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Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday in the Gregorian calendar. By January 1 of this year, every state in the entire world had adopted the Gregorian calendar, having abandoned the Julian calendar.


This year marked the end of a period known in American history as the Roaring Twenties after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 ushered in a worldwide Great Depression. In the Americas, an agreement was brokered to end the Cristero War, a counter-revolution in Mexico. The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, a British high court, ruled that Canadian women are persons in the Edwards v. Canada (Attorney General) case. The 1st Academy Awards for film were held in Los Angeles, while the Museum of Modern Art opened in New York City. The Peruvian Air Force was created.

In Asia, the Republic of China and the Soviet Union engaged in a minor conflict after the Chinese seized full control of the Manchurian Chinese Eastern Railway, which ended with a resumption of joint administration. In the Soviet Union, General Secretary Joseph Stalin expelled Leon Trotsky and adopted a policy of collectivization. The Grand Trunk Express began service in India. In the Middle East, rioting occurred between Muslims and Jews in Jerusalem over access to the Western Wall. Mohammed Nadir Shah became King of Afghanistan. Britain, Australia and New Zealand began a joint Antarctic Research Expedition. The centenary of Western Australia was celebrated.

In international affairs, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, a treaty renouncing war as an instrument of national policy, went into effect. In Europe, the Holy See and the Kingdom of Italy signed the Lateran Treaty. The Idionymon law was passed in Greece to outlaw political dissent. Spain hosted the Ibero-American Exposition which featured pavilions from Latin American countries. The BBC broadcast a television transmission for the first time (see "1929 in television"). The German airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin flew around the world in 21 days.

Middle East, Asia, and Pacific Isles[]

On August 16 of this year the 1929 Palestine riots broke out between Palestinians and Jews over control of the Western Wall. The rioting, initiated in part when British police tore down a screen the Jews had constructed in front of the Wall,[1] continued until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Palestinians were killed.[2][3] Two of the more famous incidents occurring during these riots were the August 23 and August 24 1929 Hebron massacre, in which 65–68 Jews were killed by Palestinians and the remaining Jews are forced to leave Hebron. The Palestinians had been told that Jews were killing Palestinians. Jews would not return to Hebron until after the Six Day War in 1967.[4] The other major clash was the 1929 Safed massacre, in which 18–20 Jews were killed by Palestinians in Safed in similar fashion.[5] Elsewhere in the Middle East, Iraq took a big step toward gaining independence from the British. The Iraqi government had, since the end of World War I and the beginning of the British Mandate in the Middle East, constantly resisted British efforts to control or restrict them. In September, Britain announced that it would support Iraq's inclusion in the League of Nations, this signaled the beginning of the end of their direct control of the region.[6]

Early in 1929, the Afghan leader King Amanullah lost power through revolution and civil war to Amir Habibullah II. Habibulah's rule, however, only lasted nine months. Nadir Shah replaced him in October, starting a line of monarchs which would last 40 years.[7] In neighboring India, a general strike in Bombay continued throughout the year despite efforts by the British.[8] On December 29, the All India Congress in Lahore declared Indian independence from Britain, something it had threatened to do if Britain did not grant India dominion status.[9] China and Russia engaged in a minor conflict after China seized full control of the Manchurian Chinese Eastern Railway. Russia counterattacked and took the cities of Hailar and Manchouli before issuing an ultimatum demanding joint control of the railway to be reinstated. The Chinese agreed to the terms on November 26. The Japanese would later see this defeat as a sign of Chinese weakness, leading to their taking control of Manchuria.[10] The Far East began to experience economic problems late in the year as the effects of the Great Depression began to spread. Southeast Asia was especially hard hit as its exports (spice, rubber, and other commodities) were more sensitive to economic problems.[11] In the Pacific, on December 28 – "Black Saturday" in Samoa – New Zealand colonial police killed 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which led the Mau movement to demand independence for Samoa.[12]



