August 29 Holidays, Events & Observances

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August 29 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are August 29 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; August 29 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on August 29.

August 29 holidays and observances
August 29 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in August, international holidays in August 29, national days in August 29. Some major August 29 national day and International holidays list in August calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore August 29 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of August 29 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on August 29, notable events, national days in August 29, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on August 29 globally.

Month of August

August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE. Its original name was Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month,” indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

Holidays in August

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word august refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

August kicks off with Caribbean celebrations in honor of Emancipation Day, which memorializes abolition within the British Empire, a process that began with the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Many Caribbean countries honor emancipation on either August 1 or the first Monday in August.

In August, you can choose to celebrate a favorite fruit (Watermelon Day is Aug. 3), a beverage (International Beer Day is Aug. 6), or oysters (they have their own commemorative day on Aug. 5).

August is also special month for Leos (those born between July 23 and August 22) and Virgos (those born between August 23 and September 22).

August 29 holidays and observances
August 29 Holidays and Observances

August 29 Holidays, National Day

August 29 is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 124 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 708 – Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).
  • 870 – The city of Melite surrenders to an Aghlabid army following a siege, putting an end to Byzantine Malta.
  • 1009 – Mainz Cathedral suffers extensive damage from a fire, which destroys the building on the day of its inauguration.
  • 1261 – Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope.
  • 1315 – Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered.
  • 1350 – Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships.
  • 1475 – The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England.
  • 1484 – Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV.
  • 1498 – Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal.
  • 1521 – The Ottoman Turks capture Nándorfehérvár (Belgrade).
  • 1526 – Battle of Mohács: The Ottoman Turks led by Suleiman the Magnificent defeat and kill the last Jagiellonian king of Hungary and Bohemia.
  • 1541 – The Ottoman Turks capture Buda, the capital of the Hungarian Kingdom.

1601-1900

  • 1728 – The city of Nuuk in Greenland is founded as the fort of Godt-Haab by the royal governor Claus Paarss.
  • 1741 – The eruption of Oshima–Ōshima and the Kampo tsunami: At least 2,000 people along the Japanese coast drown in a tsunami caused by the eruption of Oshima.
  • 1756 – Frederick the Great attacks Saxony, beginning the Seven Years’ War in Europe.
  • 1758 – The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, for the Lenape.
  • 1778 – American Revolutionary War: British and American forces battle indecisively at the Battle of Rhode Island.
  • 1779 – American Revolutionary War: American forces battle and defeat the British and Iroquois forces at the Battle of Newtown.
  • 1786 – Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising of Massachusetts farmers, begins in response to high debt and tax burdens.
  • 1807 – British troops under Sir Arthur Wellesley defeat a Danish militia outside Copenhagen in the Battle of Køge.
  • 1831 – Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction.
  • 1842 – Treaty of Nanking signing ends the First Opium War.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: The Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries gives Federal forces control of Pamlico Sound.
  • 1869 – The Mount Washington Cog Railway opens, making it the world’s first mountain-climbing rack railway.
  • 1871 – Emperor Meiji orders the abolition of the han system and the establishment of prefectures as local centers of administration. (Traditional Japanese date: July 14, 1871).
  • 1885 – Gottlieb Daimler patents the world’s first internal combustion motorcycle, the Reitwagen.
  • 1898 – The Goodyear tire company is founded.

