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Ephemeris of August 29:

In the Gregorian Calendar, August 29 is the 241th
(Two-hundredth fortieth first) day of the year.

There are 124 days left until the end of 2021!

Quote of the Day…

To be happy it is enough to have good health and a bad memory.

— Ingrid Bergman
Swedish film actress (died August 29, 1982)

Events that Happened “A Day as Today”

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August 29 – A Day as Today – Events

  • 708: Coins are minted in Japan for the first time. (Traditional date in the Japanese calendar: August 10, 708).
  • 1189: in Bosnia, Ban Kulin writes The Letter of Kulin, which will become a “birth certificate” for that nation.
  • 1261: Urban IV is elected pope No. 182 of the Catholic Church.
  • 1315: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiola, wins a victory at the Battle of Montecatini against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
  • 1350: off the English coast, in the narrowest passage of the English Channel – within the framework of the Hundred Years War – the English fleet of Edward III with his son the Black Prince defeats a fleet of 40 Castilian ships at the Battle of Winchelsea.
  • 1475: the Treaty of Picquigny is signed, considered the end point of the Hundred Years War between France and England.
  • 1484: in the Vatican, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Cibo is elected Pope No. 213 of the Catholic Church, adopting the name of Innocent VIII.
  • 1498: The Portuguese navigator and explorer Vasco da Gama sets sail from Calicut to Portugal.
  • 1521: the Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (today Belgrade).
  • 1526: in the battle of Mohács (Hungary), the Ottomans (under the command of Suleiman the Magnificent) defeat and kill Luis II, the last Jagiellon king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1541: the Ottomans take Buda, the capital of the Hungarian kingdom.
  • 1622: in Henao, 65 km south of the town of Brussels – within the framework of the Thirty Years’ War – the Spanish Empire defeats the Protestant powers of the Holy Empire, in the battle of Fleurus.
  • 1655: in the framework of the Swedish-Polish War, Warsaw falls without resistance before a small force under the command of Carlos X Gustavo of Sweden.
  • 1728: Claus Paarss founds the city of Nuuk, current capital of Greenland.
  • 1756: Frederick II the Great attacks Saxony; The Seven Years’ War begins.
  • 1778: in the War of Independence of the United States, the battle of Rhode Island is fought.
  • 1781: in the Great Barrier Reef, the ship HMS Pandora runs aground, when she was looking for the mutinous ship HMS Bounty.
  • 1786: In Massachusetts, the indebted peasants of the state, led by Captain Daniel Shays, rebel against the government due to taxes and debts (Shays Rebellion).
  • 1825: the kingdom of Portugal recognizes the independence of the Brazilian Empire, by paying an indemnity of one million pounds sterling.
  • 1831: Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1833: in the British Empire slavery is declared abolished.
  • 1842: In China, the Treaty of Nanking marks the end of the First Opium War.
  • 1856: in Nicaragua, about 100 troops from the Army of the North arrive at the San Jacinto ranch, under the command of Colonel José Dolores Estrada Vado, who will win the Battle of San Jacinto 2 weeks later.
  • 1857: in the Argentine Republic the first railway line is inaugurated (the Western Railway of Buenos Aires), and the La Porteña locomotive makes its maiden voyage.
  • 1861: in North Carolina – in the framework of the American Civil War -, an army squad captures forts on Cape Hatteras in the Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries.
  • 1862: in the framework of the American Civil War, the second battle of Bull Run is fought.
  • 1871: In Japan, the Meiji Emperor declares the Han system abolished and establishes the prefectures as local centers of administration.
  • 1885: Gottlieb Daimler patents the first motorcycle.
  • 1895: in Huddersfield (England) the Northern Rugby League is created.
  • 1898: The Goodyear company is founded in the United States.
  • 1907: in Canada the Quebec Bridge collapses; 75 workers die.
  • 1910: The 1910 Japan-Korea Treaty, also known as the Japan-Korea Annexation Treaty, is signed, officially initiating the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
  • 1911: Ishi appears from the forests of northern California, considered the last Native American to make contact with Americans of European origin.
  • 1914: in the First World War, the Battle of San Quentin begins.
  • 1915: US Navy divers rescue the F-4, the first US submarine sunk in an accident.
  • 1918: Bapaume is taken over by the Australian Army and the Canadian Army in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1922: the city of Smyrna (Asia Minor) is burned by the Turkish army.
  • 1928: The Motagua Sports Club is constituted in Honduras.
  • 1929: The German airship Graf Zeppelin makes the first flight around the world.
