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1929 Trivia, Year In Review & Fun Facts


World Series Champions: Philadelphia Athletics
Stanley Cup Champs: Boston Bruins
U.S. Open Golf Bobby Jones
U.S. Tennis: (Men/Ladies) William T. Tilden/Helen Wills
Wimbledon (Men/Women): Henri Cochet/Helen Wills
NCAA Football Champions: Notre Dame
Kentucky Derby: Clyde Van Dusen
Sports Highlights:  
The Hotties and Fashion Icons: Greta Garbo
The Heartthrob(s):  
"The Quote"

"Once in the racket you're always in it"
- Al Capone

"The pause that refreshes"
- Coca-Cola

Time Magazine's Man of the Year Owen D. Young
Miss America: none
The Scandal:

THE SAINT VALENTINE'S DAY MASSACRE - Al Capone's men allegedly killed 7 other alleged gangsters in an alleged shooting on February 14th. This would have given Mr. Capone control of Chicago's mob underworld, if such a thing, in fact, actually existed.

Louis B. Mayer pretty much "fixed" the first Academy Awards presentation.

Nerd News:

Vladimir Zworykin invented the cathode-ray tube called the kinescope, which is the basis for 20th century television screens.

Pine-Sol cleaner invented.

'Zombie' was introduced to the western world in the book, 'The Magic Island' by W.B. Seabrook in 1929.

The Habit: Reading William Faulkner's ' The Sound and the Fury'
1st appearances & 1929's Most Popular Christmas gifts, toys and presents:  
Best Film Oscar Winner: The Broadway Melody

 

 

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