What Happened on August 29, 2007

Historical Events

Venice Film Festival

64th Venice Film Festival: "Lust, Caution" directed by Ang Lee wins Golden Lion

  • A United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident takes place at Minot Air Force Base and Barksdale Air Force Base.

Famous Deaths

  • Alfred Peet, Dutch-American entrepreneur and the founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea (b. 1920)
  • Banarsi Das Gupta, Indian 4th Chief Minister of Haryana (1975-77), dies at 89
  • Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian soccer striker (33 caps; Zanaco FC), dies from heart failure at 28
  • James Muir Cameron Fletcher, New Zealand industrialist (b. 1914)
  • Pierre Messmer, French politician and Prime Minister (b. 1916)
  • Richard Jewell, American security guard (central figure in 1996 Centennial Olympic Park, Atlanta bombing), dies from kidney failure at 44
2007 Highlights

About August 29, 2007

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 5 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Beautiful Girls - Sean Kingston
  • UK #1 Song: Stronger - Kanye West