August 29

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on August 29. From 1900 until now. August 29 is under the sign of Virgo. Famous birthdays on this day include Michael Jackson (1958), Liam Payne (1993) and Ingrid Bergman (1915). Several movies were released around August 29 over the years, such as Memento in 2000 directed by Christopher Nolan and Rocco and His Brothers in 1960 directed by Luchino Visconti.
But much more happened on August 29 over the years: find out below

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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released around August 29 over the years?
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Memento

Memento

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Starring: Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior

Country: United States of America

Rocco and His Brothers

Rocco and His Brothers

Release year: 1960

Directed by: Luchino Visconti

Starring: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Country: United States of America

Shree 420

Shree 420

Release year: 1955

Directed by: Raj Kapoor

Starring: Nargis, Raj Kapoor, Nadira, Nemo

The King's Speech

The King's Speech

Release year: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Starring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi

Country: United States of America

The Martian

The Martian

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Starring: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara

Country: United States of America

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 29?


Holidays

  • 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
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Events

  • 2018 A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia. (Stuff)
  • 2017 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): A suicide bomber kills five people at the entrance of a Kabul Bank subsidiary near the Embassy of the United States in Kabul. The Taliban claims their attack targeted soldiers and police withdrawing their salaries. (Reuters)
  • 2016 Moro conflict: At least 12 Philippine Army soldiers die in clashes with the Abu Sayyaf. (BBC)
  • 2015 South Sudanese Civil War: A ceasefire starts between the forces of President Salva Kiir and rebel forces with claims of breaches already being made. (AFP via The Times Live), (AFP via The Daily Star)
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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of August 29 over the years?


Top #1 songs in the USA

Top #1 Rock songs

Books

Which were the most popular books released around August 29 over the years?
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Kate Remembered by A. Scott Berg

Kate Remembered

Year: 2003

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For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon

Gorky Park by Martin Cruz Smith

Gorky Park

Year: 1981

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“Brilliant . . . enough enigmas within enigmas within enigmas to reel the mind.”–The New YorkerA triple murder in a Moscow amusement center: three corpses found frozen in the snow, faces

The Bridges At Toko-Ri by James A. Michener

The Bridges At Toko-Ri

Year: 1953

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In one of his beloved early bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize–winning author James A. Michener crafts a tale of the American men who fought the Korean War, detailing their exploits in the air

Eden Burning by Belva Plain

Eden Burning

Year: 1982

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She was a girl as beautiful and innocent as her family's lush Caribbean plantation—until she discovered the darkness of desire and became a woman.

Love Or Perish by Smiley Blanton

Love Or Perish

Year: 1956

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Love Or Perish [Paperback] [May 26, 2012] Blanton, Smiley

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