On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday

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

Person of interestGene Wilder

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