On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2017

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Harvey sets rainfall record (51.88 inches in Cedar Bayou) from a tropical cyclone in continental US, according to US National Weather Service
  • Monsoon rains in Mumbai cause chaos closing schools and airports

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President Donald Trump visits flood affected Texas

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

Famous Deaths

  • Dmitri Kogan, Russian concert violinist (Five Great Violins), dies of cancer at 38
  • Janine Charrat, French ballerina and choreographer, dies at 93
  • Larry Elgart, American big band jazz alto saxophonist, and bandleader ("Bandstand Boogie"; "Hooked On Swing"), dies at 95
2017 Highlights

About August 29, 2017

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 11 months and 1 day
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Virgo