In 1929, the Fascist Party in Italy tightened its control. National education policy took a major step towards being completely taken over by the agenda of indoctrination.[13] In that year, the Fascist government took control of the authorization of all textbooks, all secondary school teachers were required to take an oath of loyalty to Fascism, and children began to be taught that they owed the same loyalty to Fascism as they did to God.[13] On February 11, Mussolini signed the Lateran Treaty, making Vatican City a sovereign state.[14] On July 25, Pope Pius XI emerged from the Vatican and entered St. Peter's square in a huge procession witnessed by about 250,000 persons, thus ending nearly 60 years of papal self-imprisonment within the Vatican.[15] Italy used the diplomatic prestige associated with this successful agreement to adopt a more aggressive foreign policy.[16] Germany experienced a major turning point in this year due to the economic crash. The country had experienced prosperity under the government of the Weimar Republic until foreign investors withdrew their German interests. This began the crumbling of the Republican government in favor of Nazism.[17] In 1929, the number of unemployed reached three million.[18] On July 27, the Geneva Convention, held in Switzerland, addressed the treatment of prisoners of war in response to problems encountered during World War I.[19]

On May 31, the British general election returned a hung parliament yet again, with the Liberals in position to determine who would have power. These elections were known as the "Flapper" elections due to the fact that it was the first British election in which women under 30 could vote.[20] A week after the vote, on June 7 the Conservatives conceded power rather than ally with the Liberals. Ramsay MacDonald founded a new Labour government the next day.[21] 1929 is regarded as a turning point by French historians, who point out that it was last year in which prosperity was felt before the effects of the Great Depression. The Third Republic had been in power since before World War I. On July 24 French prime minister Raymond Poincaré resigned for medical reasons; he was succeeded by Aristide Briand. Briand adopted a foreign policy of both peace and defensive fortification. The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, went into effect in this year (it was first signed in Paris in 1928 by most leading world powers).[22] The French began work on the Maginot line in this year, as a defense against a possible German attack, and on September 5 Briand presented a plan for the United States of Europe.[23] On October 22 Briand was replaced as Prime Minister by Andre Tardieu.[24] Primo de Rivera's dictatorship in Spain experienced growing dissatisfaction among students and academics, as well as businessmen who blamed the government for recent economic woes. Many called for a fascist regime, like that in Italy.[25]


In May, Joseph Stalin consolidated his power in the Soviet Union by sending Leon Trotsky into exile. The only country that would grant Trotsky asylum was Turkey, in return for his help in their civil war. He and his family left the USSR aboard ship on February 12.[26] Stalin then turned on his former political ally, Nikolai Bukharin, who was the last real threat to his power. By the end of the year Bukharin had been defeated. Once Stalin was in power, he turned his former support for Lenin's New Economic Policy into opposition.[27] In November, Stalin declared that it "The Year of the Great Breakthrough" and stated that the country would focus on industrial programs as well as on collectivizing the grain supply. He hoped to surpass the West not only in agriculture, but in industry.[28] Millions of Soviet farmers were removed from their private farms, their property was collected, and they were moved to state-owned farms. Stalin also emphasized in 1929 a campaign demonizing Kulaks as a plague on society. Kulak property was taken and they were deported by cattle train to areas of frozen tundra.[29]

The timber market in Finland began to decline in 1929 due to the Great Depression, as well as the Soviet Union's entrance into the market. Financial and political problems culminated in the birth of the fascist Lapua Movement on November 23 in a demonstration in Lapua. The movement's stated aim was Finnish democracy and anti-communism.[30] The Finnish legislature received heavy pressure to remove basic rights from Communist groups.[31] Politics in Lithuania was also very heated, as President Voldemaras was unpopular in some quarters, and survived an assassination attempt in Kaunas.[32] Later, while attending a meeting of the League of Nations, he was ousted in a coup by President Smetona, who made himself dictator. Upon Voldemaras' removal from office, Geležinis Vilkas went underground and received aid and encouragement in its activities from Germany.[32] Yugoslavia was renamed the "Kingdom of Yugoslavia" as King Alexander sought to unite the Balkans under his rule.[33] The state's new Monarchy replaced the old parliament, which had been dominated by Serbs.[34]

North America[]

In October 1929, the British Judicial Committee of the Privy Council overturned a ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada that women could not be members of the legislature. This case, which came to be known as the Persons Case, had important ramifications not just for women's rights but also because in overturning the case, the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council engendered a radical change in the Canadian judicial approach to the Canadian constitution, an approach that has come to be known as the "living tree doctrine". The five women who initiated the case are known in Canada as the Famous Five.[35] In November, the 1929 Grand Banks earthquake occurred off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean. It registered as a Richter magnitude 7.2 submarine earthquake centered on Grand Banks, broke 12 submarine transatlantic telegraph cables and triggered a tsunami that destroyed many south coast communities in the Burin Peninsula area, killing 28 (as of 1997, Canada's most lethal earthquake).[36]