1901-present

  • 1903 – The Slava, the last of the five Borodino-class battleships, is launched.
  • 1907 – The Quebec Bridge collapses during construction, killing 75 workers.
  • 1910 – The Japan–Korea Treaty of 1910, also known as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, becomes effective, officially starting the period of Japanese rule in Korea.
  • 1911 – Ishi, considered the last Native American to make contact with European Americans, emerges from the wilderness of northeastern California.
  • 1911 – The Canadian Naval Service becomes the Royal Canadian Navy.
  • 1914 – World War I: Start of the Battle of St. Quentin in which the French Fifth Army counter-attacked the invading Germans at Saint-Quentin, Aisne.
  • 1915 – US Navy salvage divers raise F-4, the first U.S. submarine sunk in an accident.
  • 1916 – The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act.
  • 1918 – World War I: Bapaume taken by the New Zealand Division in the Hundred Days Offensive.
  • 1930 – The last 36 remaining inhabitants of St Kilda are voluntarily evacuated to other parts of Scotland.
  • 1941 – World War II: Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, is occupied by Nazi Germany following an occupation by the Soviet Union.
  • 1943 – World War II: German-occupied Denmark scuttles most of its navy; Germany dissolves the Danish government.
  • 1944 – World War II: Slovak National Uprising takes place as 60,000 Slovak troops turn against the Nazis.
  • 1949 – Soviet atomic bomb project: The Soviet Union tests its first atomic bomb, known as First Lightning or Joe 1, at Semipalatinsk, Kazakhstan.
  • 1950 – Korean War: British troops arrive in Korea to bolster the US presence there.
  • 1958 – United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
  • 1965 – The Gemini V spacecraft returns to Earth, landing in the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 1966 – The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
  • 1966 – Leading Egyptian thinker Sayyid Qutb is executed for plotting the assassination of President Gamal Abdel Nasser.
  • 1970 – Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Rubén Salazar.
  • 1982 – The synthetic chemical element Meitnerium, atomic number 109, is first synthesized at the Gesellschaft für Schwerionenforschung in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • 1991 – Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union suspends all activities of the Soviet Communist Party.
  • 1991 – Libero Grassi, an Italian businessman from Palermo, is killed by the Sicilian Mafia after taking a solitary stand against their extortion demands.
  • 1996 – Vnukovo Airlines Flight 2801, a Tupolev Tu-154, crashes into a mountain on the Arctic island of Spitsbergen, killing all 141 aboard.
  • 1997 – Netflix is launched as an internet DVD rental service.
  • 1997 – At least 98 villagers are killed by the Armed Islamic Group of Algeria GIA in the Rais massacre, Algeria.
  • 1998 – Eighty people are killed when Cubana de Aviación Flight 389 crashes during a rejected takeoff from the Old Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador.
  • 2003 – Ayatollah Sayed Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, the Shia Muslim leader in Iraq, is assassinated in a terrorist bombing, along with nearly 100 worshippers as they leave a mosque in Najaf.
  • 2005 – Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing up to 1,836 people and causing $125 billion in damage.
  • 2012 – At least 26 Chinese miners are killed and 21 missing after a blast in the Xiaojiawan coal mine, located at Panzhihua, Sichuan Province.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 979 – Otto (or Eudes), French nobleman (d. 1045)
  • 1321 – John of Artois, French nobleman (d. 1387)
  • 1347 – John Hastings, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, English nobleman and soldier (d. 1375)
  • 1434 – Janus Pannonius, Hungarian bishop and poet (d. 1472)
  • 1514 – García Álvarez de Toledo, 4th Marquis of Villafranca, Spanish noble and admiral (d. 1577)
  • 1534 – Nicholas Pieck, Dutch Franciscan friar and martyr (d. 1572)
  • 1597 – Henry Gage, Royalist officer in the English Civil War (d. 1645)

