On This Day

What Happened on August 17, 1929

Famous Birthdays

Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers, American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 1977)

Famous Deaths

  • Horace Alderman, American smuggler who murdered two coast guards and a secret service agent, hanged at 38
1929 Highlights

About August 17, 1929

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 92 years and 5 months
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo