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Events in 1929

10 January: The first comic strip by Hergé featuring Tintin is published in Le Petit Vingtième, a children's supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le XXe Siècle.
14 January: The Julian calendar including its New Year's Day is delayed by 13 days.
15 January: Martin Luther King, Jr., American human rights activist, is born in Atlanta, Georgia.
29 January: The thirty days of Ramadan in the Islamic year 1347 begin at the first sighting of the lunar crescent.
10 February: At this Chinese New Year the Dragon makes way for the Year of the Snake.
11 February: Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See Pietro Gasparri and Prime Minister of Italy Benito Mussolini sign the Lateran Treaty, creating the independent state of Vatican City.
28 February: Muslims celebrate the Conclusion of the Fast on the first day of the month Shawwal.
31 March: The resurrection of Jesus Christ is celebrated on Easter Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox since the Council of Nicaea in 325.
4 April: Karl Benz, German engineer, considered the inventor of gasoline powered cars, dies in Ladenburg at age 84.
8 April: Jacques Brel, Belgian singer, is born in Brussels.
24 April: Jews celebrate Pesach for the next seven or eight days.
7 May: Muslims celebrate the Festival of Sacrifice on the tenth day of the month Dhu al-Hijjah.
16 May: In Hollywood, the first Academy Awards are presented to 15 filmmakers for an audience of about 270 people.
19 May: Seven weeks after Easter Christians celebrate Pentecost, possibly since 68 AD.
7 June: A committee headed by American diplomat Owen Young presents its first report on the settlement of German reparations debts after the Great War, the “Young Plan”.
12 June: Anne Frank, Jewish diarist during the Holocaust, is born in Frankfurt.
27 July: The Third Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War is concluded with a treaty to go into effect in 1931.
24 Augustus: Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, is born Mohammed Yasser Abdel Rahman Abdel Raouf Arafat al-Qudwa al-Husseini in Cairo, Gaza or elsewhere.
14 October: Jews celebrate Yom Kippur since sunset last night.
24 October: Black Thursday: The Great Crash of the Wall Street stock market replaces the abundance of the roaring twenties with the Great Depression of the thirties.
24 December: Christmas Eve starts off the holidays celebrating the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.

People in 1929

Time Person of the Year
American business man diplomat Owen Young, Time Man of the Year.
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Claus von Stauffenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Thomas Edison, Ivan Pavlov, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, George Eastman, Nikola Tesla, George Bernard Shaw, Charles Eastman, Max Planck, Sigmund Freud, Willem Kloos, Frederik van Eeden, Paul Nipkow, Rabindranath Tagore, Fridtjof Nansen, Auguste Lumière, David Hilbert, Pierre de Coubertin, Edvard Munch, William Randolph Hearst, Henry Ford, Louis Lumière, Marie Curie, Maxim Gorky, Mahatma Gandhi, Charivarius, Orville Wright, Ernest Rutherford, Louis Blériot, Bertrand Russell, Arnold Schoenberg, Gustav Holst, Guglielmo Marconi, Winston Churchill, Thomas Mann, Maurice Ravel, Albert Camus, Carl Jung, Jan Prins, Ibn Saud, Hermann Hesse, Joseph Stalin, Wallace Stevens, Leon Trotsky, Otto Hahn, Albert Einstein, Alfred Wegener, Pablo Picasso, Stefan Zweig, James Joyce, Willem Elsschot, Igor Stravinsky, Nescio, Franklin D. Roosevelt, John Maynard Keynes, Khalil Gibran, José Ortega y Gasset, Benito Mussolini, Harry S. Truman, Niels Bohr, David Ben-Gurion, Robert Schuman, P.N. van Eyck, Marc Chagall, J.C. Bloem, Erwin Schrödinger, Chiang Kai-shek, Chandrasekhara Raman, Andrei Tupolev, T.E. Lawrence, T. S. Eliot, Jawaharlal Nehru, Taha Hussein, Charlie Chaplin, Adolf Hitler, Edwin Hubble, Martin Heidegger, Anthony Fokker, Dwight Eisenhower, Agatha Christie, Charles de Gaulle, Ole Kirk Christiansen, Karl Dönitz, James Chadwick, J.R.R. Tolkien, Francisco Franco, Tito, Haile Selassie, Hermann Göring, Ivor Novello, Mao Zedong, Nikita Khrushchev, Martinus Nijhoff, Aldous Huxley, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Trygve Lie, Paul VI, Joseph Goebbels, J. Slauerhoff, M.C. Escher, René Magritte, Alfred Hitchcock, Vladimir Nabokov, Hendrik Marsman, Gladwyn Jebb, Jan Oort, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Walt Disney, Ernest Lawrence, Marlene Dietrich, Hirohito, Enrico Fermi, Charles Lindbergh, Puyi, Jan Campert, Belcampo, Louis Leakey, George Orwell, John von Neumann, Bob Hope, Salvador Dalí, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Ayn Rand, Gerard Kuiper, Jean-Paul Sartre, Dag Hammarskjöld, Samuel Beckett, Leonid Brezhnev, Kurt Gödel, Edwin McMillan, Bette Davis, Herbert von Karajan, Willard Libby, Ian Fleming, Albert Broccoli, U Thant, Wernher von Braun, Alan Turing, Richard Nixon, Jesse Owens, Gerald Ford, Menachem Begin, Benjamin Britten, Kees Stip, Yuri Andropov, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, Édith Piaf, Arthur C. Clarke, John F. Kennedy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nelson Mandela, Kurt Waldheim, Anwar Sadat, Isaac Asimov, John Paul II, Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Federico Fellini, Yves Montand, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Maria Callas, Lucebert, Margaret Thatcher, Malcolm X, Pol Pot, Douglas Engelbart, Fidel Castro, Elizabeth II, Dario Fo, Gabriel García Márquez, Andy Warhol, Che Guevara and Stanley Kubrick celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 1929

The year 1929 was a common year starting on a Tuesday, just like 1833, 1839, 1850, 1861, 1867, 1878, 1889, 1895, 1901, 1907 and 1918 in the century before it and 1935, 1946, 1957, 1963, 1974, 1985, 1991, 2002, 2013 and 2019 in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?1929 >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 25 May 2017.
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