Friday 22 February 1929
It was Friday, under the sign of Pisces. The US president was Calvin Coolidge (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ryne Duren and James Hong.
Wild Orchids, directed by Sidney Franklin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while Roper's Row by Warwick Deeping was one of the best selling books.
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- Blessed Saint Isabel of France (+1270)
- United States - Washington's Birthday (traditionally).
- Ash Wednesday in 2023.
- Saint Lucia - independence (1979).
- The Scouting movement celebrates this day as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts celebrates this day as "Thinking Day" as it is the shared birthday of the Scouts' founder Sir Robert Baden-Powell, and his wife, Lady Olave Baden-Powell, the World Chief Guide.
- Roman Catholic Church - Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter.
- Ryne Duren: American athlete; baseball player and star pitcher for the New York Yankees from 1958-1961 and other teams.
- James Hong: American actor and director.
- Bette Judd: American astrologer and President of the West Texas chapter of NCGR.
- Rebecca Schull: American actress.
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