  • 1930: on the islands of St. Kilda (Scotland) –which was inhabited continuously since prehistoric times– the last 36 remaining inhabitants evacuate themselves to other areas of the country.
  • 1942: in the Jasenovac concentration camp (Croatia) ―in the context of the Serbian genocide―, the Franciscan Catholic seminarian Petar Brzica (1917-2010) slaughtered 1,360 non-Catholics (Christian Serbs, Muslim Serbs and Git years. Until the arrival of communism in 1945, between 0.3 and 0.4 million men, women and children will die in that Catholic fascist camp.
  • 1943: in Denmark, the German invaders dissolve the government.
  • 1944: in Slovakia, 60,000 soldiers rise up against the Nazis, beginning the Slovak National Insurrection.
  • 1946: Resolution 8 of the United Nations Security Council is adopted.
  • 1949: in Semipalatinsk (Kazakhstan) the Soviet Union detonates its first atomic bomb (the eighth in human history), with the code name RDS-1 (First Lightning). American spies had dubbed it Joe-1.
  • 1958: in Colorado Springs (Colorado) the Air Force Academy opens.
  • 1959: in Chile, the Television Corporation of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, opens its doors when it begins its broadcasts, and its signal is number 13.
  • 1963: the first edition of the South Pacific Games opens in Suva (Fiji).
  • 1963: in Buenos Aires (Argentina), the Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario Tacuara (MNR-T) assaults the Banking Polyclinic. There are police casualties. The names of Joe Baxter and José Luis Nell are known. As a slogan they raise a historical line: “San Martín-Rosas-Perón.”
  • 1966: in San Francisco (United States), The Beatles perform their last live performance, at Candlestick Park before about 42,500 people.
  • 1967: in Santiago de Chile, Racing Club became champion of America for the first time in its history by winning the 1967 Copa Libertadores, this being the longest edition in history.
  • 1968: in England, the British band Pink Floyd releases the album A Saucerful of Secrets.
  • 1968: in the Nevada atomic test area (about 110 km northwest of the city of Las Vegas), at 2:45 p.m. (local time), the United States detonates its 200 Sled atomic bomb 729 m underground kilotons. It is the 574th bomb out of 1,129 that the United States detonated between 1945 and 1992.
  • 1970: in Los Angeles (California), the police attack a demonstration of Central American immigrants against the Vietnam War. Three civilians die, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
  • 1975: in Peru, Francisco Morales Bermúdez leads a coup against the government of President Juan Velasco Alvarado known as El Tacnazo.
  • 1981: Metro Line 4 (Martín Carrera-Candelaria) is inaugurated in Mexico City. Later, the complete section will be inaugurated (Martín Carrera-Santa Anita).
  • 1982: in Darmstadt (Germany) the artificial chemical element meitnerium, with atomic number 109, is synthesized for the first time.
  • 1984: in the state of Oregon (United States), disciples of guru Osho poison two Wasco county commissioners who visited the hippie community with the salmonella bacteria. In the next two months, the cult will spread salmonella on the salad bars of ten local restaurants. There will be no deaths.
  • 1987: in the El Cielo handicraft factory, of the Odaeyang Co association ―founded by Soon-Ja Park (48), called La Madre― located in the city of Yongin (South Korea), 32 people are found handcuffed and strangled (although they had drunk a non-lethal dose of poison). Among the dead were the Mother herself and her three children. The 59 remaining workers of the group disappeared and were never found. Park was wanted by the police because she owed her creditors about US $ 8.5 million.
  • 1991: the Supreme Soviet suspends all activity of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1995: NATO launches Operation Deliberate Force against Bosnian-Serbian forces.
  • 1997: the streaming macro-company Netflix was born as a DVD rental service on the Internet.
  • 1997: in Raíz, the GIA (Armed Islamic Group) murders at least 98 residents (Raíz massacre).
  • 2003: Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, Shiite Muslim leader in Iraq, orders the assassination of more than 100 Muslims leaving a mosque in Najaf.
  • 2004: end of the 2004 Athens Olympics; Moroccan Hicham El Guerrouj, achieved a historic double by winning the gold medal in the 5000 m event (he had previously achieved the title in the 1500 m). Since the Finnish Paavo Nurmi did it in Paris 1924, no other athlete had won the 1500 and 5000 m at the same Olympics.
  • 2005: Hurricane Katrina, category 4, makes landfall in Louisiana (United States), flooding New Orleans by 80% and ultimately causing more than 1,200 deaths in the country.
  • 2009: in Donetsk (Ukraine) the Donbas Arena is inaugurated.
  • 2012: the Peñón de Vélez de la Gomera incident takes place.
  • 2019: Inírida (Colombia) the guerrilla group “FARC-EP” takes up arms again, ignoring the peace accords signed in Havana (Cuba) by former President Juan Manuel Santos.