1601-1900

  • 1619 – Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French economist and politician, Controller-General of Finances (d. 1683)
  • 1628 – John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (d. 1701)
  • 1632 – John Locke, English physician and philosopher (d. 1704)
  • 1724 – Giovanni Battista Casti, Italian poet and author (d. 1803)
  • 1725 – Charles Townshend, English politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (d. 1767)
  • 1728 – Maria Anna Sophia of Saxony, electress of Bavaria (d. 1797)
  • 1756 – Jan Śniadecki, Polish mathematician and astronomer (d. 1830)
  • 1756 – Count Heinrich von Bellegarde, Austrian general and politician (d. 1845)
  • 1773 – Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1777 – Hyacinth, Russian religious leader, founded Sinology (d. 1853)
  • 1780 – Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres, French painter and illustrator (d. 1867)
  • 1792 – Charles Grandison Finney, American minister and author (d. 1875)
  • 1805 – Frederick Denison Maurice, English priest, theologian, and author (d. 1872)
  • 1809 – Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., American physician and author (d. 1894)
  • 1810 – Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian theorist and diplomat (d. 1884)
  • 1813 – Henry Bergh, American activist, founded the ASPCA (d. 1888)
  • 1842 – Alfred Shaw, English cricketer, rugby player, and umpire (d. 1907)
  • 1843 – David B. Hill, American lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of New York (d. 1910)
  • 1844 – Edward Carpenter, English anthologist and poet (d. 1929)
  • 1857 – Sandford Schultz, English cricketer (d. 1937)
  • 1861 – Byron G. Harlan, American singer (d. 1936)
  • 1862 – Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian politician and diplomat, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1928)
  • 1862 – Maurice Maeterlinck, Belgian poet and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
  • 1871 – Albert François Lebrun, French engineer and politician, 15th President of France (d. 1950)
  • 1875 – Leonardo De Lorenzo, Italian flute player and educator (d. 1962)
  • 1876 – Charles F. Kettering, American engineer and businessman, founded Delco Electronics (d. 1958)
  • 1876 – Kim Koo, South Korean politician, 6th President of The Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea (d. 1949)
  • 1887 – Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian physicians and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 1978)
  • 1888 – Salme Dutt, Estonian-English politician (d. 1964)
  • 1890 – Peder Furubotn, Norwegian Communist and anti-Nazi Resistance leader (d.1975)
  • 1891 – Marquis James, American journalist and author (d. 1955)
  • 1898 – Preston Sturges, American director and producer (d. 1959)

