Thursday 29 August 1940
It was Thursday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Wilhelm Ruska and James Brady.
Boom Town, directed by Jack Conway, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1940
while The Nazarene by Sholem Asch was one of the best selling books.
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- 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.
- Wilhelm Ruska: Holland, Netherlands -- Judo champ (1972 Olympics - Gold Medalist).
- James Brady: American government aide, President Reagan's Press Secretary.
- Gary Gabelich: American race champion, the land speed champ in 1970 with 622 mph clocked on the Utah Salt Flats.
- Wim Ruska: Dutch wrestler and martial artist (d. 2015).
- Arthur De Greef: Composer, dies at 77.
- 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)
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