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Historical Events In August - 29

Friday, 05 March 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  Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.  

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  Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history 15,000 American troops liberating Paris march down Champs Elysees  

1945  British liberate Hong Kong from Japan on this day in history.  

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  On this day in history uSSR explodes its first atomic bomb  

1949  On this day in history uSSR performs first nuclear test  

1950  On August - 29 intl Olympic Committee votes admission to West Germany & Japan in '52  

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 this day in history.  

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  On this day in history uS Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill.  

1958  Air Force Academy opens on August - 29.  

1958  On this day in history air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colo  

1960  On August - 29 jordan premier Hazza-el-Madjali deadly injured at bomb attack  

1960  On August - 29 alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46  

1964  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 on August - 29.  

1964  On this day in history walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released  

1965  Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5 on this day in history.  

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"  

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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  On August - 29 birth of janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet/translator  

1476  On August - 29 birth of kano Motonobu, Kyoto Japan, co-founder (Kano school of painting)  

1561  Bartholomeus Pitiscus, German mathematician (Trigonometry) was born on August - 29.  

1609  Sassoferrato, [Giovanni B Salvi], Italian painter (Madonna) was born on this day in history.  

1619  Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of Naval/baron was born on August - 29.  

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

1632  John Locke, England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance was born on August - 29.  

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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 August - 29.  

0886  On August - 29 basilius I, the Macedonier, Byzantine emperor (867-886), dies  

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

1123  Death of King Eystein I of Norway (b. ca. 1088) on this day in history.  

1395  Death of Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349) on this day in history.  

1442  On this day in history death of john VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)  

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

1526  Louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20 on this day in history.  

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