Monday August 26, 1929

US date format: 8/26/1929, UK date format: 26/8/1929

It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo (see birth chart on August 26, 1929). The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican). Famous people born on this day include Maurice Tempelsman and Reuben Kamanga. St. Louis Blues, directed by Dudley Murphy, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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St. Louis Blues

Directed by: Dudley Murphy

Starring: Bessie Smith, Jimmy Mordecai, Isabel Washington, Hall Johnson Choir

The Wagon Master

Directed by: Harry Joe Brown

Starring: Ken Maynard, Edith Roberts, Tom Santschi, Jack Hanlon

Our Modern Maidens

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: Joan Crawford, Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Anita Page

Country: United States of America

Big News

Directed by: Gregory La Cava

Starring: Robert Armstrong, Carole Lombard, Louis Payne, Wade Boteler

Say It with Songs

Directed by: Lloyd Bacon

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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 26, 1929?


  • RC saints - St Zephyrinus, Saint Ninian, David Lewis (one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales)
  • Namibia - Namibia Day or Heroes' Day
  • Zanzibar - Sultan's Birthday


  • 1st US roller coaster built

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