What happened on August 29? There are more than 283 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About August 29

August 29 In HistoryAugust 29 is the 241st day of the year 2021. There are 124 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 34th week of the year 2021.

On this day in Coats, North Carolina 27521 sunrise occured at 06:45 AM and sunset occured at 07:45 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Virgo. The modern birthstone for this month is Peridot while the mystical birthstone is Diamond.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 156 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 1, 2022).

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Historical Events For August 29

  • 708
    Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 1350
    Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 1475
    The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England.
  • 1498
    Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Portugal.
  • 1521
    The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár, now known as Belgrade.
  • 1526
    Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1541
    The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.
  • 1655
    Warsaw falls without resistance to a small force under the command of Charles X Gustav of Sweden during The Deluge.
  • 1756
    Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War.
  • 1758
    The first American Indian Reservation is established, at Indian Mills, New Jersey.
  • 1778
    American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
  • 1786
    Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
  • 1825
    Portugal recognizes the Independence of Brazil.
  • 1831
    Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1833
    The United Kingdom legislates the abolition of slavery in its empire.
  • 1835
    The city of Melbourne, Australia is founded.
  • 1842
    Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 1861
    American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1869
    The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world’s first rack railway.
  • 1871
    Emperor Meiji orders the Abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
  • 1885
    Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen
  • 1898
    The Goodyear tire company is founded.
  • 1903
    The Russian battleship Slava, the last of the five Sclass Borodinos, is launched.
  • 1907
    The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1910
    The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
  • 1911
    Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1915
    US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in accident.
  • 1916
    The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • 1918
    Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1922
    The first radio advertisement is broadcast on WEAF-AM in New York City.
  • 1930
    The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1941
    Tallinn, the Capital of Estonia is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1943
    German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
  • 1944
    Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
  • 1949
    Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
  • 1950
    Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
  • 1958
    United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1965
    The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic ocean.
  • 1966
    The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
  • 1970
    Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
  • 1982
    The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 1991
    Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo is killed by the Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
  • 1991
    Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1996
    Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Vnukovo Airlines Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • 1997
    At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 2003
    Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage.
  • 2007
    2007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.

Who Were Born On August 29?