Who was Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 29 – A Day as Today – Births

  • 1632: John Locke, British philosopher (d. 1704).
  • 1771: Christian August Fischer, German writer and traveler (d. 1829).
  • 1780: Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres, French painter (d. 1867).
  • 1790: Leopold I of Baden, German aristocrat (d. 1852).
  • 1803: Agustín Arrieta, Mexican painter (d. 1874).
  • 1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, American physician and writer (d. 1894).
  • 1810: Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentine politician, lawyer and writer (d. 1884).
  • 1821: Juan Rico y Amat, Spanish poet, political historian, journalist and playwright (d. 1870).
  • 1831: Juan Santamaría, Costa Rican national hero (d. 1856).
  • 1840: Cándido López, Argentine painter (d. 1902).
  • 1844 – Edward Carpenter, British poet and philosopher (d. 1929).
  • 1844: Apolinário Porto-Alegre, Brazilian writer, historiographer, poet and journalist (d. 1904).
  • 1858: Salomón Reinach, pioneer in classical philology research and French archeology (d. 1932).
  • 1862: Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1911 (d. 1949).
  • 1862: Andrew Fisher, Australian Prime Minister (d. 1928).
  • 1869: Alberto Valenzuela Llanos, Chilean painter (d. 1925).
  • 1871: Albert Lebrun, French politician (d. 1950).
  • 1873: María Goyri, Spanish philological researcher and pedagogue (d. 1954).
  • 1874: Manuel Machado, Spanish poet (d. 1947).
  • 1876 ​​- Charles Kettering, American inventor (d. 1958).
  • 1880: Rodolfo Herrero, Mexican military (d. 1964).
  • 1884: José Capuz, Spanish sculptor (f. 1964).
  • 1884: Juliette Roche, French writer and painter (d. 1980).
  • 1886: Pedro Groppo, Argentine politician (d. 1969).
  • 1893: Margaret Clay Ferguson, American botanist (d. 1951).
  • 1897: Helge Rosvaenge, Danish tenor (d. 1972).
  • 1898: Preston Sturges, American filmmaker (d. 1959).
  • 1904: Werner Forssmann, German physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1956 (d. 1979).
  • 1904: Pauline Pô, French actress and model (d. 1979).
  • 1905: Al Taliaferro, American cartoonist (d. 1969).
  • 1910: José María Guido, Argentine lawyer and politician (d. 1975).
  • 1910: Vivien Thomas, Afro-descendant surgical technician (d. 1985).
  • 1910: Luis García Pardo, Uruguayan architect (d. 2006).
  • 1910: Rafael Quirós, Peruvian soccer player (f. 2012).
  • 1912: Antonio Quirós, Spanish artist (d. 1984).
  • 1912: Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994).
  • 1915: Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982).
  • 1916: George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000).
  • 1918: Jack Price, British footballer (d. 2013).
  • 1919: Eugenia de Chikoff, Argentine protocol teacher (d. 2014).
  • 1920: Charlie Parker, American jazz saxophonist (d. 1955).
  • 1923: Richard Attenborough, British actor and filmmaker (d. 2014).
  • 1924: María Dolores Pradera, Spanish actress and singer (d. 2018).
  • 1924: Juan Bautista Villalba, Paraguayan soccer player (f. 2003).
  • 1924: Dinah Washington, American singer (d. 1963).
  • 1925: Nelly Beltrán, Argentine actress (f. 2007).
  • 1929: Rosa Sabater, Spanish pianist (d. 1983).
  • 1932: Carlos Massad, Chilean economist.
  • 1932: Rafael Sanus, Spanish ecclesiastic (d. 2010).
  • 1935: Adolfo Castelo, Argentine journalist, comedian, television and radio host (f. 2004).
  • 1935: William Friedkin, American filmmaker.
  • 1936: John McCain, American politician (d. 2018).
  • 1938: Elliott Gould, American actor.
  • 1938: Robert Rubin, American politician.
  • 1938: Carlos Moreno, Argentine actor and director of cinema, theater and television (d. 2014).
  • 1939: Joel Schumacher, American film director (d. 2020).
  • 1942: Carmen Díez de Rivera, Spanish politician (f. 1999).
  • 1943: Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian physicist.
  • 1946: Bob Beamon, American athlete.
  • 1946: Dimitris Jristofias, former President of Cyprus (d. 2019).
  • 1947 – James Hunt, British motor racing driver (d. 1993).
  • 1947: Temple Grandin, American zoologist, ethologist and professor.
  • 1948: Adria Santana, Cuban actress (d. 2011).
  • 1951: Craig Cline, American blogger and computer scientist (d. 2006).
  • 1956: Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer.
  • 1958: Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter and dancer (d. 2009).
  • 1959: Stephen Wolfram, British mathematician.
