What Happened on August 8, 1929

Historical Events

Event of Interest

German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

  • Salem Oregon airport dedicated

Famous Birthdays

  • Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • Josef Suk, Czech concert violinist (Artist of Merit, 1977), violist, and namesake of composer grandfather, born in Prague, Czechoslovakia (d. 2011)
  • Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
  • William Nolde, US Army officer, last US soldier killed during Vietnam War, born in Menominee, Michigan (d. 1973)
Born in 1929

About August 8, 1929

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 93 years, 7 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

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