August 29

August 29 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on August 29, include:

  • According to Hoyle Day 
  • Chop Suey Day 
  • Individual Rights Day 
  • International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • Lemon Juice Day 
  • Marine Corps Reserve Birthday 
  • More Herbs, Less Salt Day 
  • National Sarcoidosis Awareness Day 
  • National Swiss Winegrowers Day 
  • National Whiskey Sour Day - (also on August 25th)
  • Potteries Bottle Oven Day 
  • Record Store Day - August 29, September 26, and October 24
  • Thoughtful Thursday - August 29, 2024 (Last Thursday in August)

2024 Weekly Holidays that include August 29, are:

  • Be Kind to Humankind Week - August 25-31
  • Brake Safety Week - August 25-31, 2024
  • Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over - Labor Day: August 14 - September 2, 2024
  • Health Unit Coordinators Week - August 23-29
  • National Composites Week - August 26-30, 2024
  • National Safe at Home Week - August 26-30, 2024 (Last Mon-Fri Week in August)
  • National Sweet Corn Week - August 29 - September 2, 2024
  • World Water Week - August 25-29, 2024

2024 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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
(Date Order)

  • US Open Tennis Championships - August 26 - September 8, 2024
  • Paralympic Summer Games - Held every 4 years, next one is August 28, 2024 - September 8, 2024 in Paris, France
  • National Championship Chuckwagon Races - August 29 - September 1, 2024 (Held in Clinton, Arkansas)

Astrological Sign

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.

Famous Birthdays

  • 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)

Famous Deaths

  • 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.

Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day 
or a Recipe of the Day

August 29 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

 Skyclad (adjective)

1. (Wicca) Naked outdoors.

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