  • 1959: Ramón Ángel Díaz, Argentine footballer and coach.
  • 1959: Rebecca De Mornay, American actress.
  • 1959: Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut.
  • 1962: Jorge Martínez Aspar, Spanish motorcycle racer.
  • 1962: Jutta Kleinschmidt, German rally driver and journalist.
  • 1965: Will Perdue, American basketball player.
  • 1966: Héctor Camps, Argentine journalist (d. 2010).
  • 1966: Stacey Travis, American actress.
  • 1967: Anton Newcombe, American musician, of the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
  • 1967: Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer.
  • 1967: Pablo Macaya, Chilean actor
  • 1968: Federico Celada, Spanish actor.
  • 1969: Lucero, Mexican singer and actress.
  • 1971: Carla Gugino, American actress.
  • 1971: Alfonso Lanzagorta, Mexican sportscaster.
  • 1971: Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player.
  • 1972: Bae Yong Jun, South Korean actor.
  • 1972: Fabien Cool, French footballer.
  • 1972: Kentarō Hayashi, Japanese footballer.
  • 1973: Alejandro Navamuel, Spanish actor.
  • 1973: Daniel Burman, Argentine filmmaker.
  • 1973: Thomas Tuchel, former German footballer and current soccer coach.
  • 1974: Denis Caniza, Paraguayan soccer player and coach.
  • 1974: Nicola Amoruso, Italian footballer.
  • 1975: Juan Diego Botto, Spanish-Argentine actor.
  • 1975: Yoshiki Maeda, Japanese footballer.
  • 1975: Kazuyoshi Mikami, Japanese footballer.
  • 1976: Pablo Mastroeni, Argentine-American soccer player.
  • 1976: Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer.
  • 1977: John O’Brien, American footballer.
  • 1977: Roy Oswalt, American baseball player.
  • 1977: Hiromasa Azuma, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1978: Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian soccer player.
  • 1979: Douglas Rinaldi, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1979: Marcos Roberto Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1980: David Desrosiers, Canadian singer and bassist, of the band Simple Plan.
  • 1980: David West, American basketball player.
  • 1980: Nicolas Marin, French footballer.
  • 1980: William Levy, Cuban actor and model.
  • 1981: Branislav Obžera, Slovak footballer.
  • 1981: Émilie Dequenne, Belgian actress.
  • 1981: Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor.
  • 1981: Toni Moral, Spanish footballer.
  • 1982: Andre Levins, American rapper.
  • 1982: Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player, belonging to La Generación Dorada.
  • 1982: Darian Schijman, Argentine lawyer, actor and journalist.
  • 1982: Jessie Riffá, Cuban singer and actress.
  • 1982: Mathías Riquero, Uruguayan soccer player.
  • 1982: Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian footballer.
  • 1983: Léo Paulista, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1983: Leopoldo Roberto Markovsky, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1983: Steve Morison, Welsh footballer.
  • 1983: Xabi Prieto, Spanish footballer.
  • 1984: Christian Lell, German footballer.
  • 1984: Gilles Binya, Cameroonian footballer.
  • 1986: Andrey Amador Bikazakova, Costa Rican cyclist.
  • 1986: Lea Michele, American actress, singer and dancer of theater and television.
  • 1988: Heberty Fernandes de Andrade, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1988: Ryusei Morikawa, Japanese footballer.
  • 1988: Matthias Krizek, Austrian cyclist.
  • 1989: Cédric D’Ulivo, French footballer.
  • 1990: Nicole Anderson, American actress.
  • 1990: Jakub Kosecki, Polish footballer.
  • 1990: Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer.
  • 1992: Elena Rivera, Spanish actress.
  • 1992: José Leiva, Costa Rican soccer player.
  • 1992: Naoya Fukumori, Japanese soccer player.
  • 1993: Jacopo Mosca, Italian cyclist.
  • 1993: Liam Payne, British singer, ex-member of One Direction.
  • 1993: Lucas Cruikshank, American actor.
  • 1993: Mateusz Ponitka, Polish basketball player.
  • 1995: Filip Krovinović, Croatian footballer.
  • 1995: Shōya Chiba, Japanese voice actor.
  • 1996: Dorian Babunski, Macedonian footballer.
  • 1997: Ainsley Maitland-Niles, English footballer.
  • 1997: Ravanelli Ferreira dos Santos, Brazilian soccer player.
  • 1997: Rocío García Martínez, Spanish cyclist.
  • 1997: Saúl Salcedo, Paraguayan soccer player.
  • 1998: Bilal Boutobba, French-Algerian footballer.
  • 1999: Eddy Sylvestre, French footballer.
  • 2001: Kaito Hayashida, Japanese footballer.

