What Happened on August 29, 1940

Historical Events

  • 7th NFL Chicago All-Star Game: Green Bay 45, All-Stars 28 (84,567)

Famous Birthdays

  • Bennie Maupin, American jazz saxophonist, flute player, and bass clarinetist (Herbie Hancock; Miles Davis; Lee Morgan), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Earl Gros, American NFL running back (Green Bay), born in Lafourche Parish, Louisiana (d. 2013)
  • James Brady, U.S. press secretary (wounded during Reagan assassin attempt), born in Centralia, Illinois (d. 2014)
  • Wim Ruska, Dutch judoka champion (Olympic gold 1972), born in Amsterdam
Born in 1940

Famous Deaths

  • Arthur De Greef, Belgian composer, dies at 77
1940 Highlights

About August 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 9 months and 2 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Virgo