On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1946

Famous Birthdays

  • Bob Beamon, American track and field long jumper (Olympic gold 1968, 29' 2½" 8.9m), born in South Jamaica, Queens, New York

Famous Deaths

  • J E Feenstra, Nazi military police commandant, executed
  • John Steuart Curry, American painter (Baptism in Kansas), dies at 48
  • Milan Harašta, Czech composer, dies at 26
1946 Highlights

About August 29, 1946

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 9 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Virgo