On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 1976

Famous Birthdays

  • Chris Renaud, Canadian swimmer (Olympics 1996), born in Fredericton, Canada
  • Jon Dahl Tomasson, Danish footballer, born in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Kasia Kulesza, Canadian synchronized swimmer (Olympic silver 1996), born in Warsaw, Poland
  • Kevin Kaesviharn, American football player, born in Paramount, California
  • Pablo Mastroeni, American soccer player, born in Mendoza, Argentina

Famous Deaths

  • Anissa Jones, actress (Buffy, Family Affair), ODs at 18
  • Jimmy Reed, American blues singer ("Soulin'"; "Big Boss Man"), dies of epileptic seizure at 50
  • Kazi Nazrul Islam, Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, dies at 77
1976 Highlights

About August 29, 1976

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 45 years, 3 months and 7 days
Leap Year: Yes

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