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August 29th

August 29th is the 241st day of the year (242nd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 124 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 29th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on August 29th

1632 John Locke (philosopher, physician)

1809 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (author, physician)

1862 Andrew Fisher (Prime Minister of Australia 1908-1909, 1910-1913, 1914-1915)

1901 Sir Francis Chichester (aviator, sailor)

1915 Ingrid Bergman (actress)

1915 Nathan Pritikin (nutritionist)

1920 Charlie Parker (saxophonist)

1923 Richard Attenborough (actor, film director/producer)

1923 Marmaduke+Hussey -->Marmaduke Hussey (Chairman of the Governors of the BBC 1986-1996)

1938 Elliot Gould (actor)

1940 James Brady (White House Press Secretary 1981-1989)

1949 Igor and Grichka Bogdanoff (TV presenters, scientific essayists)

1958 Michael Jackson (singer)

Michael Jackson

1958 Lenny Henry (comedian, actor, author)

1959 Rebecca De Mornay (actress)

Rebecca De Mornay

1959 Eddi Reader (singer - Fairground Attraction)

August 29th in History

1756 Frederick the Great of Prussia attacks Saxony beginning the Seven Years War.

1758 First American Indian Reservation established.

1786 Beginning of Shay's Rebellion in Massachusetts - an uprising against high tax burdens.

1825 Portugal recognizes Brazilian independence.

1833 Slavery abolished in the British Empire.

1898 Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company founded.

1949 USSR tests its first atom bomb.

1982 Element 109, Meitnerium, is synthesized for the first time.

Atomic Bomb

2005 Over 1,000 are killed, and severe damage is caused along the US Gulf Coast, as Hurricane Katrina strikes the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama coastal areas. Levees protecting New Orleans give way and the city is flooded.

August 29th is also

Slovak National Uprising Day (Slovakia)

International Day against Nuclear Tests.


People born on August 29th are Virgo


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