Sunday 29 August 1943
It was Sunday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Richard Halligan and Mohamed Amin.
Sahara, directed by Zoltan Korda, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1943
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Which were the important events of 29 August 1943 ?
- The first day of Thoth - which is the first day of the Egyptian calendar. Thoth is the Ibis-headed god of knowledge.
- Slovakia - Slovak National Uprising Day (1944, against the Nazis)
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity and Roman Catholic Church commemorate the beheading of John the Baptist with a feast day
- 1997 - Judgment Day, from the movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day
- Official Yakiniku Day in Japan as proclaimed by the All Japan Yakiniku Association.
- Richard Halligan: Troy, New York -- Rock vocalist (Blood Sweat & Tears).
- Mohamed Amin: Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996).
- Dick Halligan: American pianist and composer (Blood Sweat & Tears).
- Arthur McDonald: Canadian astrophysicist and academic Nobel Prize laureate.
- Denmark scuttles their warships so as not to be taken by Germany
- German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
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