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 WilderGene Wilder (1933-2016)

American actor (Blazing Saddles; Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory; Silver Streak; Young Frankenstein), dies at 83

2016 Highlights

About August 29, 2016

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 6 years, 9 months and 6 days
Leap Year: Yes

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

Holidays: Late Summer Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Closer - The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey
  • UK #1 Song: Cold Water - Major Lazer Ft. Justin Bieber & Mø