Monday 29 August 1949
It was Monday, under the sign of Virgo. The US president was Harry S. Truman (Democratic).
Famous people born on this day include Peter John Wiegold and Werner Kaiser.
White Heat, directed by Raoul Walsh, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1949
On TV people were watching The Voice of Firestone.
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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.
- Peter John Wiegold: Composer.
- Werner Kaiser: German footballer.
- Bogdanoff Twins: French essayists and TV hosts, Igor and Grichka are born to a Russian father and an Austrian mother.
- Stan Hansen: American wrestler and actor.
- USSR explodes its first atomic bomb.
- Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
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