Who Left Us “A Day as Today”?

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August 29 – A Day as Today – Deaths

  • 886: Basil I, Byzantine emperor (b.811).
  • 1123: Øystein I, Norwegian king (b. 1088).
  • 1135: Al-Mustarshid, Abbasid Sultan (b. 1092).
  • 1298: Eleanor of England, English princess (b. 1269).
  • 1315: Charles of Tarentum, Italian nobleman (b. 1296).
  • 1442: John VI of Brittany, French aristocrat (b.1389).
  • 1499: Alesso Baldovinetti, Italian painter (b.1427).
  • 1523: Ulrich von Hutten, German Lutheran reformer (b.1488).
  • 1526: Louis II of Hungary, Hungarian King (b.1506).
  • 1542: Cristóbal de Gama, Portuguese military man (b. 1515).
  • 1604: Hamida Banu Begum, Indian empress (b. 1527).
  • 1657: John Lilburne, English politician (b.1614).
  • 1769 – Edmond Hoyle, British writer (b.1672).
  • 1793: Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect (b. 1713).
  • 1793: François Rozier, French botanist and agronomist (b. 1734).
  • 1799: Pius VI (Giovanni Angelico Braschi), Italian pope (b. 1717).
  • 1844: Edmund Ignace Rice, Irish educator and religious (b. 1762).
  • 1865: Gerardo Barrios, Salvadoran military and politician (b. 1813).
  • 1866: Tokugawa Iemochi, Japanese shogun (b.1846).
  • 1877: Brigham Young, American Mormon religious (b.1801).
  • 1891: Pierre Lallement, French businessman, inventor of the bicycle (b. 1843).
  • 1892: William Forbes Skene, Scottish lawyer and historian (b. 1809).
  • 1895: Francisco Navarro Villoslada, Spanish writer and politician (b. 1818).
  • 1904: Murad V, Ottoman Sultan (b.1840).
  • 1922: Georges Sorel, French sociologist and anarchist theorist (b. 1847).
  • 1935: Astrid of Sweden, Belgian queen consort (b.1905).
  • 1947: Manuel Rodríguez, Manolete, Spanish bullfighter (b.1917).
  • 1960: Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer (b.1894).
  • 1960: Vicki Baum, Austrian writer (b. 1888).
  • 1972: Lale Andersen, German singer-songwriter (b.1905).
  • 1972: René Leibowitz, French composer (b.1913).
  • 1975: Éamon de Valera, Irish president (b. 1882).
  • 1977: Jean Hagen, American actress (b.1923).
  • 1978: Emma Roldán, Mexican actress (b. 1893).
  • 1981: Juana Couretot de Guella, Argentine activist (b.1903).
  • 1982: Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b.1915).
  • 1985: Evelyn Ankers, American actress of Chilean origin (b. 1918).
  • 1987: Lee Marvin, American actor (b.1924).
  • 1989: Osvaldo Brandao, Brazilian soccer player and coach (b. 1916).
  • 1989: Peter Scott, British ornithologist, conservationist and painter (b.1909).
  • 1992: Félix Guattari, French philosopher (b.1930).
  • 1995: Enrique Carreras, Argentine filmmaker of Peruvian origin (b.1925).
  • 1995: Selma Burke, American sculptor and educator (b.1900).
  • 1997: Nelly Prono, Argentine actress of Paraguayan origin (b. 1926).
  • 2001: Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b.1926).
  • 2002: Luis Carandell, Spanish writer and journalist (b. 1929).
  • 2007: Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (b. 1978).
  • 2008: Jolly Land, Argentine singer (b.1929).
  • 2009: Antonio Rabinad, writer and screenwriter of Spanish cinema (b. 1927).
  • 2010: Joseph Bailey, American professional wrestler (b. 1983).
  • 2011: David Honeyboy Edwards, American guitarist and singer of delta blues (b.1915).
  • 2011: Josep Grau-Garriga, Spanish artist (b.1928).
  • 2011: María Maluenda, Chilean actress and politician (b.1920).
  • 2011: Pipo Mancera, Argentine television presenter (b.1930).
  • 2012: Shoshichi Kobayashi, Japanese mathematician (b.1932).
  • 2014: Björn Waldegård, Swedish motorsport driver (b.1943).
  • 2016: Gene Wilder, American actor (b.1933).
  • 2018: James Mirrlees, British economist, Nobel laureate in economics in 1996 (b.1936).
  • 2021: Ed Asner, film, theater and TV actor and president of the Screen Actors Guild (b.1929).
  • 2021: Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2013 (b.1942).
  • 2021: Ron Bushy, American psychedelic rock drummer (b.1941).

