What Happened on August 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • Sheridan Broadcasting Corp purchases Mutual Black Network

Famous Birthdays

  • Chieu Luu, Canadian journalist
  • Ryan Shealy, American baseball player

Famous Deaths

  • Mary Marquet, actress (Landru, Paris Canaille), dies at 84
  • Samuel I Newhouse Sr., American businessman and publisher (Parade, Vogue, Glamour), dies at 84