1929 in History – What happened in year 1929

✅ Published on April 7th, 2009 in 20th Century in History

In history, year 1929 has its own importance and known for many memorable events like famous birthdays, inventions, natural disaster, treaties, change of rulers, special days etc. Find below a list of important historical events which happened during the year 1929.

Top Historical Events of the Year 1929 ⚡:

Date/MonthEvent / Incidence / Incident
10 januaryThe Adventures of Tintin, a series of popular comic books created by Belgian artist Hergé, first appeared in a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle.
11 februaryTo help settle the 'Roman Question', Italy and the Holy See of the Roman Catholic Church signed the Lateran Treaty to establish Vatican City as an independent sovereign enclave within Italy.
16 mayThe first Academy award was presented on May 16, 1929 by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts and Sciences t honor the best film of 1927 and 1928. The ceremony was held at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles, California and it did not broadcast either on radio or television.
16 mayThe 1st Academy Awards ceremony was heldat the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles.
31 mayThe first talking Mickey Mouse cartoon, "The Karnival Kid", was released. The Karnival Kid is a 1929 American animated short film directed by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks. It was produced in black and white by The Walt Disney Studio and released to theaters by Celebrity Productions. It is the ninth film in the Mickey Mouse film series, and the first in which Mickey speaks.
01 juneThe 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America was held in Buenos Aires. The First Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 1–12, 1929. 38 delegates, representing Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, took part in the meeting. The only established communist party in the region that did not participate was the Communist Party of Chile, which at time suffered a period of harsh repression under the Ibáñez government.
07 juneLateran treaty was signed. This treaty became the base for the existence of Vatican City. It was an agreement signed between Italy and Holy See. According to the agreement a new state was built in which sovereignty was given to Holy See. Also the constitutional rights were also provided to them.
08 juneMargaret Bondfield became the first female member of the Cabinet of the United Kingdom when she was named Minister of Labour by Ramsay MacDonald.
02 augustA high temperature influx in addition to drought like conditions transpired throughout Kansas, Okla, as well as Western Missouri. The temperature ended up being above 100 degrees and throughout Kansas it attained 107 degrees. This has been the hottest temperature, recorded by the weather station.
03 augustJiddu Krishnamurti, believed to likely be the messianic 'WorldTeacher', shocked the Theosophy movement by dissolving the Order of theStar, the organisation established to support him.
08 augustGerman airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin embarked on a flight to circumnavigate the world.
16 augustA long-running dispute between Muslims and Jews over access tothe Western Wall in Jerusalem escalated into a week-long period ofviolent riots throughout Palestine.
19 augustThe highly influential American radio comedy show Amos 'n' Andy made its debut.
23 augustPalestine riots-Arabs began attacking Jews in Hebron in theBritish Mandate of Palestine, killing over sixty people in two days.
28 octoberThis day marked Black Monday which saw a major stock market turmoil, a part of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which was to eventually lead to the Great Depression.
29 octoberThis day marked Black Monday which saw a major stock market turmoil, a part of the Wall Street Crash of 1929 which was to eventually lead to the Great Depression.
07 novemberThe Museum of Modern Art, often identified as themost influential museum of modern art in the world, opened to thepublic.
16 May16,000 people died in Venezuela and Colombia by earthquakes.
21 MayIndia's first air cargo service commenced between the then Calcutta (now Kolkata) and Bagdogra.
06 JuneEminent actor, producer and director of Indian films, Sunil Dutt was born in Jhelum, present-day Pakistan) district of West Punjab.
17 JulyThe Soviet Union ended diplomatic relations with China.
20 JulyThe evergreen actor of Hindi films Rajendra Kumar was born.
23 SeptemberChild Marriage Prevention Bill (Sharda Law) passed.
28 SeptemberThe great playback singer Lata Mangeshkar was born.
30 SeptemberThe first rocket to carry man flew.
28 OctoberThe US stock market Wall Street collapsed. Due to which the business market fell 24 per cent. It is called the biggest decline of American history.
04 AugustOn this day, the most famous playback singer of Indian cinema, actor, singer, director Kishore Kumar Khandwa, was born in Madhya Pradesh.
26 AugustAmerica manufactured the first roller coaster.
07 JanuaryMother Teresa resumed work among the poor and diseased by reaching Calcutta (now Kolkata).
08 JanuaryThe first telephone contact was established between the Netherlands and the West Indies.


Famous birthdays in the year 1929:

Date/MonthName / Profession / Country
01 MayLink Wray / Writer / United States of America
02 JuneNorton Juster / Author / United States of America
03 MayManuel Contreras / General / Chile
05 AprilHugo Claus / Poet / Belgium
05 OctoberRichard F. Gordon Jr. / Pilot / United States of America
08 AprilRenzo De Felice / Author / Italy
09 NovemberImre Kertész / Author / Hungary
10 JulyWinnie Ewing / Politician / Scotland
10 MayGeorge Coe / Actor / United States of America
11 March Jackie McGlew / Cricketer / South Africa
14 MayBarbara Branden / Author / United States of America
17 JuneBud Collins / Journalist / United States of America
19 DecemberGregory Carroll / Writer / United States of America
20 JulyHazel Hawke / Pianist / Australia
23 DecemberChet Baker / Trumpet / United States of America
24 NovemberGeorge Moscone / Lawyer / United States of America
25 JulyJudd Buchanan / Politician / Canada
29 January Elio Petri / Writer / Italy
30 NovemberJoan Ganz Cooney / Writer / United States of America
30 AugustGuy de Lussigny / Painter / France

Famous Indian Personalities Birthdays in the year 1929:

YearName / Profession / Country
07 JulyThakur Ram Lal / Politician / India
04 NovemberShakuntala Devi / Writer / India
09 NovemberK. G. Kannabiran / Lawyer / India
14 JulyKailash Chandra Joshi / Politician / India
28 AugustRajendra Yadav / Writer / India
15 JuneSuraiya / Singer / India
18 MayVenkataraman Radhakrishnan / Scientist / India
02 AugustVidya Charan Shukla / Politician / India
09 FebruaryA. R. Antulay / Politician / India
09 AprilSharan Rani Backliwal / Scholar / India
04 AugustKishore Kumar / Singer / India
11 OctoberB. B. Gurung / Politician / India
02 AugustVidya Charan Shukla / Politician / India
28 AprilBhanu Athaiya / Director / India
28 AprilBhanu Athaiya / Fashion Designer / India
09 February A. R. Antulay / Politician / India
22 DecemberWazir Mohammad / Cricketer / India
29 MarchUtpal Dutt / Actor / India
25 OctoberManepalli Narayana Rao Venkatach / Lawyer / India
03 JuneChimanbhai Patel / Politician / India
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