Saturday 29 June 1929
It was Saturday, under the sign of Cancer. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Michio Mamaia and Johnny Ace in Memphis.
High Voltage, directed by Howard Higgin, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while Dodsworth by Sinclair Lewis was one of the best selling books.
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Which were the important events of 29 June 1929 ?
- The Netherlands - Veterans Day.
- Feast of Saints Peter and Paul (also a local holiday in Rome, of which they are patron saints)
- Seychelles - Independence Day.
- Michio Mamaia: Composer.
- Johnny Ace in Memphis: Tennessee, USA; ballad singer ("My Song").
- Oriana Fallaci: Italian writer, a world-known award-winning journalist whose style is compared to Henry Kissinger.
- Peter George: American weight lifter, the winner of a Gold Medal in the 1952 Olympics and a Silver Medal in the 1956 Olympics.
- Pat Brown: American actress.
- 1st high-speed jet wind tunnel completed Langley Field, California
- Mexico and Vatican sign Concord
- First high-speed jet wind tunnel completed, at Langley Field, California, USA.
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