Historical Events In August - 29
Sunday, 14 August 2022
1937 Phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st) on this day in history.
1938 On this day in history the birth of Elliot Gould, American actor
1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II on August - 29.
1940 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) on August - 29.
1940 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 on August - 29.
1941 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children on this day in history.
1941 Henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40 on August - 29.
1942 American Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program) on August - 29.
1943 Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany on this day in history.
1944 On August - 29 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
1945 On this day in history british liberate Hong Kong from Japan
1946 On August - 29 j E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
1947 Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier on this day in history.
1949 USSR explodes its first atomic bomb on this day in history.
1949 USSR performs first nuclear test on August - 29.
1950 On this day in history intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52
1953 USSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb on August - 29.
1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on August - 29.
1954 SF International Airport (SFO) opens on August - 29.
1956 French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis on August - 29.
1957 On August - 29 congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights on August - 29.
1957 US Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill on this day in history.
1958 Air Force Academy opens on August - 29.
1958 On this day in history air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo
1960 Jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack on this day in history.
1960 Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46 on this day in history.
1964 On August - 29 uSS Boxer and two LSD's arrived off the coast of Hispaniola to give medical aid and helicopter evacuation services to people in areas of Haiti and the Dominican Republic badly damaged by Hurricane Cleo.
1964 Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released on this day in history.
1965 On this day in history astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1965 On this day in history gemini V, with astronauts Charles ("Pete") Conrad and Gordon Cooper aboard, splashes down after eight days of orbiting the Earth.
1966 On August - 29 beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF)
1966 On August - 29 the Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
1967 On August - 29 final TV episode of "The Fugitive"