Tuesday 27 August 1929
It was Tuesday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Ad J Hermes and Elizabeta Bagrintseve.
Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
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- Moldova - Independence Day (from the USSR, 1991)
- Roman festivals - Volturnalia held in honor of Volturnus
- RC Saints - Saint Monica of Hippo
- Ad J Hermes: Dutch MP (KVP / CDA).
- Elizabeta Bagrintseve: USSR -- Discus thrower (1952 Olympics - Silver Medalist).
- Yasser Arafat: Arab guerilla leader of Palestine Liberation Organization.
- Giovanni Azzini: Italy sport Champion.
- Ira Levin: Author (Rosemary Baby, Boys From Brazil, This Perfect Day).
- George Scott: Canadian-American wrestler and promoter (d. 2014)
- Herman Potocnik Noordung: Slovenian rocket scientist (Born 1892).
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