The Mexican Cristero War continued in 1929 as clerical forces attempted an assassination of the provisional president in a train bombing in February. The attempt failed. Plutarco Calles, at the center of power for the anti-clerics, continued to gather power in Mexico City. His government was considered an enemy to more conservative Mexicans who held to traditional forms of government and more religious control. Calles founded the National Revolutionary Party early in the year to increase his power; a party which was, ironically, seen by foreigners as fascist and which was in opposition to the Mexican Right. A special election was held in this year, which Jose Vasconselos lost to Ortiz Rubio. By this time, the war had ended.[37] The last group of rebels was defeated on June 4, and in the same month US Ambassador Dwight Morrow initiated talks between parties. On June 21 an agreement was brokered ending the Cristero War. On June 27, church bells rang and mass was held publicly for the first time in three years. However, the agreement favored the government heavily, as Priests were required to register with the government and religion was banned from schools.[38]

The major event of the year for the United states was the stock market crash on Wall Street, which was to have international effects. On September 3, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) peaked at 381.17, a height it would not reach again until November 1954. Then, from October 24October 29, stock prices suffered three multi-digit percentage drops, wiping out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).[39] On December 3 U.S. President Herbert Hoover announced to the U.S. Congress that the worst effects of the recent stock market crash were behind the nation, and that the American people had regained faith in the economy.[40]

Literature, arts, and entertainment[]

Literature of the time reflected the memories many harbored of the horrors of World War I. A major seller was All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque. Remarque was a German who had fought in the war at age eighteen and been wounded in the Third Battle of Ypres. He stated that he intended the book to tell the story "of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war." Another 1929 book reflecting on World War I was Ernest Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms, as well as Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves.[41] In lighter media, a few stars of the comic industry made their debut, including Tintin, a comic book character created by Hergé, who would appear in over 200 million comic books in 60 languages. Popeye, another comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, also appeared in this year. Within the film industry on May 16 the 1st Academy Awards were presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California, with Wings winning Best Picture. Also in this year Hallelujah! became the first Hollywood film to contain an entirely black cast, and Atlantic, a German film about the Titanic, was the first sound-on-film movie, signaling the beginning of the end for silent films.

The arts were in the midst of the Modernist movement, as Pablo Picasso painted two cubist works, Woman in a Garden and Nude in an Armchair, during this year. The surrealist painters Salvador Dalí and René Magritte completed several works, including The First Days of Spring and The Treachery of Images. On November 7 in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opened to the public. The latest in modern architecture was also represented by the likes of the Barcelona Pavilion in Spain and the Royal York Hotel in Toronto, at its completion the tallest building in the British Empire.

Science and technology[]

The year saw several advances in technology and exploration. On June 27 the first public demonstration of color TV was held by H. E. Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York. The first images were a bouquet of roses and an American flag. A mechanical system was used to transmit 50-line color television images between New York and Washington. By November, Vladimir Zworykin had taken out the first patent for color television. On November 29, Bernt Balchen, U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd, Captain Ashley McKinley, and Harold June, became the first to fly over the South Pole. Within the year, Britain, Australia and New Zealand began a joint Antarctic Research Expedition, and the German airship Graf Zeppelin began a round-the-world flight (ended August 29). This year Ernst Schwarz describes Bonobo (Pan paniscus) as a different species from chimpanzee (Pan troglodites), both very closely phylogenetically related to human beings.



  • January 1
    • The U.S. Army Air Corps airplane ? begins a six-day non-stop endurance flight over Southern California using aerial refueling.
    • The British Columbian municipalities of Point Grey and South Vancouver are amalgamated into Vancouver.
  • January 6
    • 6 January Dictatorship: King Alexander of the Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes suspends his country's constitution.
    • The Albanian missionary sister Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu, later known as Mother Teresa, arrives in Calcutta from Ireland to begin her work among India's poorest and sickest.
  • January 10 – First appearance of Hergé's Belgian comic book hero Tintin as Tintin in the Land of the Soviets (Les Aventures de Tintin, reporter..., au pays des Soviets), begins serialization in children's newspaper supplement Le Petit Vingtième.
  • January 15Annales d'histoire économique et sociale begins publication in France.
  • January 17 – First appearance of comic strip hero Popeye in Thimble Theatre.[42]
  • January 29All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues), by Erich Maria Remarque, is published in book form.


