Saturday 16 March 1929US date format: 3/16/1929, UK date format: 16/3/1929
It was Saturday, under the sign of Pisces (see planets position on March 16, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Nadja Tiller and Guy Boussely.
Asphalt, directed by Joe May, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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Which were the important events of 16 March 1929 ?
- St. Urho's Day - the fictional patron saint of Finnish immigrants to the US, created by Richard Mattson in 1956
- Latvia - The controversial Latvia Legions are celebrated in Latvia, where about 140,000 men joined the Waffen SS National Legions during World War II, trying to defend Latvia. Since February 23, 2000, this day is no longer an official celebration day.
- Saint Heribert of Cologne (died 1021)
- Saint Eusebia (+680)
- Saint Benedicta (+1260)
- Saint Agapitus
- The first day of the Bacchanalia in ancient Rome
- Nadja Tiller: Austrian beauty queen, model and actress, she was Miss Austria in 1949 and 1951.
- Edwin London: Composer.
- Guy Boussely: St-M?ard physician.
- Betty Johnson: American singer (The Johnson Family Singers).
- Tihomir Novakov: Serbian-American physicist and academic (d. 2015).
- WHP-AM in Harrisburg PA begins radio transmissions