2017 Daily Holidays that fall on August 29, include:
According to Hoyle Day
Chop Suey Day
International Day Against Nuclear Tests
Lemon Juice Day
Marine Corps Reserve Birthday
More Herbs, Less Salt Day
National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day
National Whiskey Sour Day - August 29 (also on August 25th)
Radio Commercials Day
2017 Weekly Holidays that include August 29, are:
Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - August 18 - September 3, 2017
Happily Married Husband and Wife Week - August 27 - September 2, 2017
World Water Week - August 27 - September 1, 2017
2017 Monthly Holidays that include August 29, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our August Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of August.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The Astrological Sign for August 29 is Virgo.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of August are:
Gladiolus - Strength, moral integrity, remembrance, infatuation. It blooms in a variety of colors like red, pink, white, yellow and orange. It stands for sincerity and symbolizes strength of character.
The Birthstone(s) for August is:
Peridot which is known for its shimmering yellow-green color and the peace and good luck it brings to its wearer.
1811 - Henry Bergh, American activist who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) (d. 1888)
1915 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish-English actress and singer (Casablanca) (d. 1982)
1923 - Richard Attenborough, English actor, director, and producer (Gandhi) (d. 2014)
1938 - Elliott Gould, American actor and producer (M*A*S*H, Friends, Ocean 11
1958 - Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter, producer, dancer and actor (The Jackson 5) (d. 2009)
1959 - Rebecca De Mornay, American actress and singer (Risky Business, Hand That Rocks the Cradle)
1986 - Lea Michele, American actress and singer (Glee)
1877 - Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of the Mormon Church (b. 1801)
1968 - Ulysses S. Grant III, American General (b. 1881)
1982 - Ingrid Bergman, Swedish-English actress and singer (Casablanca) (b. 1915)
1987 - Lee Marvin, American actor and singer (M Squad) (b. 1924)
2016 - Gene Wilder, American actor, screenwriter, director and author (Willy Wonka) (b. 1933)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1964 - Dick Cheney, the 46th US Vice President marries Lynne Ann Vincent
1993 - Actress Marlee Matlin marries Kevin Grandalski
Quote of the Day
Ingrid Bergman was both born on this day, August 29th and also died on this day! She was born in 1915, and died in 1982.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Comfort food makes you feel better when life is hard! It's a complicated concept to describe, because you know that food does not really have the power to change your circumstances in life, but somehow certain foods manage to sooth your emotions and lessen stress! Most of you are drawn to soft, sweet, or salty creations, that you just can't get enough of, when life is tough!
It's a healthy diet habit to recognize this, and to choose some strategies to limit these choices, choose healthier choices, or learn the wonderful art of distraction! Find comfort in other places besides food for great weight control!
Find out some Lifestyle Solution tips to end the habit of turning to Comfort Food from Kerry at Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)
This Day in History
708 - Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time
1756 - The Seven Years War begins when Frederick the Great attacks Saxony
1758 - The first American Indian reservation is formed at Indian Mills, New Jersey
1786 - Shay's Rebellion occurs in Springfield, Massachusetts when the farmers have had enough of high debt and tax burdens
1831 - Michael Faraday discovers electromagnetic induction
1869 - The world's first rack railway, the Mount Washington Cog Railway opens
1885 - Gottlieb Daimler receives a German patent for the Reitwagen, the world's first internal combustion motorcycle
1898 - The Goodyear tire company is founded
1907 - The Quebec Bridge in Canada collapses during construction and kills 75 workers
1916 - The United States passes the Philippine Autonomy Act
1946 - The USS Nevada is decommissioned
1958 - The United States Air Force Academy opens in Colorado Springs, Colorado
1991 - USSR suspends Communist Party activities
2005 - Hurricane Katrina hits the U.S. Gulf coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle killing more than 1,836 and causing over $108 billion in damage
This Day in Music
1958 - George Harrison joins The Quarrymen
1964 - Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison is released
1966 - The Beatles perform their last public concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
1970 - War by Edwin Starr hits #1
1970 - Lola is released by The Kinks
1982 - Abracadabra by Steve Miller hits #1
1987 - La Bamba by Los Lobos hits #1 (video shown below)
1992 - U2 plays at the Yankee Stadium in New York City
2006 - The British public voted the album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles the Best #1 album of all time
This Day in Sports
1844 - In Montreal, the first White vs. Indian lacrosse game is played with the Indians winning
1889 - In Newport, RI the 1st American International professional lawn tennis contest
1909 - The World's 1st air race is held in Rheims France with Glenn Curtiss from the USA winning
1950 - The International Olympic Committee votes to admit Japan and West Germany in the 1952 games
1964 - Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record of 1,330
1965 - Willie Mays sets a NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th
2012 - The USADA strips Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (Wicca) Naked outdoors.
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