Wednesday 9 January 1929
It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Heiner Müller and Dorothea Puente.
The Sixth Sense, directed by Eusebio Fernndez Ardavn, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
On TV people were watching British Movietone News.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
Which were the most popular movies released in the last months ?
Which were the most popular TV series released in the last 30 days ?
Which were the important events of 9 January 1929 ?
- Balloon Ascension Day
- Philippines - Feast of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo district, Manila.
- 1788 - Ratification Day in Connecticut.
- 1822 - "I Will Stay" Day, when the Portuguese prince Pedro decided to stay in Brazil against the orders of the Portugal king Jopo VI, starting the Brazilian independence process.
- 1964 - Memorial day of Patriotic Panamanians for the Panama Canal (Martyrs' Day/Dia de los Martires).
- Eastern Orthodox - Feast of Saint Theophan the Recluse.
- Roman Catholic - Feast of Saint Adrian
- Stepfather's Day
- Heiner Müller: German (formerly East German) dramatist, poet, writer, essayist and theatre director.
- Dorothea Puente: American serial killer.
- Phyllis Givens: American esoteric and medical astrologer who tried to achieve automatic writing for ten years before her breakthrough in 1977.
- Ulu Grosbard
- Tom Riley: American lawyer and politician (d. 2011).
- Heiner Muller: German dramatist (d. 1995).
- Dorothea Montalvo: American homicide who, prior to her murder conviction, had forged checks as well as drugged and robbed old folks that she had met in bars.
- Brian Friel: Irish author playwright and director (d. 2015).
- KDB-AM in Santa Barbara CA begins radio transmissions
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