February 26: Grand Teton National Park.


  • March 2 – The longest bridge in the world, the San Francisco Bay Toll-Bridge, opens.
  • March 3 – A revolt by Generals José Gonzalo Escobar and Jesús María Aguirre fails in Mexico.
  • March 4
    • Herbert Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st President of the United States, succeeding Calvin Coolidge. His Vice President, Charles Curtis, became the first person with non-European ancestry to reach such a high office.
    • Establishment of the National Revolutionary Party (Partido Nacional Revolucionario) in Mexico by ex-President Plutarco Elías Calles. Under a succession of names, it will hold power in the country continuously for 71 years.
  • March 28Japanese forces withdraw from Shandong province to their garrison in Tsingtao bringing an end to the Jinan Incident.


  • April 3Persia signs the Litvinov Protocol.[43]
  • April 14 The inaugural Monaco Grand Prix is won by William_Grover-Williams.


  • May – The Wickersham Commission begins its investigation of alcohol prohibition in the U.S.
  • May 7"The Battle Of Blood Alley" is fought in Sydney, Australia
  • May 16 – The 1st Academy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California, with Wings winning Best Picture.
  • May 31 – The British general election returns a hung parliament yet again; the Liberals will determine who has power.


  • June 1 – The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires.
  • June 3 – The Treaty of Lima settles a border dispute between Peru and Chile.
  • June 7 – The Lateran Treaty, making Vatican City a sovereign state, is ratified.
  • June 8Ramsay MacDonald founds a new Labour government.
  • June 21 – An agreement brokered by U.S. Ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • June 27 – The first public demonstration of color TV is held, by H. E. Ives and his colleagues at Bell Telephone Laboratories in New York. The first images are a bouquet of roses and an American flag. A mechanical system is used to transmit 50-line color television images between New York and Washington.


  • July 11 – In Russia, a secret decree of the Sovnarkom creates the backbone of the Gulag system.
  • July 24
    • French prime minister Raymond Poincaré resigns; he is succeeded by Aristide Briand.
    • 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).
  • July 25Pope Pius XI emerges from the Vatican and enters St. Peter's square in a huge procession witnessed by about 250,000 persons, thus ending nearly 60 years of papal self-imprisonment within the Vatican.
  • July 27
    • Red Crescent adopted as an additional LORCS emblem.
    • The Geneva Convention addresses the treatment of prisoners of war.


  • August 16 – The 1929 Palestine riots breaks out between Palestinians and Jews and continues until the end of the month. In total, 133 Jews and 116 Palestinians are killed.
  • August 23 and August 24 – The 1929 Hebron massacre, in which 65–68 Jews are killed by Palestinians and the remaining Jews are forced to leave Hebron.
  • August 29 – The 1929 Safed massacre, in which 18–20 Jews are killed by Palestinians in Safed.
  • August 31 – The Young Plan, which set the total World War I reparations owed by Germany at US$26,350,000,000 to be paid over a period of 58½ years, is finalized.


  • September 3 – The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) peaks at 381.17, a height it would not reach again until November 1954.
  • September 5Aristide Briand presents his plan for the United States of Europe.
  • September 17 – A coup ousts Augustinas Voldemaras in Lithuania; the new president is Antanas Smetona.
  • September 30Fritz von Opel pilots the first rocket-powered aircraft, the Opel RAK.1, in front of a large crowd in Frankfurt am Main.


  • October 18 – Women are announced to be persons by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in Britain. Women can be appointed to the Canadian Senate, an achievement by five Canadian women called the Famous Five.
  • October 22 – The government of Aristide Briand falls in France.