  • 1434
    Janus Pannonius, Hungarian poet, diplomat and Bishop of Pécs (d. 1472)
  • 1619
    Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of finance (d. 1683)
  • 1628
    John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (d. 1701)
  • 1632
    John Locke, English philosopher (d. 1704)
  • 1694
    Charlotte Christine of Brunswick-Lüneburg (d. 1715)
  • 1725
    Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
  • 1728
    Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, Electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
  • 1756
    Heinrich Graf von Bellegarde, Austrian field marshal and statesman (d. 1845)
  • 1756
    Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician (d. 1830)
  • 1777
    Nikita Yakovlevich Bichurin, founder of Sinology (d. 1853)
  • 1780
    Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French painter (d. 1867)
  • 1805
    Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
  • 1809
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American physician and writer (d. 1894)
  • 1810
    Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian politician, writer and Constitution main promoter (d. 1884)
  • 1811
    Henry Bergh, founder of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (d. 1888)
  • 1842
    Alfred Shaw, English cricketer (d. 1907)
  • 1843
    David B. Hill, Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • 1844
    Edward Carpenter, English poet (d. 1929)
  • 1857
    Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
  • 1862
    Andrew Fisher, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
  • 1862
    Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet Nobel laureate (d. 1949)
  • 1871
    Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950)
  • 1876
    Charles F. Kettering, American inventor (d. 1958)
  • 1876
    Kim Gu, President of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
  • 1898
    Preston Sturges, American filmmaker (d. 1959)
  • 1901
    Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1986)
  • 1904
    Werner Forssmann, German physician Nobel laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1905
    Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish pacifist (d. 1941)
  • 1905
    Dhyan Chand, Indian hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1910
    Vivien Thomas, African American surgeon (d. 1985)
  • 1912
    Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1912
    Sohn Kee-chung, Korean runner (d. 2002)
  • 1912
    Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian/Polish cinematographer
  • 1913
    Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1915
    Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
  • 1915
    Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist (d. 1985)
  • 1916
    George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000)
  • 1916
    Luther Davis, American playwright (d. 2008)
  • 1917
    Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Charlie Parker, American musician (d. 1955)
  • 1922
    Mr. Blackwell, American fashion critic (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Hiralal Gaekwad, Indian cricketer (d. 2003)
  • 1923
    Marmaduke Hussey, BBC Chairman (d. 2006)
  • 1923
    Richard Attenborough, English film director
  • 1924
    Consuelo Velázquez, Mexican songwriter (d. 2005)
  • 1924
    Dinah Washington, American singer (d. 1963)
  • 1926
    Betty Lynn, American actress
  • 1926
    Helene Ahrweiler, Greek Byzantinologist
  • 1926
    María Dolores Pradera, Spanish melodic singer
  • 1928
    Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1928
    Herbert Meier, Swiss writer
  • 1929
    Thom Gunn, British poet (d. 2004)
  • 1930
    Jacques Bouchard, Canadian advertising executive (d. 2006)
  • 1931
    Lise Payette, Quebec politician, writer and columnist
  • 1931
    Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer (d. 2001)
  • 1932
    Lakis Petropoulos, Greek footballer (d. 1996)
  • 1933
    Arnold Koller, Swiss Federal Councilor
  • 1934
    Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
  • 1934
    John Guy, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1935
    László Garai, Hungarian scientist, psychologist
  • 1935
    William Friedkin, American film director
  • 1936
    John McCain, American politician
  • 1937
    James Florio, American politician
  • 1938
    Christian Müller, German footballer
  • 1938
    Elliott Gould, American actor
  • 1938
    Robert Rubin, United States Secretary of the Treasury 1995–1999
  • 1939
    Joel Schumacher, American film director
  • 1939
    Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian athlete
  • 1940
    Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1940
    James Brady, American White House Press Secretary and gun control activist
  • 1941
    Robin Leach, English television host
  • 1942
    James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1942
    John Heuser, Electron microscopist
  • 1943
    Dick Halligan, musician & composer
  • 1943
    Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photojournalist (d. 1996)
  • 1945
    Chris Copping, musician, singer-songwriter
  • 1945
    Wyomia Tyus, American athlete
  • 1946
    Bob Beamon, American long jumper
  • 1946
    Dimitris Christofias, Cypriot politician and sixth President of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 1947
    James Hunt, English racing driver (d. 1993)
  • 1947
    Temple Grandin, American animal welfare and autism expert
  • 1949
    Werner Kaiser, German footballer
  • 1950
    Dave Reichert, American politician and sheriff
  • 1950
    Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
  • 1950
    Frank Henenlotter, American director
  • 1952
    Dave Malone, American rock guitarist
  • 1952
    Deborah Van Valkenburgh, American actress
  • 1952
    Karen Hesse, American children’s writer
  • 1953
    James Quesada, Nicaraguan/American anthropologist
  • 1954
    Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American science fiction novelist
  • 1955
    Diamanda Galas, American singer
  • 1955
    Frank Hoste, Belgian cyclist
  • 1955
    Jacob Lew, American government official
  • 1956
    Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1956
    GG Allin, American rock singer (d. 1993)
  • 1956
    Mark Morris, American choreographer
  • 1957
    Jerry D. Bailey, American racing jockey
  • 1958
    Lenny Henry, British writer, comedian and actor
  • 1958
    Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)
  • 1959
    Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian Telugu actor
  • 1959
    Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut
  • 1959
    Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1959
    Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
  • 1959
    Stephen Wolfram, British physicist and mathematician
  • 1959
    Timothy Perry Shriver, member of the Kennedy Family
  • 1960
    Todd English, American chef
  • 1960
    Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist
  • 1961
    Carsten Fischer, German field-hockey player
  • 1961
    Rodney McCray, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Carl Banks, American football player
  • 1962
    Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese composer
  • 1962
    Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor
  • 1963
    Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer
  • 1964
    Zisis Tsekos, Greek footballer
  • 1965
    Dina Spybey, American actress
  • 1965
    Will Perdue, American basketball player
  • 1966
    Jörn Großkopf, German footballer
  • 1967
    Anton Newcombe, American musician (The Brian Jonestown Massacre)
  • 1967
    Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer
  • 1968
    Me'Shell NdegéOcello, American singer
  • 1969
    Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1971
    Alex Griffin, bassist, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin
  • 1971
    Carla Gugino, American actress
  • 1971
    Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1972
    Bae Yong Joon, South Korean actor
  • 1973
    Adam Sessler, American TV show host
  • 1973
    Olivier Jacque, motorcyclist
  • 1974
    Kumi Tanioka, Japanese composer
  • 1975
    Dante Basco, Filipino/American actor
  • 1975
    Juan Diego Botto, Argentine-Spanish actor
  • 1975
    Kyle Cook, guitarist, Matchbox 20
  • 1976
    Giorgos Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1976
    Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer
  • 1976
    Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
  • 1976
    Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player
  • 1976
    Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
  • 1977
    Aaron Rowand, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian
  • 1977
    Devean George, American basketball player
  • 1977
    Jo Weil, German actor
  • 1977
    John Hensley, American actor
  • 1977
    John Patrick O'Brien, American footballer
  • 1977
    Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
  • 1978
    Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • 1979
    Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
  • 1980
    Chris Simms, American football player
  • 1980
    David Desrosiers, Canadian musician (Simple Plan)
  • 1980
    David West, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Mohammad Sheikh, Kenyan cricketer
  • 1980
    Nicholas Tse, Hong Kong singer and actor
  • 1981
    Dennis Oh, Korean-American actor
  • 1981
    Geneviève Jeanson, French Canadian cyclist
  • 1981
    Jay Ryan (Jay Bunyan), Australian actor
  • 1981
    Lanny Barbie, Canadian pornographic actress
  • 1982
    Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player
  • 1984
    Alexander Hug, German rugby player
  • 1985
    Jeffrey Licon, American actor
  • 1985
    Marc Rzepczynski, American baseball player
  • 1986
    Lauren Collins, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Lea Michele, American actress and singer
  • 1987
    Tony Kane, Irish footballer
  • 1990
    Nicole Anderson, American actress
  • 1990
    Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
  • 1991
    Anikó Kovacsics, Hungarian handball player
  • 1992
    Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 1993
    Liam Payne, Member of British/Irish boy band One Direction
  • 1993
    Lucas Cruikshank, American Internet personality

Who Died On August 29?

