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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"  

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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 this day in history 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  

Famous Deaths In August - 29

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0029  On this day in history death of john the Baptist, beheaded  

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

1523  Ulrich von Hutten, German poet/humanist/patriot, dies at 35 on this day in history.  

1526  On August - 29 louis II, King of Hungary/Bohemia, dies in accident at 20  

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