, Hockey Hall of Fame goaltender (d. 1970).Deaths
January 5 - Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov
, Grand Duke of Russia.
January 13 - Wyatt Earp
, Western legend.
February 8 - Maria Christina
, Queen Regent of Spain.
February 12 - Lillie Langtry
, singer, actress.
February 14 - Tom Burke
, American runner.
March 6 - David Buick
, automobile pioneer.
April 4 - Janna van der Maas
April 4 - Karl Benz
, German automotive pioneer.
May 22 - Janna Dorst
June 8 - Bliss Carman
June 16 - Lena Aagtje Meerse
June 22 - Jan Morijn
August 3 - Thorstein Veblen
August 26 - Sir Ernest Satow
, British diplomat and scholar in East Asia.
August 27 - Herman Potocnik Noordung
, Slovene pioneer of astronautics and cosmonautics.
September 4 - Roelfina Jacoba (Rose) Oosterhuis
October 1 - Antoine Bourdelle
October 3 - Jeanne Eagels
, American actress.
October 13 - Adriaan van den Houten
December 9 - Johannes (John) van Tuinen
December 10 - Harry Crosby
, publisher, poet.To my Homepage