1901-present

  • 1901 – Aurèle Joliat, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (d. 1986)
  • 1904 – Werner Forssmann, German physician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1905 – Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (d. 1979)
  • 1905 – Arndt Pekurinen, Finnish activist (d. 1941)
  • 1910 – Vivien Thomas, American surgeon and academic (d. 1985)
  • 1911 – John Charnley, British orthopedic surgeon (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Sohn Kee-chung, South Korean runner (d. 2002)
  • 1912 – Barry Sullivan, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1912 – Wolfgang Suschitzky, Austrian-English cinematographer and photographer (d. 2016)
  • 1913 – Len Butterfield, New Zealand cricketer (d. 1999)
  • 1913 – Jackie Mitchell, American baseball pitcher (d. 1987)
  • 1915 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (d. 1982)
  • 1915 – Nathan Pritikin, American nutritionist and author (d. 1985)
  • 1916 – Luther Davis, American playwright and screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1916 – George Montgomery, American actor, stuntman, director, and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1917 – Isabel Sanford, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Charlie Parker, American saxophonist and composer (d. 1955)
  • 1920 – Herb Simpson, American baseball player (d. 2015)
  • 1920 – Otis Boykin, American inventor and engineer (d. 1982)
  • 1922 – Richard Blackwell, American actor, fashion designer, and critic (d. 2008)
  • 1922 – John Edward Williams, American author and educator (d. 1994)
  • 1922 – Arthur Anderson, American actor (d. 2016)
  • 1923 – Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Dinah Washington, American singer and pianist (d. 1963)
  • 1926 – Helene Ahrweiler, Greek historian and academic
  • 1926 – Donn Fendler, American author and speaker (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Betty Lynn, American actress
  • 1927 – Jimmy C. Newman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2014)
  • 1928 – Charles Gray, English actor (d. 2000)
  • 1928 – Herbert Meier, Swiss author and translator (d. 2018)
  • 1929 – Thom Gunn, English-American poet and academic (d. 2004)
  • 1930 – Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (d. 2006)
  • 1930 – Carlos Loyzaga, Filipino basketball player and coach (d. 2016)
  • 1931 – Stelios Kazantzidis, Greek singer and guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1931 – Lise Payette, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 2018)
  • 1933 – Sorel Etrog, Romanian-Canadian sculptor, painter, and illustrator (d. 2014)
  • 1933 – Arnold Koller, Swiss politician
  • 1934 – Dimitris Papamichael, Greek actor and director (d. 2004)
  • 1935 – Hugo Brandt Corstius, Dutch linguist and author (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – William Friedkin, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1935 – László Garai, Hungarian psychologist and scholar
  • 1936 – John McCain, American captain and politician (d. 2018)
  • 1937 – James Florio, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 49th Governor of New Jersey
  • 1938 – Elliott Gould, American actor and producer
  • 1938 – Angela Huth, English journalist and author
  • 1938 – Christian Müller, German footballer and manager
  • 1938 – Robert Rubin, American lawyer and politician, 70th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • 1939 – Jolán Kleiber-Kontsek, Hungarian discus thrower and shot putter
  • 1939 – Joel Schumacher, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2020)
  • 1940 – James Brady, American politician and activist, 15th White House Press Secretary (d. 2014)
  • 1940 – Gary Gabelich, American race car driver (d. 1984)
  • 1941 – Robin Leach, English journalist and television host (d. 2018)
  • 1942 – James Glennon, American cinematographer (d. 2006)
