Thursday 15 August 1929
It was Thursday, under the sign of Leo. The US president was Herbert Hoover (Republican).
Famous people born on this day include Reuben Richards and Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo.
Hallelujah!, directed by King Vidor, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1929
while The Bishop Murder Case by S. S. Van Dine was one of the best selling books.
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- Hawaii ? Toro Nagashi (Floating Lantern Ceremony) to commemorate the end of the second world war
- Poland ? Polish Armed Forces Day
- Eastern Orthodoxy ? Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos, the commemoration of the death of Mary, the mother of Jesus.
- RC Saints ? Feast day of the Assumption of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Holy Day of Obligation. Public Holiday in: Austria, Belgium, Cameroon, Chile, C(te d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, East Timor, France, Greece, India, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Malta, Mauritius, Poland, Portugal, Seychelles, Slovenia and Spain.
- Acadie ? National Day
- Egypt ? Flooding of the Nile Day
- India ? Independence Day (from the United Kingdom, 1947)
- Korea ? Liberation Day
- Italy ? "Ferragosto", remembrance of an ancient Roman holiday in honor of Augustus (Feriae Augusti)
- Liechtenstein ? Liechtenstein Day
- Tuva ? Tuva Republic Day, Naadym
- Roman Catholicism - the feasts of at least 3 saints: St. Alipius
- St. Arnoul/Arnulphus
- St. MacCartin/Ard/Aed
- The Assumption of Mary - a holy day of obligation
- Ancient Latvia ? M?ras
- Reuben Richards: American executive and CEO in charge of Inspiration Resources, a mining and agribusiness company.
- Oonagh Shanley-Toffolo: Irish former nun, a midwife and acupuncturist, Oonagh, 73, author of an inspiring memoir, "The Voice of Silence," 2002, tells of her childhood in Ireland, her training in Chinese medicine, her own brush with death, miraculous recovery, leaving the convent, getting married, and her work with Princess Diana, and Edward VIII, better known as The Duke of Windsor.
- Paulette Laubie: Charnay l?s M?con EXecutives.
- Georgios Roubanis: Greek pole vaulter.
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