Friday 2 August 1929
It was Friday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Zeca Afonso and José Afonso.
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- St. Etheldritha/Alfrida
- St. Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
- St. Stephen
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 4 saints: St. Peter Julian Eymard
- Feast day of Ilya the Prophet in Russian Orthodox Church
- Bulgaria/Republic of Macedonia - Ilinden (St. Ilya Day), a day of remembrance of the Ilinden Uprising
- Costa Rica - Our Lady of the Angels
- Day of airborne forces in Russia
- Zeca Afonso
- José Afonso: Portuguese musician and folk singer with left-wing political messages in his songs.
- Roy Crimmins: English trombonist and composer (d. 2014).
- John Gale: English director and producer.
- K Peyton: English author and educator.
- Vidya Shukla: Indian politician Indian Minister of External Affairs (d. 2013).
- David Waddington: Baron Waddington English lawyer and politician Governor of Bermuda.
- Mae Costello: American actress (Born 1882).
- Phillies Don Hurst sets NL record of 6 consecutive games with a HR
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