  • 1942 – Gottfried John, German actor (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – Sterling Morrison, American singer and guitarist (d. 1995)
  • 1943 – Mohamed Amin, Kenyan photographer and journalist (d. 1996)
  • 1943 – Dick Halligan, American pianist and composer
  • 1943 – Arthur B. McDonald, Canadian astrophysicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1945 – Chris Copping, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1945 – Wyomia Tyus, American sprinter
  • 1946 – Bob Beamon, American long jumper
  • 1946 – Francine D. Blau, American economist and academic
  • 1946 – Demetris Christofias, Cypriot businessman and politician, 6th President of Cyprus (d. 2019)
  • 1946 – Giorgio Orsoni, Italian lawyer and politician, 17th Mayor of Venice
  • 1947 – Temple Grandin, American ethologist, academic, and author
  • 1947 – James Hunt, English race car driver and sportscaster (d. 1993)
  • 1948 – Robert S. Langer, American chemical engineer, entrepreneur, and academic
  • 1949 – Stan Hansen, American wrestler and actor
  • 1950 – Doug DeCinces, American baseball player
  • 1950 – Frank Henenlotter, American director and screenwriter
  • 1950 – Dave Reichert, American soldier and politician
  • 1951 – Geoff Whitehorn, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Karen Hesse, American author and poet
  • 1952 – Dave Malone, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Don Schlitz, American Hall of Fame country music songwriter
  • 1953 – David Boaz, American businessman and author
  • 1953 – Richard Harding, English rugby player
  • 1953 – James Quesada, Nicaraguan-American anthropologist and academic
  • 1954 – Michael P. Kube-McDowell, American journalist, author, and academic
  • 1955 – Diamanda Galás, American singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1955 – Jack Lew, American lawyer and politician, 25th White House Chief of Staff
  • 1956 – Mark Morris, American dancer and choreographer
  • 1956 – Eddie Murray, American football player
  • 1956 – Charalambos Xanthopoulos, Greek footballer
  • 1956 – Steve Yarbrough, American novelist and short story writer
  • 1957 – Jerry D. Bailey, American jockey and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Grzegorz Ciechowski, Polish singer-songwriter, film music composer (d. 2001)
  • 1958 – Lenny Henry, English comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1958 – Michael Jackson, American singer-songwriter, producer, dancer, and actor (d. 2009)
  • 1959 – Rebecca De Mornay, American actress
  • 1959 – Ramón Díaz, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1959 – Ray Elgaard, Canadian football player
  • 1959 – Chris Hadfield, Canadian colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1959 – Eddi Reader, Scottish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1959 – Timothy Shriver, American businessman and activist
  • 1959 – Stephen Wolfram, English-American physicist and mathematician
  • 1959 – Nagarjuna, Indian film actor, Producer and Businessman
  • 1960 – Todd English, American chef and author
  • 1960 – Tony MacAlpine, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1961 – Carsten Fischer, German field hockey player
  • 1961 – Rodney McCray, American basketball player
  • 1962 – Carl Banks, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1962 – Hiroki Kikuta, Japanese game designer and composer
  • 1962 – Ian James Corlett, Canadian voice actor, writer, producer and author
  • 1962 – Simon Thurley, English historian and academic
  • 1963 – Elizabeth Fraser, Scottish singer-songwriter
  • 1964 – Perri “Pebbles” Reid, American dance-pop and urban contemporary singer-songwriter
  • 1964 – Zisis Tsekos, Greek footballer
  • 1965 – Will Perdue, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1966 – Jörn Großkopf, German footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Neil Gorsuch, American lawyer and jurist, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States