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, the beginning of the Great Depression

  • October 24October 29Wall Street Crash of 1929: Three multi-digit percentage drops wipe out more than $30 billion from the New York Stock Exchange (10 times greater than the annual budget of the federal government).
  • October 25 – Former U.S. Interior Secretary Albert B. Fall is convicted of bribery for his role in the Teapot Dome scandal, becoming the first Presidential cabinet member to go to prison for actions in office.


  • November – Vladimir Zworykin takes out the first patent for color television.
  • November 1
    • An annular solar eclipse is seen on Atlantic Ocean and Africa.
    • Conscription in Australia ends.[44]
  • November 7 – In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
  • November 181929 Grand Banks earthquake[36]
  • November 29Bernt Balchen, U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd, Captain Ashley McKinley, and Harold June, become the first to fly over the South Pole.


  • December 28 – "Black Saturday" in Samoa: New Zealand colonial police kill 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which leads the Mau movement to demand independence for Samoa.[12]
  • December 29 – The All India Congress in Lahore demands Indian independence.



  • January 1
    • Raymond Chow, Hong Kong film producer
    • Joseph Lombardo, American mafioso
    • Haruo Nakajima, Japanese actor
  • January 3
    • Sergio Leone, Italian director
    • Ernst Mahle, Brazilian composer
    • Gordon Moore, American computing entrepreneur and benefactor
  • January 5Wilbert Harrison, American singer
  • January 7Terry Moore, American actress
  • January 8Saeed Jaffrey, Indian actor
  • January 9Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
  • January 12Alasdair MacIntyre, Scottish-born American philosopher
  • January 15Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
  • January 17
    • Eilaine Roth, American female professional baseball player (d. 2011)
    • Elaine Roth, American female professional baseball player (d. 2007)
    • Tan Boon Teik, former Attorney-General of Singapore (d. 2012)
  • January 20Arte Johnson, American actor
  • January 23John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
  • January 25Benny Golson, American jazz musician
  • January 29George Ross Anderson, Jr., Anderson, South Carolina
  • January 31
    • Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2011)
    • Jean Simmons, English actress (d. 2010)
  • February 2Věra Chytilová, Czech director
  • February 3Huntington Hardisty, American admiral (d. 2003)
  • February 4Jerry Adler, American actor
  • February 5Luc Ferrari, French Composer (d. 2005)
  • February 6Sixten Jernberg, Swedish cross-country skier
  • February 10Hallgeir Brenden, Norwegian cross-country skier (d. 2007)
  • February 15
    • Graham Hill, English race car driver (d. 1975)
    • Kauko Armas Nieminen, Finnish physicist
    • James Schlesinger, American politician
  • February 17Patricia Routledge, English actress
  • February 18Len Deighton, British author
  • February 24Zdzislaw Beksinski, Polish surrealist painter (d. 2005)
  • March 1Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
  • March 8Hebe Camargo, Brazilian television presenter, actress and singer
  • March 13Peter Breck, American actor and former drama teacher
  • March 19Miquel Martí i Pol, Catalan poet (d. 2003)
  • March 23 – Sir Roger Bannister, British athlete
  • March 27Rita Briggs, American female professional baseball player (d. 1994)
  • March 29Lennart Meri, former President of Estonia (d. 2006)
  • April 1Jane Powell, American actress
  • April 3Poul Schlüter, Danish politician
  • April 5Ivar Giaever, Norwegian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • April 10Max von Sydow, Swedish actor
  • April 14Chadli Bendjedid, former President of Algeria
  • April 22Michael Atiyah, British-Lebanese mathematician


