Sunday August 11, 1929

US date format: 8/11/1929, UK date format: 11/8/1929

It was Sunday, under the sign of Leo (see birth chart on August 11, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Ramsay MacDonald (Labour), Pope Pius XI was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Alun Hoddinott and Cora de Man-Canne Meyer. Say It with Songs, directed by Lloyd Bacon, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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  • Brazil - Student�s Day, Lawyer�s Day, Foundation of the Law Studies in Brazil
  • Zimbabwe - Heroes Day
  • Taiwan - Valentine's Day
  • Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 5 saints: St. Tiburtius
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  • Persia and Iraq sign friendship treaty
  • Russian-Chinese border fights
  • Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Say It with Songs

Say It with Songs

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

Starring: Al Jolson, Davey Lee, Marian Nixon, Holmes Herbert



Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock

Starring: Anny Ondra, John Longden, Sara Allgood, Charles Paton

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Edwin Carewe

Starring: Dolores del Rio, Roland Drew, Alec B. Francis, Donald Reed

The Single Standard

The Single Standard

Directed by: John S. Robertson

Starring: Greta Garbo, Nils Asther, Johnny Mack Brown, Dorothy Sebastian

The Wrecker

The Wrecker

Directed by: Géza von Bolváry

Starring: Carlyle Blackwell, Benita Hume, Joseph Striker, Winter Hall

Days to next August 11

If August 11, 1929 is your birthday you're 91 years, 2 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 11 months, 29 days.

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