  • 1967 – Anton Newcombe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Meshell Ndegeocello, German-American singer-songwriter
  • 1969 – Joe Swail, Northern Irish snooker player
  • 1969 – Jennifer Crittenden, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1969 – Lucero, Mexican singer, songwriter, actress, and television host
  • 1971 – Henry Blanco, Venezuelan baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Alex Griffin, English bass player
  • 1971 – Carla Gugino, American actress
  • 1972 – Amanda Marshall, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – Bae Yong-joon, South Korean actor
  • 1973 – Vincent Cavanagh, English singer and guitarist
  • 1973 – Olivier Jacque, French motorcycle racer
  • 1974 – Kumi Tanioka, Japanese keyboard player and composer
  • 1975 – Kyle Cook, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1976 – Stephen Carr, Irish footballer
  • 1976 – Phil Harvey, English businessman
  • 1976 – Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player
  • 1976 – Georgios Kalaitzis, Greek basketball player
  • 1976 – Pablo Mastroeni, Argentine-American soccer player and manager
  • 1976 – Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Cayetano, Greek DJ and producer
  • 1977 – Devean George, American basketball player
  • 1977 – John Patrick O’Brien, American soccer player
  • 1977 – Roy Oswalt, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Charlie Pickering, Australian comedian and radio host
  • 1977 – Aaron Rowand, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1978 – Volkan Arslan, German-Turkish footballer
  • 1978 – Celestine Babayaro, Nigerian footballer
  • 1979 – Stijn Devolder, Belgian cyclist
  • 1979 – Kristjan Rahnu, Estonian decathlete
  • 1979 – Ryan Shealy, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Chris Simms, American football player
  • 1980 – David West, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Geneviève Jeanson, Canadian cyclist
  • 1981 – Jay Ryan, New Zealand-Australian actor and producer
  • 1982 – Ruhila Adatia-Sood, Kenyan journalist and radio host (d. 2013)
  • 1982 – Carlos Delfino, Argentinian-Italian basketball player
  • 1982 – Vincent Enyeama, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983 – Antti Niemi, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1986 – Hajime Isayama, Japanese illustrator
  • 1986 – Lea Michele, American actress and singer
  • 1987 – Tony Kane, Irish footballer
  • 1990 – Jakub Kosecki, Polish footballer
  • 1990 – Patrick van Aanholt, Dutch footballer
  • 1991 – Néstor Araujo, Mexican footballer
  • 1991 – Deshaun Thomas, American basketball player
  • 1992 – Mallu Magalhães, Brazilian singer-songwriter
  • 1992 – Noah Syndergaard, American baseball player
  • 1993 – Liam Payne, English singer-songwriter
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 886 – Basil I, Byzantine emperor (b. 811)
  • 939 – Wang Jipeng, Chinese emperor of Min
  • 939 – Li Chunyan, Chinese empress
  • 956 – Fu the Elder, Chinese empress
  • 979 – Abu Taghlib, Hamdanid emir
  • 1021 – Minamoto no Yorimitsu, Japanese nobleman (b. 948)
  • 1046 – Gerard of Csanád Venetian monk and Hungarian bishop (b.980)
  • 1093 – Hugh I, duke of Burgundy (b. 1057)
  • 1123 – Eystein I, king of Norway (b. 1088)
  • 1135 – Al-Mustarshid, Abbasid caliph (b. 1092)
  • 1159 – Bertha of Sulzbach, Byzantine empress
  • 1298 – Eleanor of England, Countess of Bar, English princess (b. 1269)
  • 1315 – Peter Tempesta, Italian nobleman (b. 1291)
  • 1315 – Charles of Taranto, Italian nobleman (b. 1296)
  • 1395 – Albert III, duke of Austria (b. 1349)
  • 1442 – John V, duke of Brittany (b. 1389)
  • 1499 – Alesso Baldovinetti, Florentine painter (b. 1427)
  • 1523 – Ulrich von Hutten, Lutheran reformer (b. 1488)
  • 1526 – Louis II, king of Hungary and Croatia (b. 1506)
  • 1526 – Pál Tomori Hungarian archbishop and soldier (b. 1475)
  • 1533 – Atahualpa, Inca emperor (b. 1497)
  • 1542 – Cristóvão da Gama, Portuguese commander (b. 1516)

