August 29th What Happened on the day you were born on This day in History For Those With Birthdays or looking for specific year these years are Included on this date 1923, 1928, 1945, 1949, 1965, 1966, 1974, 1983, 1992, 1998, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, Born This Day,
U.S. 2005 U.S.A. Hurricane Katrina Aug. 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina a Category 5 Storm with sustained winds of 145 MPH and gusts reaching 175 MPH is the most destructive hurricane ever to hit the United States. The storm caused massive devastation in and around the city of New Orleans with some of the worst problems caused when storm surges overwhelmed the city’s levees, flooding 80 percent of the city. Many questions were asked about the federal governments slow response to the people of New Orleans when compared with the response to earlier hurricanes in Florida. Timeline For Hurricane Katrina Events was the most costly natural disaster in American history, with damages of more than $80 billion. In all, more than 1,800 people died and despite efforts to rebuild the city, large parts of New Orleans still remain heavily damaged and many thousands have left the area and are unlikely to return . Find More What happened in 2005

U.S. 1923 U.S.A. Gangs Of New York Aug. 29, 1923: In New York City a laundryman who was being bullied and blackmailed by the leader of the Dropper Gang Jak Kaplan took the law into his own hands when he shot and killed the notorious gangster chief. The police in New York have been trying to fasten some crime on Kaplan for the last 6 months have been saved the trouble by one of his victims who many see as a hero.

Haiti 1928 Haiti Hurricane Aug. 29, 1928: A severe hurricane in Haiti has left many thousands starving as nearly all local crops were destroyed during the hurricane . The famine is now affecting nearly 100,000 men, women and children.

U.S. 1945 U.S.A. Restrictions On Gas Lifted August 29, 1945: Predictions for traffic this coming Labor Day Weekend are predicted to be extremely high due to the restrictions on Gasoline sales having been lifted..

Yugoslavia 1949 Yugoslavia Russian Troops Mass On The Border Aug. 29, 1949: Radio Moscow has announced today that it has met with 7 communist countries including 4 that border with Yugoslavia over the Tito Question, meanwhile 400 communist tanks and 400,000 Russian troops have massed on the border with Yugoslavia in Hungary.

Russia 1949 Soviet Union First Atomic Bomb Aug. 29, 1949: The Soviet Union test their first atomic bomb, it was near copy of the United States Fat Man bomb with a yield of 21 kilotons, making the Soviet Union the world's second nuclear power. The world was not fully informed until September 23rd nearly one month later.

U.S. 1965 U.S.A. Gemini V Sunday Aug. 29, 1965 : Gemini V returns to Earth bringing the two American astronauts Charles Conrad, and Gordon Cooper, back to Earth after having spent over a week orbiting the earth three days more than any previous missions to space.

U.S. 1966 U.S.A Beatles Candlestick Park Aug. 29, 1966: The Beatles play their final tour date, at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

UK 1974 UK Windsor Free Festival August 29, 1974 : Windsor Free Festival ends when police clash with fans on the final day of the concert, arresting over 200 with charges ranging from breach of the peace to drugs offences. The 1974 festival was the last of the free festivals at Windsor Great Park held in 1972, 1973 and 1974.

U.S. 1983 U.S.A. Aids Aug. 29, 1983: The increase in the number of Aids cases in the United States could be as high as 20,000 if the spread of the disease continues at it's current rate . The Aids virus is new to this country with 2,094 reported cases as of today, and currently nobody is sure where it started but believe possibly in Africa, Haiti or Japan.

Bosnia and Herzegovina 1992 Bosnia Crimes Against Humanity Aug. 29, 1992: While Bosnia sinks into the worst cases of crimes against humanity since the second world war , the rest of the world each looks to the other to provide the leadership needed to protect the innocents. Over 8000 have been slaughtered since April and 1.5 million driven from their homes in Ethnic cleansing by the Serbs,

U.S. 1998 U.S.A. Airline Strike Northwest Airlines Aug. 29, 1998 : A strike by pilots of Northwest Airlines has left 70,000 passengers stranded around the United States and the pilots have said they are prepared for long term action in support of their 15% pay rise. The main airports affected are the Northwest hubs at Minneapolis, Detroit and Memphis but all passengers using Northwest including international travellers are also affected.

U.S. 2002 U.S.A. Eminem scoops 4 awards at US MTV Video Music Awards Aug. 29, 2002 : The rapper Eminem scoops 4 awards including "Video of the Year: Without Meat" at the US MTV Video Music Awards

Iraq 2003 Iraq Bomb Attack in Najaf August 29, 2003 : A car bomb has been detonated close to a mosque in the holy city of Najaf killing 80 and injuring a further 100, amongst those killed was Ayatollah Hakim a leading Shia Muslim politician.

Greece 2004 Greece Olympics End for Four More Years Aug. 29, 2004 : The 2004 Summer Olympics end with a spectacular closing ceremony watched by millions around the world as the Olympic Torch is extinguished and passed to China for the 2008 Beijing Games

2006 Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Aug. 29, 2006 : Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad challenged United States president George W. Bush to an uncensored televised debate. The White House declined his invitation dismissing it as a distraction from the concerns over Iran’s nuclear program. Ahmadinejad stated that an open debate would allow the rest of the world to see Iran’s viewpoints.

U.S. 2006 U.S.A. Warren Steed Jeffs Arrested Aug. 29, 2006 : Warren Steed Jeffs is arrested in Nevada by a local patrol officer, Warren Jeffs was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted List due to his involvement for alleged arrangement of extralegal marriages between his adult male followers and underage girls. He was the leader of the controversial polygamist sect known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and in November 20th, 2007 he was found guilty of multiple charges and sentenced to 10 years to life imprisonment.

2007 United Kingdom Nelson Mandela Statue Aug. 29, 2007 : A statue of the former South African president Nelson Mandela was unveiled in Parliament Square in London, England. Mandela and his wife were present for the unveiling and spoke to the crowds that gathered to witness the unveiling.

2008 Iran Iran - Nigeria Deal Aug. 29, 2008 : Iran and Nigeria formed a deal in which Iran would share nuclear technology with Nigeria in order to help the country produce more electricity.

2009 United States Michael Jackson’s death ruled a homicide Aug. 29, 2009 : After an autopsy the Los Angles Coroner’s office ruled that the manner of pop star Michael Jackson’s death was homicide. The official cause of death was declared to be acute intoxication caused by the drug Propofol.

India 2011 India Airplane Skids Off Runway in India 29th August, 2011 : Seven passengers were injured when a Gulf Air plane skidded off the runway when landing at Kochi airport in India. Officials stated that the plane arriving from Bahrain narrowly avoided a worse fate by stopping in the mud only thirty meters away from a wall.

United States 2011 United States Texas Freshwater lakes 29th August, 2011 : Following Extreme drought conditions during the summer Texas Freshwater lakes are a fraction of their usual water levels with the state's reservoirs to be at only 68% capacity.

Australia 2012 Australia Surfer Survives Shark Attack
29th August, 2012 : A man in his thirties suffered injuries on his abdomen and right arm after being attacked by a shark in waters near Western Australia. Other surfers dragged the man from the water and he was taken to a hospital and was reported in stable condition. Authorities were unable to identify what kind of shark attacked.

United States
2013 United States Fast Food Workers Strike

29th August, 2013 : Hundreds of fast food workers went on strike in several US cities demanding an increase of wages to about $15.00 an hour, nearly double what most employees at fast food chains earn. Many of the protesters are also wanting the right to unionized without any interference from their employers.