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Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar.
Events of 1929
- 1 January - California loses to Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in the 15th Rose Bowl by a score of 8-7.
- 2 January - Canada and the United States agree on a plan to preserve Niagara Falls.
- 9 January - The Seeing Eye is established with the mission to train dogs to assist the blind (Nashville, Tennessee).
- 10 January - Tintin, a comic book character created by Hergé, makes his debut. He went on to be published in over 200 million comic books in 60 languages.
- 15 January - Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia.
- 15 January - First issue of Annales d'histoire économique et sociale published in France by Armand Colin.
- 17 January - Popeye, a comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, makes his debut.
- 18 January - Leon Trotsky expelled from Soviet Union; he moves to Turkey in 29 January and applies for sanctuary in France and Germany.
- 29 January - Seeing Eye Dog organization is formed.
- 11 February
- 14 February - St. Valentine's Day Massacre: Seven gangsters, rivals of Al Capone, are murdered in Chicago.
- 18 February - First Academy Awards are announced.
- 26 February - The Grand Teton National Park is established by Congress.
- 3 March - Revolt attempt of Generals José Gonzalo Escobar and Jesús María Aguirre fails in Mexico.
- 4 March - Herbert Hoover is inaugurated as the 31st President of the United States, succeeding Calvin Coolidge.
- 16 March - A part-talkie film version of Show Boat, based on Edna Ferber's novel rather than the musical, premieres in Palm Beach. The film stars Laura La Plante and Joseph Schildkraut. It is critically panned and not successful at the box office.
- May - Wickersham Commission begins investigation of alcohol prohibition in U.S.
- 13 May - National Crime Syndicate founded in Atlantic City.
- 14 May - Wilfred Rhodes takes his 4000th first-class wicket during a performance of 9 for 39 at Leyton.
- 15 May - A fire at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio kills 123.
- 16 May - 1st Academy Awards are presented at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California, with Wings winning Best Picture.
- 17 May - Al Capone and bodyguard were arrested for concealing deadly weapons.
- 31 May - British general election returns a hung parliament yet again - Liberals will determine who has power.
- 7 June
- 8 June - Ramsay MacDonald founds new Labour government.
- 12 June - Annelies Marie Frank (Anne Frank) was born in Frankfurt am Main.
- 16 June - Otto E. Funk, 62, ends marathon walk (New York City to San Francisco, 4165 miles in 183 days).
- 21 June - Agreement brokered by US ambassador Dwight Whitney Morrow ends the Cristero War in Mexico. In 27 June, church bells ring for the first time in years
- 27 June - First public demonstration of color TV, 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 was used to transmit 50-line colour television images between New York and Washington.
- 5 July - Scotland Yard seizes 12 nude paintings of D. H. Lawrence from the Mayfair gallery on grounds of indecency
- 24 July
- 25 July - Pope 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.
- 27 July - Third Geneva Convention.
- 8 August - The German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight (will end on 29 August).
- 19 August - The radio comedy show Amos and Andy makes its debut starring Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll.
- 23 August - The 1929 Palestine riots of the Hebron, Safed, and Gaza Jewish communities got underway.
- 5 September - Aristide Briand presents his plan of the United States of Europe.
- 7 September - Steamboat Kuru sinks in Näsijärvi, Tampere, Finland claiming 136 lives.
- 17 September - Coup ousts Augustinas Voldemaras in Lithuania; new president is Antanas Smetona
- 11 October - JC Penney opens Store #1252 in Milford, Delaware, making it a nationwide company with stores in all 48 states.
- 18 October - Women are announced to be persons by the privy council in Britain. Women can be appointed to the Canadian Senate. Achieved by five Canadian women called the Famous Five.
- 22 October - Government of Aristide Briand falls in France.
- 24 October - The start of the Black Thursday stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
- 28 October - Black Monday stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange
- 29 October - Black Tuesday stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange
- 1 November Annual Solar Eclipse of 1929 Nov 01.
- November - Vladimir Zworykin takes out the first patent for colour television.
- 7 November - In New York City, the Museum of Modern Art opens to the public.
- 15 November - The Ambassador Bridge is opened to traffic.
- 18 November - 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, killing 28. As of 1997, it is Canada's most lethal earthquake.
- 29 November - Floyd Bennett, US Admiral Richard Byrd, Captain Ashley McKinley, and Harold June, become the first to fly over the South Pole.
- 2 December - First Lightpoles in London
- 3 December - Great Depression: US President Herbert Hoover announces to U.S. 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.
- 28 December - " Black Saturday" in Samoa: New Zealand colonial police kill 11 unarmed demonstrators, an event which leads the Mau movement to demand independence for Samoa.
