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Historical Events In August - 29

Sunday, 28 November 2021

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 this day in history.  

1940  7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567) on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77  

1941  On this day in history german Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children  

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  15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees on August - 29.  

1945  British liberate Hong Kong from Japan on August - 29.  

1946  J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed on August - 29.  

1947  Constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier on August - 29.  

1949  USSR explodes its first atomic bomb on this day in history.  

1949  USSR performs first nuclear test on August - 29.  

1950  Intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52 on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history 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  French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis on August - 29.  

1957  On August - 29 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  On August - 29 air Force Academy opens  

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 August - 29.  

1964  On this day in history 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 August - 29 astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5  

1965  Gemini V, with astronauts Charles ("Pete") Conrad and Gordon Cooper aboard, splashes down after eight days of orbiting the Earth on this day in history.  

1966  Beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF) on August - 29.  

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  Final TV episode of "The Fugitive" on August - 29.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 29

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1387  On August - 29 birth of henry V, king of England (1413-22)/France (1416-19)  

1434  Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator was born on this day in history.  

1476  On this day in history birth of kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)  

1561  On this day in history birth of bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry)  

1609  On August - 29 birth of sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna)  

1619  On August - 29 birth of jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron  

1628  On August - 29 birth of john Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)  

1632  On this day in history birth of john Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance  

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Famous Deaths In August - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0029  Death of John the Baptist, beheaded on this day in history.  

0886  Basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies on this day in history.  

1093  On this day in history death of hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)  

1123  On August - 29 death of king Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088)  

1395  On this day in history death of duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)  

1442  On August - 29 death of john VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)  

1523  On August - 29 ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35  

1526  On this day in history louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20  

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