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


Historical Events

Which were the important events of August 29?


  • 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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  • 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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Famous Birthday

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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


Which were the most popular books released around August 29 over the years?
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The Living Past Of America by Cornelius Vanderbilt

The Living Past Of America

Year: 1955


The Living Past of America. A pictorial treasury of our historic houses and villages that have been preserved and restored. by Cornelius Jr.

The Great Depression Of 1990 by Ravi Batra

The Great Depression Of 1990

Year: 1987


From Jacket Flap: Startling in its revelations, bold in its predictions, and overwhelmingly convincing in the evidence it offers, "The Great Depression of 1990" demonstrates that we are headed toward an

Operation Sea Lion by Peter Fleming

Operation Sea Lion

Year: 1957


In the summer of 1940 the Germans prepared to launch Operation Sea Lion, the invasion of England. The British, barely recovered from Dunkirk, rallied their defenses.

Mother Of Pearl by Melinda Haynes

Mother Of Pearl

Year: 1999


Capturing all the rueful irony and racial ambivalence of small-town Mississippi in the late 1950s, Melinda Haynes' celebrated novel is a wholly unforgettable exploration of family, identity, and redemption.

The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

The Runaway Jury

Year: 1996


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThey are at the center of a multimillion-dollar legal hurricane: twelve men and women who have been investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants who will stop at nothing to secure a verdict.

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