Explore what happened in1929

1929

The torch passed from President Calvin Coolidge to America’s 31st president, Herbert Hoover, on March 4th of 1929. At this time, census numbers place the world population at just over 2.1 billion.

1929

The most common names for newborns at the time were Robert and, just like many years prior, Mary. Included among these bundles of joy were famous Civil Rights leader, Martin Luther King Junior; a famous female fashion designer, Liz Claiborne; a future Canadian Prime Minster, John Turney; and a future first lady, Jacqueline Kennedy. As the sun rose on those four, this year also saw the passing of Wyatt Earp, Karl Benz, and Elijah McCoy.

These 364 days also saw changes to Sunday comics, a tragedy that forever changed February 14th, and the establishment of Grand Teton National Park. Libraries had a hard time keeping books like All Quiet on the Western Front, A Farewell to Arms, and The Sound and the Fury on the shelves. In contrast, on the silver screen, movies like Pandora’s Box, The Broadway Melody, and The Cocoanauts shot to the top of the box office charts.

Whether you knew it or not, a lot of things did not exist until 1929. These items include sci-fi (Buck Rogers) and first adventure-based (Tarzan) comic strips, the Academy Awards, and nudist organizations. Even if they were not the first in the world, some other notable things happened: the forming of the USA’s Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization, the expulsion of Trotsky from Russia, the arrival of Mother Theresa in Calcutta, the withdrawal of British troops from Germany in September, and the invention of the car radio. Sadly, some tragedies also marred these 365 days. Mobsters killed eight during the Valentine’s day massacre. The worst thing of all occurred on October 29th as the Dow Jones plummeted and marked the beginnings of the Great Depression. While this would help make Hoover synonymous with an item used for sucking, the vacuum, this year also saw him grant his name to the Boulder Dam.

For everyone who loves headbanging on the highway, or loved their first reading of All Quiet on the Western Front, they owe some measure of gratitude to the year 1929.

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Movies

Which were the most popular movies released this year ?

The Broadway Melody

Directed by: Harry Beaumont

Starring: Bessie Love, Anita Page, Charles King

Country: United States

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Napoleon

Directed by: Abel Gance

Starring: Albert Dieudonn, Vladimir Roudenko, Edmond Van Dale

Country: United States

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The Iron Mask

Directed by: Allan Dwan

Starring: Douglas Fairbanks, Belle Bennett, Marguerite De La Motte

Country: United States

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High Voltage

Directed by: Howard Higgin

Starring: William Boyd, Carole Lombard, Owen Moore

Country: United States

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in 1929 ?

All Quiet on the Western Front

By: Erich Maria Remarque

Paul Baumer enlisted with his classmates in the German army of World War I. Youthful, enthusiastic, they become soldiers. But despite what they have learned, they break into pieces under the first bombardment in the trenches.

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Dodsworth

By: Sinclair Lewis

Dodsworth is a satirical novel by American writer Sinclair Lewis, about a retired fellow and his wife who tour Europe together in the 1920's. On their extensive travels across Europe they are soon caught up in vastly different lifestyles, and ...

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Dark Hester

By: Anne Douglas Sedgwick

Young girl's mystery novel from 1919 in England.

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The Bishop Murder Case

By: S. S. Van Dine

Contains 3 complete S.S. Van Dine Mystery Novels -- The "canary" Murder Case, The Greene Murder Case, and The Bishop Murder Case.

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Popular names

Which were the top popular names given to babies born in 1929 in the USA ?

Top #10 male names
  1. Robert
  2. James
  3. John
  4. William
  5. Charles
  6. Richard
  7. Donald
  8. George
  9. Joseph
  10. Edward
Top #10 female names
  1. Mary
  2. Betty
  3. Dorothy
  4. Helen
  5. Margaret
  6. Doris
  7. Barbara
  8. Ruth
  9. Shirley
  10. Patricia

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