1929 in Germany
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Events in the year 1929 in Germany.
- Paul von Hindenburg (Non-partisan)
- 8–29 August - Rigid airship LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin makes a circumnavigation of the Northern Hemisphere eastwards out of Lakehurst, New Jersey, including the first nonstop flight of any kind across the Pacific Ocean (Tokyo–Los Angeles).
- 1-4 August - The 4th Nazi Party Congress is held in Nuremberg and the propaganda film Der Nürnberger Parteitag der NSDAP is made at this rally.
- 31 August - The Young Plan for settling German World War I reparations is finalized.
- October - The Wall Street Crash of 1929 marks a major turning point in Germany: following prosperity under the government of the Weimar Republic, foreign investors withdraw their German interests, beginning the crumbling of the Republican government in favor of Nazism. The number of unemployed reaches three million.
- Erich Maria Remarque's All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen nichts Neues) is first published in book format
- German car company Opel is taken over by American company General Motors. General Motors assumed full control in 1931.
- Date unknown - Clinical application of cardiac catheterization begins with German physician Werner Forssmann in 1929, who inserted a catheter into the vein of his own forearm, guided it fluoroscopically into his right atrium, and took an X-ray picture of it.
- Date unknown - Styrene-butadiene was developed by German chemist Walter Bock.
- Date unknown: Steroid hormone Estrogen was isolated and purified estrone, the first estrogen to be discovered by Adolf Butenandt
- Date unknown: Rudolf Hell receives a patent for the Hellschreiber, an early fax machine.
- 3 January — Ernst Mahle, German-Brazilian composer and orchestra conductor
- 4 January - Günter Schabowski, German official of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED) (died 2015)
- 5 January - Walter Brandmüller, German cardinal of Roman-Catholic Church
- 9 January - Heiner Müller, dramatist (died 1995)
- 29 January - John Polanyi, Hungarian-Canadian chemist, Nobel laureate
- 31 January - Rudolf Mössbauer, nuclear physicist, Nobel laureate (died 2011)
- 4 February -Eduard Zimmermann, German journalist (died 2009)
- 18 February - Günther Schramm, German actor
- 18 March - Christa Wolf, literary critic, novelist, and essayist (died 2011)
- 30 March -Peter Kuiper, German (died 2007)
- 2 April - Hans Koschnick, German politician (died 2016)
- 3 April - Klaus Hemmerle, German bishop of Roman-Catholic Church (died 1994)
- 8 April - Hans Korte, German actor (died 2016)
- 17 April - James Last, born Hans Last, bandleader (died 2015 in the United States)
- 29 April - Walter Kempowski, German writer (died 2007)
- 30 April - Klausjürgen Wussow, German actor (died 2007)
- 1 May - Ralf Dahrendorf, sociologist and political scientist (died 2009)
- 16 May - Friedrich Nowottny, journalist
- 4 June - Günter Strack, actor (died 1999)
- 10 June - Harald Juhnke, comedian (died 2005)
- 12 June - Anne Frank, born Annelies Frank, Jewish diarist (died 1945 in Bergen-Belsen concentration camp)
- 12 June - Eva Pflug German actress (died 2008)
- 18 June - Jürgen Habermas, philosopher
- 29 June - Eberhard Jäckel, historian (died 2017)
- 2 August - Gisela Bleibtreu-Ehrenberg, German sociologist, ethnologist, sexologist
- 16 August - Helmut Rahn, German football player (died 2003)
- 8 September - Christoph von Dohnányi, German conductor
- 9 September - Ruth Pfau, German physician (died 2017)
- 14 September - Hans Clarin, German actor (died 2005)
- 19 September - Heiner Carow, German film director and screenwriter (died 1997)
- 20 September - Hans von Borsody (died 2013)
- 25 October - Peter Rühmkorf, writer (died 2008)
- 11 November - Hans Magnus Enzensberger, writer
- 12 November - Michael Ende, writer (died 1995)
- 29 November - Xaver Unsinn ice hockey player (died 2012)
- 1 December - Karl Otto Pöhl, economist (died 2014)
- 14 December - Kurt Wünsche, politician
- 28 January - Hans von Plessen, general (born 1841)
- 29 January - Hans Prutz, historian (born 1843)
- 1 March - Ernst Oppler, painter (born 1867)
- 1 March - Wilhelm von Bode, German art historian (born 1845)
- 4 April - Karl Benz, automotive pioneer (born 1844)
- 20 April - Prince Henry of Prussia, German nobleman and naval officer (born 1862)
- 13 May - Arthur Scherbius, German electrical engineer (born 1878)
- 18 June - Hermann Wagner, geographer (born 1840)
- 22 June - Alfred Brunswig, philosopher (born 1877)
- 5 July - Hans Meyer, geologist (born 1858)
- 14 July - Hans Delbrück, historian (born 1848)
- 15 July - Hugo von Hofmannsthal, poet, dramatist and novelist (born 1874)
- 3 October - Gustav Stresemann, Chancellor 1923, Foreign Minister 1923-29, Nobel laureate (born 1878)
- 8 October - Max Lehmann, historian (born 1845)
- 26 October - Aby Warburg, art historian (born 1866)
- 28 October - Bernhard von Bülow, Chancellor 1900-09 (born 1849)
- 4 November - Karl von den Steinen, German explorer and physician (born 1855)
- 6 November - Prince Maximilian of Baden, Chancellor October–November 1918 (born 1867)
- 10 December - Franz Rosenzweig, theologian and philosopher (born 1886)
- 29 December - Wilhelm Maybach, automobile designer (born 1846)
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