On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1905

Historical Events

  • Pierre de Brazza leaves Brazzaville

Famous Birthdays

  • Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (Olympic gold 1928, 1932, 1936; birthday 29/8 celebrated as India's National Sports Day), born in Allahabad, India (d. 1979)
  • Lan Adomian, Russian-born American composer, born in Moghiler-Podolsk (d. 1979)
  • Martinus A. Jansen, Bishop of Rotterdam (1956-70), born in Amsterdam (d. 1983)
1905 Highlights

About August 29, 1905

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 115 years, 6 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo