Monday 18 November 1929
It was Monday, under the sign of Scorpio (see planets position on November 18, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include William Joseph "Pete" Knight and Gianna D'Angelo.
It's a Great Life, directed by Sam Wood, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 18 November 1929 ?
- Latvia - Independence Day (1918)
- Also see November 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
- R.C. Saints - Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul ; Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne ; also St Mawes, St Odo of Cluny, St Romanus of Antioch
- Venezuela - Feast of the Virgen de Chiquinquir�, also known as la Chinita, in the western state of Zulia
- Roman festivals - day 1 Dios dedicated to the sun god by emperor Licinius
- Oman - National Holiday
- William Joseph "Pete" Knight: Astronaut / test pilot (X-15).
- Gianna D'Angelo: American soprano and educator (d. 2013).
- Joey Forman: Actor (Sid Caesar Show, Joey Bishop Show), dies at 53.
- Henricus Van de Wetering: Archbishop Utrecht (1895-1929), dies at 78.
- Dr Vladimir K Zworykin demonstrates kinescope
- Large quake in Atlantic breaks Transatlantic cable in 28 places
- Stalin routes troops to Manchuria