  • 886
    Basil I, Byzantine Emperor (b. 811)
  • 1093
    Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
  • 1123
    King Eystein I of Norway (b. c. 1088)
  • 1395
    Duke Albert III of Austria (b. 1349)
  • 1442
    John VI, Duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
  • 1526
    King Louis II of Hungary and Bohemia (killed in the Battle of Mohács) (b. 1506)
  • 1526
    Pál Tomori Hungarian archbishop and soldier (killed in the Battle of Mohács) (b. c. 1475)
  • 1533
    Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
  • 1542
    Cristovão da Gama, Portuguese soldier (b. c. 1516)
  • 1657
    John Lilburne, English dissenter (b. 1614)
  • 1712
    Gregory King, English statistician (b. 1648)
  • 1749
    Matthias Bel, Hungarian polymath (b. 1684)
  • 1769
    Edmund Hoyle, English author and teacher (b. 1672)
  • 1780
    Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713)
  • 1799
    Pope Pius VI (b. 1717)
  • 1844
    Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • 1856
    Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, British Christian writer (b. 1778)
  • 1866
    Tokugawa Iemochi, 14th shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan (b. 1846)
  • 1877
    Brigham Young, American religious leader and western settler (b. 1801)
  • 1889
    Stefan Dunjov, Banat Bulgarian military figure (b. 1815)
  • 1891
    Pierre Lallement, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843)
  • 1892
    William Forbes Skene, pioneer Scottish historian and Celtist (b. 1809)
  • 1904
    Murad V, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1840)
  • 1930
    William Archibald Spooner, English writer (b. 1844)
  • 1931
    David T. Abercrombie, Abercrombie & Fitch founder (b. 1867)
  • 1935
    Queen Astrid of the Belgians (b. 1905)
  • 1946
    Adolphus Busch III, American brewing magnate and President and CEO of the Anheuser-Busch Company (b. 1891)
  • 1946
    Grigory Semyonov, Russian counter-revolutionary (executed) (b. 1890)
  • 1951
    Sydney Chapman, British economist and civil servant (b. 1871)
  • 1966
    Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theoretician (b. 1906)
  • 1968
    Ulysses S. Grant III, American soldier and planner (b. 1881)
  • 1971
    Nathan Freudenthal Leopold Jr., American convicted murderer (Leopold and Loeb) (b. 1904)
  • 1972
    Lale Andersen, German singer (b. 1905)
  • 1975
    Éamon de Valera, first Taoiseach and third President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  • 1976
    Jimmy Reed, American blues singer (b. 1925)
  • 1976
    Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher (b. 1899)
  • 1977
    Brian McGuire, Australian racing driver (b. 1945)
  • 1977
    Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1981
    Lowell Thomas, American writer and broadcaster (b. 1892)
  • 1982
    Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
  • 1982
    Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
  • 1983
    Simon Oakland, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 1984
    Muhammad Naguib, Egyptian statesman (b. 1901)
  • 1985
    Evelyn Ankers, English actress (b. 1918)
  • 1987
    Archie Campbell, American country music comedian (b. 1914)
  • 1987
    Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1989
    Peter Scott, English explorer, naturalist, and painter (b. 1909)
  • 1990
    Manly Palmer Hall, Canadian writer and mystic (b. 1901)
  • 1991
    Libero Grassi, Italian businessman killed by the Mafia (b. 1924)
  • 1992
    Félix Guattari, French philosopher and social theorist (b. 1930)
  • 1992
    Teddy Turner, English comedian (b. 1917)
  • 1995
    Frank Perry, American film director (b. 1930)
  • 2000
    Shelagh Fraser, British actress (b. 1922)
  • 2000
    Willie Maddren, English footballer (b. 1951)
  • 2001
    Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
  • 2001
    Graeme “Shirley” Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks), TV and radio star (b. 1952)
  • 2002
    Alan MacNaughtan, Scottish actor (b. 1920)
  • 2003
    Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi political leader (b. 1939)
  • 2003
    Michel Constantin, French film actor (b. 1924)
  • 2003
    Patrick Procktor, English artist (b. 1936)
  • 2004
    Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • 2007
    James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • 2007
    Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
  • 2007
    Richard Jewell, central figure in the 1996 Centennial Olympic Park bombing (b. 1962)
  • 2008
    Geoffrey Perkins, British comedy producer (b. 1953)
  • 2008
    Michael Schoenberg, American geophysicist (b. 1939)

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