- 29 December - All India Congress in Lahore demands Indian independence
- 31 December - Guy Lombardo plays Auld Lang Syne for the first time
- The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis is proposed.
- Greatest number of fatal civil aircraft crashes in US history.
- Civil war in Afghanistan.
- Lapua Movement in Finland.
- Ross County F.C.founded in Dingwall, Scotland. They initially play in the Highland League.
|Ab urbe condita||2682|
|Bahá'í calendar||85 – 86|
|Byzantine calendar||7437 – 7438|
|Chinese calendar|| 戊辰年十一月廿一日
— to —己巳年十二月初一日
|Coptic calendar||1645 – 1646|
|Ethiopian calendar||1921 – 1922|
|Hebrew calendar||5689 – 5690|
|- Vikram Samvat||1984 – 1985|
|- Shaka Samvat||1851 – 1852|
|- Kali Yuga||5030 – 5031|
|Iranian calendar||1307 – 1308|
|Islamic calendar||1347 – 1348|
|Japanese calendar|| Shōwa 4
|Thai solar calendar||2472|
- 3 January - Sergio Leone, Italian film director (d. 1989)
- 6 January - Babrak Karmal, General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, third President of Afghanistan (d. 1996)
- 9 January - Brian Friel, Irish dramatist
- 15 January - Martin Luther King Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)
- 17 January - Jacques Plante, Canadian hockey player (d. 1986)
- 20 January - Fireball Roberts, American race car driver (d. 1964)
- 22 January - Petr Eben, Czech composer (d. 2007)
- 23 January - John Charles Polanyi, Canadian chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 26 January - Jules Feiffer, American cartoonist and writer
- 26 January - Gordon Solie, American wrestling commentator (d. 1999)
- 28 January - Acker Bilk, American jazz clarinetist
- 28 January - Claes Oldenbourg, Swedish sculptor
- 27 January - Gastón Suárez, Bolivian novelist and dramatist (d. 1984)
- 31 January - Rudolf Mössbauer, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 31 January - Jean Simmons, English actress
- 3 February - Ken Shipp, American football coach
- 5 February - Luc Ferrari, French composer (d. 2005)
- 5 February - Fred Sinowatz, Austrian politician
- 6 February - Pierre Brice, French actor
- 6 February - Oscar Sambrano Urdaneta, Venezuelan writer
- 10 February - Jerry Goldsmith, American composer (d. 2004)
- 14 February - Vic Morrow, American actor (d. 1982)
- 15 February - Graham Hill, English race car driver (d. 1975)
- 17 February - Chaim Potok, American rabbi and author (d. 2002)
- 17 February - Patricia Routledge, English actress
- 18 February - Len Deighton, British author
- 22 February - James Hong, Chinese actor
- 28 February - Hayden Fry, American football coach
- 28 February - Frank Gehry, Canadian-born architect
- 1 March - Georgi Markov, Bulgarian dissident (d. 1978)
- 4 March - Bernard Haitink, Dutch conductor
- 4 March - Josep Mestres Quadreny, Catalan composer
- 9 March - Desmond Hoyte, Prime Minister and President of Guyana (d. 2002)
- 17 March - Peter L. Berger, Austrian-born sociologist
- 23 March - Sir Roger Bannister, British runner
- 26 March - Tom Foley, former Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
- 1 April - Milan Kundera, Czech-born author
- 1 April - Bo Schembechler, American football coach (d. 2006)
- 5 April - Ivar Giaever, Norwegian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 5 April - Nigel Hawthorne, British actor (d. 2001)
- 6 April - André Previn, German-born pianist, composer, and conductor
- 6 April - Keijo Liinamaa, prime minister of Finland (d. 1980)
- 6 April - Suchitra Sen (Roma Dasgupta), the legendary Bengali Actress, is born in Pabna (now in Bangladesh).
- 8 April - Walter Berry, Austrian bass-baritone (d. 2000)
- 9 April - Fred Hollows, ophthalmologist (d. 1993)
- 10 April - Max von Sydow, Swedish actor
- 17 April - Michael Forest, American actor
- 18 April - Peter Jeffrey, British actor (d. 1999)
- 24 April - Rajkumar, Indian singer (d. 2006)
- 29 April - Fred Hollows, a famous Ophthalmologist, is born in New Zealand.
