What Happened on August 29, 2001

Historical Events

  • 58th Venice Film Festival: "Monsoon Wedding" directed by Mira Nair wins Golden Lion

Famous Deaths

  • (Graeme) "Shirley" Strachan, Australian singer (Skyhooks - "Ego Is Not A Dirty Word"; "Jukebox in Siberia"), TV host (Shirl's Neighbourhood), and carpenter (Our House), dies as pilot in a helicopter crash at 49
  • Francisco Rabal, Spanish actor (b. 1926)
2001 Highlights

About August 29, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 6 months and 28 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Fallin' - Alicia Keys
  • UK #1 Song: Let's Dance - Five