On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2016

Historical Events

  • Italian coastguard says 6,500 migrants rescued at sea in 40 separate incidents in 1 day off coast of Sabratha, Libya

Famous Deaths

Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder [Jerome Silberman], American actor (Blazing Saddles, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), dies at 83

2016 Highlights

About August 29, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 3 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

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