Thursday 16 May 1929US date format: 5/16/1929, UK date format: 16/5/1929
It was Thursday, under the sign of Taurus (see planets position on May 16, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Adrienne Rich and Betty Carter.
The Squall, directed by Alexander Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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- Saint HonorT of Amiens
- Saint Andrew Bobola
- Saint Ubaldus
- Adelaide Cup day - South Australia (2005).
- Saint Simon Stock
- Saint John Nepomuk or John Nepomucene (1330 - 1393)
- Saint Brendan the Navigator - also in the Irish Calendar.
- Teacher's Day in Malaysia.
- Adrienne Rich: American writer known for intensely personal, political poetry which reflects the feminist revolution.
- Betty Carter: American singer-songwriter (d. 1998).
- John Conyers Jr American politician (Representative-Democrat-Michigan: 1965-).
- Paolo Melis: Italy sport Champion.
- Adrienne Cecile Rich in Baltimore: Maryland, USA; feminist writer (Diamond Cutters).
- Claude Morin: Canadian academic and politician.
- John Conyers: American lawyer and politician.
- Osmo Uolevi Lindeman: Composer.
- Lilli Lehmann: Soprano.
- 1st Academy Awards - Wings, Emil Jennings and Janet Gaynor wins
- In Hollywood, California, the first Academy Awards are handed out.
- The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hands out its first awards, at a dinner party held in the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood, California. Host of the ceremony is actor Douglas Fairbanks, Sr. Best Picture: Wings