1601-1900

  • 1604 – Hamida Banu Begum, Mughal empress (b. 1527)
  • 1657 – John Lilburne, English activist (b. 1614)
  • 1712 – Gregory King, English genealogist, engraver, and statistician (b. 1648)
  • 1749 – Matthias Bel, Hungarian pastor and polymath (b. 1684)
  • 1769 – Edmond Hoyle, English author and educator (b. 1672)
  • 1780 – Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, co-designed The Panthéon (b. 1713)
  • 1799 – Pius VI, pope of the Catholic Church (b. 1717)
  • 1844 – Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish missionary and educator, founded the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (b. 1762)
  • 1856 – Mary Anne Schimmelpenninck, English author and activist (b. 1778)
  • 1866 – Tokugawa Iemochi, Japanese shōgun (b. 1846)
  • 1877 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (b. 1801)
  • 1889 – Stefan Dunjov, Bulgarian colonel (b. 1815)
  • 1891 – Pierre Lallement, French businessman, invented the bicycle (b. 1843)
  • 1892 – William Forbes Skene, Scottish historian and author (b. 1809)
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1901-present

  • 1904 – Murad V, Ottoman sultan (b. 1840)
  • 1911 – Mir Mahboob Ali Khan, 6th Nizam of Hyderabad (b.1866)
  • 1917 – George Huntington Hartford, American businessman (b. 1833)
  • 1930 – William Archibald Spooner, English priest and author (b. 1844)
  • 1931 – David T. Abercrombie, American businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1867)
  • 1944 – Attik, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1885)
  • 1946 – Adolphus Busch III, American businessman (b. 1891)
  • 1946 – John Steuart Curry, American painter and academic (b. 1897)
  • 1951 – Sydney Chapman, English economist and civil servant (b. 1871)
  • 1952 – Anton Piëch, Austrian lawyer (b. 1894)
  • 1958 – Marjorie Flack, American author and illustrator (b. 1897)
  • 1966 – Sayyid Qutb, Egyptian theorist, author, and poet (b. 1906)
  • 1968 – Ulysses S. Grant III, American general (b. 1881)
  • 1971 – Nathan Freudenthal Leopold Jr., American murderer (b. 1904)
  • 1972 – Lale Andersen, German singer-songwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1975 – Éamon de Valera, Irish soldier and politician, 3rd President of Ireland (b. 1882)
  • 1977 – Jean Hagen, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1977 – Brian McGuire, Australian race car driver (b. 1945)
  • 1979 – Gertrude Chandler Warner, American author and educator (b. 1890)
  • 1981 – Lowell Thomas, American journalist and author (b. 1892)
  • 1982 – Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (b. 1915)
  • 1982 – Lehman Engel, American composer and conductor (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – Evelyn Ankers, British-American actress (b. 1918)
  • 1987 – Archie Campbell, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1914)
  • 1987 – Lee Marvin, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1989 – Peter Scott, English explorer and painter (b. 1909)
  • 1990 – Manly Palmer Hall, Canadian-American mystic and author (b. 1901)
  • 1991 – Libero Grassi, Italian businessman (b. 1924)
  • 1992 – Félix Guattari, French philosopher and theorist (b. 1930)
  • 1995 – Frank Perry, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2000 – Shelagh Fraser, English actress (b. 1922)
  • 2000 – Willie Maddren, English footballer and manager (b. 1951)
  • 2000 – Conrad Marca-Relli, American-Italian painter and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2001 – Graeme Strachan, Australian singer-songwriter & television personality (b. 1952)
  • 2001 – Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2002 – Lance Macklin, English race car driver (b. 1919)
  • 2003 – Mohammad Baqir al-Hakim, Iraqi politician (b. 1939)
  • 2003 – Patrick Procktor, English painter and academic (b. 1936)
  • 2004 – Hans Vonk, Dutch conductor (b. 1942)
  • 2007 – James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand businessman (b. 1914)
  • 2007 – Richard Jewell, American police officer (b. 1962)
  • 2007 – Pierre Messmer, French civil servant and politician, 154th Prime Minister of France (b. 1916)
  • 2007 – Alfred Peet, Dutch-American businessman, founded Peet’s Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • 2008 – Geoffrey Perkins, English actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1953)
  • 2008 – Michael Schoenberg, American geophysicist and theorist (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Honeyboy Edwards, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1915)
  • 2011 – Junpei Takiguchi, Japanese voice actor (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Ruth Goldbloom, Canadian academic and philanthropist, co-founded Pier 21 (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, English historian and author (b. 1953)
  • 2012 – Shoshichi Kobayashi, Japanese-American mathematician and academic (b. 1932)
  • 2012 – Anne McKnight, American soprano (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Les Moss, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Sergei Ovchinnikov, Russian volleyball player and coach (b. 1969)
  • 2013 – Joan L. Krajewski, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)
  • 2013 – Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Zambian cardinal (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Bruce C. Murray, American geologist and academic, co-founded The Planetary Society (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Octavio Brunetti, Argentinian pianist and composer (b. 1975)
  • 2014 – Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (b. 1943)
  • 2016 – Gene Wilder, American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author (b. 1933)
  • 2018 – James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)
  • 2018 – Paul Taylor, American choreographer (b. 1930)
  • 2021 – Ed Asner, American actor (b. 1929)
  • 2021 – Lee “Scratch” Perry, Jamaican reggae producer (b. 1936)
  • 2021 – Jacques Rogge, Olympic sailor and Orthopedic Surgeon who served as the 8th President of the International Olympic Committee (b. 1942)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Adelphus of Metz
    • Beheading of St. John the Baptist
    • Eadwold of Cerne
    • Euphrasia Eluvathingal (Syro-Malabar Catholic Church)
    • John Bunyan (Episcopal Church)
    • Sabina
    • Vitalis, Sator and Repositus
    • August 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • Miners’ Day (Ukraine)
  • Day of Remembrance of the Defenders of Ukraine (Ukraine)
  • Municipal Police Day (Poland)
  • National Sports Day (India)
  • Slovak National Uprising Anniversary (Slovakia)
  • Telugu Language Day (India)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

August 29 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of August (August 29 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic August 29 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more August events, August holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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