Historical Events In August - 29
Sunday, 27 September 2020
1937 On this day in history phila A's Bob Johnson is 2nd to get 6 RBIs in an inning (1st)
1938 The birth of Elliot Gould, American actor on this day in history.
1939 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II on this day in history.
1940 On this day in history 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
1940 Arthur De Greef, composer, dies at 77 on this day in history.
1941 On August - 29 german Einsatzkommando in Russia kills 1,469 Jewish children
1941 On this day in history henri Louis, French officer/resistance fighter, executed at 40
1942 On this day in history 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 August - 29 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 On this day in history constantine Tsaldaris follows Maximos as Greece premier
1949 On August - 29 uSSR explodes its first atomic bomb
1949 USSR performs first nuclear test on August - 29.
1950 On August - 29 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 this day in history.
1956 French govt routes troops to Cyprus near Suez crisis on this day in history.
1957 Congress passes Civil Rights Act of 1957 on this day in history.
1957 Strom Thurmond (Sen-D-SC) ends 24 hr filibuster against civil rights on this day in history.
1957 On this day in history uS Senator Strom Thurmond talks nonstop for 24 hours, 18 minutes to filibuster a civil rights bill.
1958 On this day in history air Force Academy opens
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 Alexander Gauge, actor (Adv of Robin Hood), dies at 46 on this day in history.
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 On August - 29 walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released
1965 Astronauts Cooper & Conrad complete 120 Earth orbits in Gemini 5 on this day in history.
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 On this day in history beatles last public concert, (Candlestick Park, SF)
1966 The Beatles make what would utimately be their last live performance with a show at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on August - 29.
1967 On August - 29 final TV episode of "The Fugitive"