- 1 May - Ralf Dahrendorf, German-British social scientist and member of the House of Lords)
- 4 May - Emilio Enrico Belén, Spanish painter and poet
- 4 May - Audrey Hepburn, Belgian actress (d. 1993)
- 4 May - Sydney MacDonald Lamb, American linguist
- 6 May - Paul Lauterbur, American chemist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 8 May - Miyoshi Umeki, Japanese actress (d. 2007)
- 10 May - Mel Lewis, American jazz musician (d. 1990)
- 10 May - Antonine Maillet, Canadian author
- 14 May - Henry McGee, English actor
- 14 May - Gump Worsley, Canadian hockey player
- 16 May - Adrienne Rich, American poet
- 21 May - Heinz Holliger, Swiss oboist
- 25 May - Beverly Sills, American soprano (d. 2007)
- 1 June - Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)
- 2 June - Norton Juster, American author and architect
- 3 June - Werner Arber, Swiss microbiologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 6 June - Sunil Dutt, Indian actor and politician (d. 2005)
- 10 June - Harald Juhnke, German entertainer (d. 2005)
- 12 June - Brigid Brophy, English author (d. 1995)
- 12 June - Anne Frank, German-born diarist and Holocaust victim (d. 1945)
- 13 June - Alan Civil, English French horn player (d. 1989)
- 16 June - Ramon Bieri, American actor (d. 2001)
- 17 June - Tigran Petrosian, Russian chess player (d. 1984)
- 18 June - Jürgen Habermas, German philosopher and sociologist in the tradition of critical theory and American pragmatism.
- 21 June - Abdel Halim Hafez, Egyptian singer and actor (d. 1977)
- 23 June - June Carter Cash, American singer (d. 2003)
- 26 June - Milton Glaser, American graphic designer
- 29 June - Oriana Fallaci, Italian journalist and writer (note - some sources indicate 24 July as date of birth; d. 2006)
- 1 July - Gerald Edelman, American biologist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 2 July - Imelda Marcos, First Lady of the Philippines
- 4 July - Bill Tuttle, baseball player
- 5 July - Tony Lock, English cricketer (d. 1995)
- 9 July - King Hassan II of Morocco (d. 1999)
- 11 July - Hermann Prey, German bass-baritone (d. 1998)
- 13 July - Sofia Muratova, Soviet gymnast
- 18 July - Dick Button, American figure skater
- 18 July - Screamin' Jay Hawkins, American musician (d. 2000)
- 25 July - Somnath Chatterjee, Indian politician
- 26 July - Alexis Weissenberg, Bulgarian-born pianist
- 28 July - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, wife of John F Kennedy (d. 1994)
- 31 July - Lynne Reid Banks, British author
- 1 August - Hafizullah Amin, General Secretary of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, second President of Afghanistan (d. 1979)
- 5 August - Reg Lindsay, Australian country music legend (d. 2008)
- 8 August - Ronald Biggs, British criminal
- 9 August - Abdi İpekçi, Turkish journalist, intellectual and an activist for human rights (d. 1979)
- 16 August - Bill Evans, American jazz pianist (d. 1980)
- 16 August - Helmut Rahn, German footballer (d. 2003)
- 21 August - X. J. Kennedy, American poet
- 24 August - Yasser Arafat, Palestinian leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 2004)
- 26 August - Maurice Tempelsman, Belgian diamond merchant and financier
- 27 August - Ira Levin, American author (d. 2007)
- 28 August - Istvan Kertesz, Hungarian conductor (d. 1973)
- 29 August - Thom Gunn, British poet (d. 2004)
- 1 September - Anne Ramsey, American actress (d. 1988)
- 3 September - James J. Bulger, FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive
- 4 September - Thomas Eagleton, American senator (d. 2007)
- 5 September - Bob Newhart, American comedian and actor
- 5 September - Andrian Nikolayev, cosmonaut (d. 2004)
- 6 September - Yash Johar, Indian film producer (d. 2004)
- 8 September - Christoph von Dohnanyi, German conductor
- 9 September - Claude Nougaro, French singer (d. 2004)
- 15 September - Eva Burrows, General of The Salvation Army
- 15 September - Murray Gell-Mann, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 20 September - Anne Meara, American comedienne and actress
- 21 September - Bernard Williams, British philosopher (d. 2003)
- 25 September - Ronnie Barker, British comedian (d. 2005)
- 25 September - Barbara Walters, American journalist
- 1 October - Ken Arthurson, Australian rugby league identity
- 7 October - Robert Westall, British author (d. 1993)
- 12 October - Robert Coles, American psychologist and author
- 12 October - Magnús Magnússon, Icelandic-born British television presenter (d. 2007)
- 14 October - Yvon Durelle, Canadian boxer
- 16 October - Fernanda Montenegro, Brazilian actress
- 21 October - Ursula K. Le Guin, American author
- 22 October - Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (d. 1990)
- 24 October - George Crumb, American composer
- 24 October - Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer and playwright (d. 2004)
- 28 October - John Hollander, American poet
- 29 October - Yevgeny Primakov, Russian politician and a former Prime Minister of Russia.
