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1929 (Roman Numerals: MCMXXIX) was the 29th year of the 20th century. 1929 was not a leap year, and the first day of the year was a Tuesday.
On this page, we have listed some of the major historical, news and sporting events that took place in 1929.
News Events of 1929
Stockmarket crashes on Wall Street, ushering in the "Great Depression".
First Academy Awards ceremony.
Trotsky removed from USSR.
New York City's Museum of Modern Art opens.
US Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
Seven gangsters, all rivals of Al Capone, are murdered in the St Valentine's Massacre in Chicago.
Fritz Opel pilots the world's first purpose-built rocket-powered aircraft, the Opel RAK-1, in demonstration flight in Frankfurt am Main.
The Adventures of Tintin is first published.
Sports in 1929
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