Historical Events In August - 29
Friday, 18 September 2020
1937 On August - 29 phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
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 this day in history.
1940 On August - 29 arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77
1941 German Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children on August - 29.
1941 On August - 29 henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
1942 On August - 29 american Jewish conference meets in New York to discuss agenda of Jewish Unity (Rescue vs. Zionist program).
1943 On August - 29 denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany
1944 On August - 29 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees
1945 British liberate Hong Kong from Japan on August - 29.
1946 On this day in history j E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
1947 Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier on this day in history.
1949 On August - 29 uSSR explodes its first atomic bomb
1949 On August - 29 uSSR performs first nuclear test
1950 Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52 on this day in history.
1953 On August - 29 uSSR explodes its first hydrogen bomb
1953 KHSL TV channel 12 in Chico, CA (CBS) begins broadcasting on August - 29.
1954 On this day in history sF International Airport (SFO) opens
1956 On this day in history french govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis
1957 On this day in history congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957
1957 On August - 29 strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights
1957 US Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill on August - 29.
1958 Air Force Academy opens on this day in history.
1958 Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo on August - 29.
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 On this day in history walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
1965 On this day in history astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5
1965 On August - 29 gemini V, with astronauts Charles ("Pete") Conrad and Gordon Cooper aboard, splashes down after eight days of orbiting the Earth.
1966 On this day in history beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF)
1966 On this day in history the Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.
1967 Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" on this day in history.