- 2 November - Rachel Ames, American actress
- 2 November - Muhammad Rafiq Tarar, President of Pakistan
- 2 November - Richard E. Taylor, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
- 4 November - Doris Roberts, American actress
- 7 November - Eric R. Kandel, Austrian-born neuroscientist, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
- 8 November - Lal Krishna Advani, Indian politician
- 9 November - Imre Kertesz, Hungarian writer, Nobel Prize laureate
- 11 November - LaVern Baker, American singer (d. 1997)
- 12 November - Grace Patricia Kelly, American actress and Princess of Monaco (d. 1982)
- 13 November - Fred Phelps, leader of the Westboro Baptist Church
- 15 November - Edward Asner, American actor
- 19 November - Norman Cantor, Canadian medieval scholar (d. 2004)
- 28 November - Berry Gordy, Musician
- 30 November - Dick Clark, American television entertainer
- 6 December - Nikolaus Harnoncourt, German-born conductor
- 9 December - Bob Hawke, twenty-third Prime Minister of Australia
- 13 December - Christopher Plummer, Canadian actor
- 16 December - Nicholas Courtney, British actor
- 16 December - James Moore, British author
- 17 December - Jacqueline Hill, British actress (d. 1993)
- 23 December - Chet Baker, American jazz musician (d. 1988)
- 25 December - Stuart Hall, British radio and television presenter
- 28 December - Brian Redhead, English journalist and broadcaster (d. 1994)
- 28 December - Terry Sawchuk, Canadian hockey player (d. 1970)
January - June
- 5 January - Nikolai Nikolaevich Romanov, Grand Duke of Russia (b. 1856)
- 13 January - Wyatt Earp, American gunfighter (b. 1848)
- 30 January - La Goulue, French dancer (b. 1866)
- 6 February - Maria Christina of Austria, Queen Regent of Spain (b. 1858)
- 11 February - Johann II, Prince of Liechtenstein (b. 1840)
- 12 February - Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
- 14 February - Tom Burke, American runner (b. 1875)
- 1 March - Royal H. Weller, American politician (b. 1881)
- 5 March - David Dunbar Buick, Scottish-American inventor
- 12 March - Asa Griggs Candler, American businessman and politician (b. 1851)
- 20 March - Ferdinand Foch, French commander of Allied forces in World War I (b. 1851)
- 4 April - Karl Benz, German automotive pioneer (b. 1844)
- 22 April - Henry Lerolle, French painter (b. 1848)
- 24 April - Caroline Rémy, French feminist (b. 1855)
- 21 May - Archibald Primrose, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1847)
- 8 June - Bliss Carman, Canadian poet (b. 1861)
- 11 June - William Dickson Boyce, American entrepreneur and founder of the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1858)
- 16 June - Bramwell Booth, General of The Salvation Army (b. 1856)
- 28 June - Edward Carpenter, English poet (b. 1844)
July - December
- 15 July - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Austrian writer (b. 1874)
- August - Mary MacLane, Canadian feminist writer (b. 1881)
- 3 August - Thorstein Veblen, Norwegian-born economist (b. 1857)
- 3 August - Emil Berliner, German-born inventor (b. 1851)
- 5 August - Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist and feminist (b. 1847)
- 26 August - Sir Ernest Satow, British diplomat and scholar (b. 1843)
- 27 August - Herman Potočnik Noordung, Slovenian rocket engineer (b. 1892)
- 12 September - Rainis, Latvian poet and playwright (b. 1865)
- 23 September - Richard Adolf Zsigmondy, Austrian-born chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1865)
- 24 September - Mahidol Adulyadej, Thai doctor (b. 1892)
- 29 September - Tanaka Giichi, 26th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1863)
- 1 October - Antoine Bourdelle, French sculptor (b. 1861)
- 3 October - Jeanne Eagels, American actress (b. 1890)
- 3 October - Gustav Stresemann, Chancellor of Germany, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1878)
- 28 October - Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1849)
- 6 November - Prince Maximilian of Baden, Chancellor of Germany (b. 1867)
- 17 November - Herman Hollerith, American businessman and inventor (b. 1860)
- 24 November - Georges Clemenceau, Premier of France (b. 1841)
- 10 December - Harry Crosby, American publisher and poet (b. 1898)
- 20 December - Émile Loubet, 7th President of France (b. 1838)
- 29 December - Wilhelm Maybach, German automobile designer (b. 1846)
- Physics - Prince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie
- Chemistry - Arthur Harden, Hans Karl August Simon von Euler-Chelpin
- Physiology or Medicine - Christiaan Eijkman, Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins
- Literature - Thomas Mann
- Peace - Frank Billings Kellogg