  • May 1Ralf Dahrendorf, Anglo-German sociologist (d. 2009)
  • May 2Édouard Balladur, French Prime Minister
  • May 4
    • Audrey Hepburn, British actress (d. 1993)
    • Ronald Golias, Brazilian comedian and actor (d. 2005)
  • May 5Ilene Woods, American singer and actress (d. 2010)
  • May 6Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, Nobel laureate (d. 2007)
  • May 8Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese singer and actress (The Courtship of Eddie's Father) (d. 2007)
  • May 10Betty Foss, American female professional baseball player (d. 1998)
  • May 11Margaret Kerry, American actress
  • May 12Sam Nujoma, first President of Namibia
  • May 20Ahmed Hamdi, Egyptian soldier, that fought in Yom Kippur (d. 1973)
  • May 21Alice Drummond, American actress
  • May 26Beverly Sills, American soprano (d. 2007)
  • June 3Werner Arber, Swiss microbiologist, Nobel laureate
  • June 6Milton Glaser, American graphic designer, illustrator and teacher.
  • June 4Karolos Papoulias, President of Greece
  • June 12Anne Frank, German-born diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)
  • June 20Anne Weale, British writer (d. 2007)
  • July 1Gerald Edelman, American biologist, Nobel laureate
  • July 2Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines
  • July 9 – King Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)
  • July 11David Kelly (actor), Irish actor
  • July 19Alice Pollitt, American female professional baseball player
  • July 22U. A. Fanthorpe, British poet (d. 2009)
  • July 26Joseph Jackson, Father of the Jackson Family
  • July 28Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, American First Lady (d. 1994)
  • August 8Ronnie Biggs, British robber
  • August 24Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, Nobel laureate (d. 2004)
  • August 27Ralph T. Coe, American art historian of Native American art


  • September 4Thomas Eagleton, 77, United States Senator for Missouri (1969–1987) (d. 2007)
  • September 5Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor
  • September 10Arnold Palmer, American golfer
  • September 15Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist, Nobel laureate
  • September 16Maxine Kline, American female professional baseball player
  • September 19Mel Stewart, African-American actor (d. 2002)
  • September 21Sandor Kocsis, Hungarian football player (d. 1979)
  • September 22Hédi Váradi, Hungarian actress (d. 1987)
  • September 25Barbara Walters, American journalist
  • September 28Lata Mangeshkar, Indian singer
  • October 2Moses Gunn, African-American actor (d. 1993)
  • October 13Walasse Ting, Chinese-American painter (d. 2010)
  • October 15Antonino Zichichi, Italian physicist
  • October 20Colin Jeavons, Welsh actor
  • October 22Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (d. 1990)
  • October 24Clifford Rose, British classical actor
  • November 2
    • Richard E. Taylor, Canadian-born physicist, Nobel laureate
    • Rachel Ames, American actress
  • November 7Eric R. Kandel, Austrian-born neuroscientist, Nobel laureate
  • November 9Imre Kertesz, Hungarian writer, Nobel laureate
  • November 12Grace Patricia Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco (d. 1982)
  • November 13Fred Phelps, American Pastor (Westboro Baptist Church)
  • November 24Franciszek Kokot, nephrologist
  • November 30Dick Clark, American television entertainer (d. 2012)
  • December 9Bob Hawke, twenty-third Prime Minister of Australia
  • December 16Nicholas Courtney, British actor (d. 2011)
  • December 29Susie Garrett, American actress and sister of Marla Gibbs (d. 2002)



  • January 5
    • Marc McDermott, Australian-American actor (b. 1881)
    • Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia (b. 1856)
  • January 13Wyatt Earp, American gunfighter (b. 1848)
  • January 30
    • Franklin J. Drake, American admiral (b. 1846)
    • La Goulue, French dancer (b. 1866)
  • February 6Maria Christina of Austria, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
  • February 11Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1840)
  • February 12Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • February 14Thomas Burke, American sprinter (b. 1875)
  • February 18William Russell, American actor (b. 1884)
  • February 24Frank Keenan, American actor (b. 1858)
  • February 27Briton Hadden, co-founder of Time Magazine. (b. 1898)
  • March 1Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
  • March 2Sir Edward Hobart Seymour, British admiral (b. 1840)
  • March 5David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American inventor (b. 1854)
  • March 12Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician (b. 1851)
  • March 15Pinetop Smith, American blues pianist (b. 1904)
  • March 18William P. Cronan, Naval Governor of Guam (b. 1879)
  • March 20Ferdinand Foch, French commander of Allied forces in World War I (b. 1851)
  • April 4
    • Karl Benz, German automotive pioneer (b. 1844)
    • William Michael Crose, United States Navy Commander and the seventh Naval Governor of American Samoa (b. 1867)
  • April 22Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
  • April 24Caroline Rémy, French feminist (b. 1855)
  • May 21Archibald Primrose, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1847)
  • June 8Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (b. 1861)
  • June 11William Dickson Boyce, American entrepreneur and founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1858)
  • June 16Bramwell Booth, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
  • June 26Amandus Adamson, Estonian sculptor (b. 1855)
  • June 28Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)