What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”?

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What is Celebrated “A Day as Today”? / Image Credit: Sakkanan Norkaew

August 29 – A Day as Today – Celebration

  • Argentina: Lawyer’s Day commemorating the birth of Juan Bautista Alberdi.
  • Guatemala: Postman Day.
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests.
  • Festivities in honor of Saint John the Baptist, patron saint of several Spanish towns: Artana, Cervillego de la Cruz, Rabanera del Pinar.
  • International video game day.

Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today”

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Catholic Santoral “A Day as Today” / Image Credit: Peter H

August 29 – A Day as Today – Catholic Santoral

  • Saint Sabina.
  • Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist.

What Sign of the Zodiac Rules those Born “A Day as Today”?

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August 29 – A Day as Today – Zodiac Sign

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Famous & Celebrities People Born “A Day as Today”

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August 29 – A Day as Today – Today’s Famous Birthdays

  • 1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor.
  • 1939 – William Friedkin, American filmmaker.
  • 1939 – Joel Schumacher, American filmmaker.
  • 1940 – Adolfo Castelo, Argentine journalist, comedian, television and radio host (f. 2004).
  • 1942 – Gillian Rubinstein, British writer.
  • 1945 – Wyomia Tyus, American athlete.
  • 1946 – Bob Beamon, American athlete.
  • 1947 – James Hunt, British motorsport driver.
  • 1948 – Adria Santana, Cuban actress (d. 2011).
  • 1956 – Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer.
  • 1958 – Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter and dancer (d. 2009).
  • 1959 – Stephen Wolfram, English mathematician.
  • 1959 – Ramón Ángel Díaz, former Argentine footballer and current River Plate coach.
  • 1959 – Rebecca De Mornay, American actress.
  • 1962 – Jorge Martínez, Aspar, Spanish motorcycle racer.
  • 1962 – Jutta Kleinschmidt, German rally driver and journalist.
  • 1963 – Pedro Pomares Spanish actor, singer and screenwriter.
  • 1966 – Héctor Camps, Argentine journalist (d. 2010).
  • 1967 – Anton Newcombe, American musician, of the band The Brian Jonestown Massacre.
  • 1967 – Jiří Růžek, Czech photographer.
  • 1969 – Lucero, Mexican singer and actress.
  • 1971 – Carla Gugino, American actress.
  • 1971 – Alfonso Lanzagorta, Mexican sportscaster.
  • 1973 – Alejandro Navamuel, Spanish actor.
  • 1975 – Juan Diego Botto, Spanish-Argentine actor.
  • 1976 – Pablo Mastroeni, Argentine-American soccer player.
  • 1976 – Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer.
  • 1977 – John O’Brien, American soccer player.
  • 1978 – Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian soccer player.
  • 1979 – Justine Pasek, Panamanian model, winner of Miss Universe 2002.
  • 1980 – William Levy, Cuban actor and model.
  • 1980 – David Desrosiers, Canadian singer and bassist, of the band Simple Plan.
  • 1980 – David West, American basketball player.
  • 1981 – Jay Ryan, New Zealand actor.
  • 1982 – A +, American rapper.
  • 1982 – Carlos Delfino, Argentine basketball player.
  • 1983 – Xabi Prieto, Spanish footballer.
  • 1986 – Andrey Amador Bikazakova, Costa Rican cyclist.
  • 1986 – Lea Michele, American actress, singer and dancer of stage and television.
  • 1990 – Nicole Anderson, American actress.
  • 1993 – Liam Payne, British singer, of the band One Direction.
  • 1993 – Lucas Cruikshank, American actor.

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