Friday 5 July 1929
It was Friday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Jacqueline Harpman and Mary Maxwell Gates.
High Voltage, directed by Howard Higgin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque was one of the best selling books.
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- Isle of Man: Tynwald Day (1266).
- Venezuela: Independence Day (1811).
- Algeria: Independence Day (1962).
- Cape Verde: Independence Day (1975).
- Church of the SubGenius: X-Day (1998).
- Armenia: Constitution Day (1995)
- Czech Republic and Slovakia: Arrival of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Great Moravia (around 863).
- Jacqueline Harpman
- Mary Maxwell Gates: Philanthropist / mother of Bill Gates.
- Katherine Helmond in Galveston: Texas, USA; actress (Soap, Mona - Who's The Boss?).
- Katherine Helmond: American film, theater and television actress.
- Dick Healey: American/Australian jazz musician, an alto saxophone and clarinet player, flutist.
- Mary Gates: Teacher.
- Jovan Rašković: Serbian psychiatrist academic and politician (d. 1992).
- Jiří Reynek: Czech poet and graphic artist (d. 2014).
- Chikao Ohtsuka: Japanese actor (d. 2015).
- Henry Lincoln Johnson: American member of 369th regiment (aka Harlem Hell Fighters), the first American to receive the Croix de guerre (Born 1897).
- 42nd Wimbledon Womens Tennis: Helen Moody beats Helen Jacobs (61 62)
- WOWO-AM, Indiana returns to air, 1 day after transmitter burns down
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