  • July 2Gladys Brockwell, American actress (b. 1894)
  • July 3Dustin Farnum, American actor (b. 1874)
  • July 12Robert Henri, American painter (b. 1865)
  • July 15Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian writer (b. 1874)
  • August – Mary MacLane, Canadian feminist writer (b. 1881)
  • August 3
    • Thorstein Veblen, Norwegian-American economist (b. 1857)
    • Emil Berliner, German-born inventor (b. 1851)
  • August 5Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (b. 1847)
  • August 19Sergei Diaghilev, Russian ballet impresario (b. 1872)
  • August 26 – Sir Ernest Satow, British diplomat and scholar (b. 1843)
  • August 27Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (b. 1892)
  • September 2Paul Leni, German filmmaker (b. 1885)
  • September 12Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
  • September 23Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
  • September 24Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai doctor and father of King Rama IX (b. 1892)
  • September 29Tanaka Giichi, 26th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1863)
  • October 1Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
  • October 3
    • Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1890)
    • Gustav Stresemann, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1878)
  • October 28Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
  • October 29Emily Robin, English Madame (b. 1874)
  • November 6Prince Maximilian of Baden, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1867)
  • November 17Herman Hollerith, American businessman and inventor (b. 1860)
  • November 24
    • Georges Clemenceau, Premier of France (b. 1841)
    • Raymond Hitchcock, American actor (b. 1865)
  • December 10Harry Crosby, American publisher and poet (b. 1898)
  • December 20Émile Loubet, 8th President of France (b. 1838)
  • December 29Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)

Nobel Prizes[]

  • PhysicsPrince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie
  • ChemistryArthur Harden, Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin
  • Physiology or MedicineChristiaan Eijkman, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins
  • LiteratureThomas Mann
  • PeaceFrank Billings Kellogg


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People of the year 1929 at Familypedia

132 people were born in 1929

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Michelle Adler (1929-2000)Xavier Adler (1893-1972)Deborah Berlin (1899-1971)
Rosemary Alessi (1929-1994)
Roland Neal Anderson (1929-2017)Elroy Sigmund (Roy) Anderson (1897-1986)Helen Alene Mudica (1904-1986)
Jeanette Arnold (1929-2000)James Arnold (-)Netty Unknown (-)
Adela Esther Assumma (1929-2014)Giuseppe Assumma (1882-1947)Ángela Bilotti (1886-1970)
Emily Marie Avila (1929)Manuel Machado Avila (1881-1961)Adriana Matilda Azevedo Avila (1891-1981)
Jason Baar (1929-2008)Jeffrey Baar (1870-1929)Barbara Wilson (1878-1951)
Charles Baginski (1929-2005)Abraham Baginski (1900-1959)Jane Heilbron (1901-1957)
Helen Condie Baird (1929-1991)James Alexander Baird (1891-1956)Ada Condie (1894-1965)
Madeleine Balkoff (1929-1979)Barney Balkoff (1905-1969)Rachel Barksy (1910-1973)
Sophie Barry (1929-2000)Mark Barry (1900-1988)Avril Lambert (1899-1959)
Ina Mae Bass (1929-2000)Frank Herbert Bass (1887-1968)Estle Beatrice Ball (1893-1968)
Amanda Beckermann (1929-2004)Albert Beckermann (1890-1960)Albina Borgström (1896-1959)
Genya I Benaderet (1929-1996)Alexandre Benaderet (1900-1969)Filipa Duarte (1899-1973)
Walter Berry (1929-1999)
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61 children were born to the 74 women born in 1929

290 people died in 1929

 FatherMotherAge at death
Harriet Marie Parry Adams (1904-1929)John Quincy Adams (1866-1945)Armenia Julia Parry (1862-1947)
Mahidol Adulyadej (1892-1929)Chulalongkorn the Great (1853-1910)Savang Vadhana (1862-1955)
Georgina Gordon Ainslie (c1845-1929)James Ainslie (1808-1860)Mary Steven (1808-1887)
James Alderton (1849-1929)John Alderton (1806-1893)Mary Coffee (1816-1902)
Ellen Aurelia Allred (1850-1929)James Tillmon Sanford Allred (1825-1905)Elizabeth Bridget Manwaring (1821-1866)
Richard Anthoney (c1837-1929)
Rosalie DeWolf Anthony (1844-1929)Charles Lee Anthony (1820-1874)Catherine Holmes (1824-1882)
Jens Peder Apel (1839-1929)Johan Peder Apel (1809-1890)Kirsten Pedersdatter (1805-1891)90
Leonardo Apolloni (1861-1929)
Natalia Apostol (1857-1929)
George Gough Arbuthnot (1847-1929)Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (1805-1879)Gertrude Sophia Gough (c1816-1882)
Robert Archer (1848-1929) abadorWilliam Archer (c1812-1891)Ellen Thomson (c1818-1903)
Robert Archer (1848-1929)William Archer (c1812-1891)Ellen Thomson (c1818-1903)81
William Armstrong (1874-1929)Jordan Armstrong (1852-1900)Danielle Alberts (1850-1928)
Edmond Arnsenault (1869-1929)
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14903 people lived in 1929

Lady Irina Bud de BudfalvaLord János Bud de BudfalvaBaroness Anna Tisza de Borosjenő et Szeged
Tsunekichi Yonogi (1905-2015)Shigeru Yonogi (1876-1940)Miyoko Yonogi (1882-1950)
Fyodor Yaroslavich of Novgorod (1219-1233)Yaroslav II Vsevolodovich of Vladimir (1191-1246)Rostislava Mstislavna of Smolensk (c1202-1244)
Ludwik Wiktor Plater-Zyberk h. wł (1853-1938)Henryk Wacław Ksawery Plater-Zyberk (1811-1903)Adelaida von Keller (1817-1905)
Samantha Aaberg (1859-1930)
Geertje Aangeenbrug (1871-1947)Pieter Aangeenbrug (1834-1908)Grietje Breed (1845)
Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Thomas Aaron (1850-1932)Sarah Dobbs (1858-1948)
Hubert Charles Titus Aaron (1919-1941)Alfred Alonzo Aaron (1883-1969)Jemima Davis (1884-1966)
Sadie Aaronson (1908-1970)Jack Aaronson (1880-1927)Laura Barenboim (1882-1932)
Rebecca Ababio (1926-1998)
Amanda Abadie (1898-1957)Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Jeanette Armellino (1860-1934)
Jean-Claude Abadie (1848-1930)Donatien Abadie (1820-1900)Clara Mermoz (1819-1903)
Annabelle Abargil (1922-2000)
Dominique Abasolo (1882-1947)Rafael Abasolo (1849-1900)Nancy Haugen (1855-1929)
Jennifer Abaya (1918-1996)
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Events of the year 1929 at Familypedia

114 people were married in 1929.

 Joined with
Florence May Allen (1896-1960)Edgar Lawrence Greentree (1895-1960)
Charles Ankrum (1906-1985)Mary Dolores Ockenfels (1906-2007)
Aline Rose Arbuthnot-Leslie (1888-1948)Charles Fox Maule Ramsay (1885-1926)+Arthur Michael Cosmo Bertie (1886-1957)
Stephen Koenig Armstrong (1907-1990)Viola Louise Engel (1907-1990)
Joey Matenga Ashton (1907-1993)Inez Sarah Blunden (-1985)
Elsie Evelyn Lillian Barber (1906-1964)Adam de Witt Worboys (1905-1966)
John Christopher Beaven (1869-1955)Hannah Morris (1876-1925)+Cora Ethel Bradley (1889-1975)
Gladys May Bellamy (1906-1989)John Lark (1892-1977)
Eileen May Bennett (1900-1962)Reginald Parnell
Märtha av Sverige (1901-1954)Olav V of Norway (1903-1991)
Arthur Michael Cosmo Bertie (1886-1957)Aline Rose Arbuthnot-Leslie (1888-1948)+Lilian Isabel Cary-Elwes (1902-2000)
Mervyn Ronald Binnie (1905-1931)Helene Amy Young (c1907-1945)
Joseph Lyle Blundell (1888-1949)Vera Mary Kitson (1892-1928)+Louise Maud McKay (-1974)
Edmund Bromage Blunt (1903-1987)Nellie Dickens (bef1929-)
Dolly Gerarda Bogaardt (c1904-)Adrianus Johannes Lemmens (1904-1990)
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There were 0 military battles in 1929.

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