On This Day

What Happened on August 29, 2021

Historical Events

  • Hurricane Ida makes landfall as a Category 4 storm near Port Fourchon, Louisiana, on the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
  • Missile and drone attack on al-Anad airbase in south Yemen kills at least 30 soldiers, one of the deadliest attacks in recent years [1]

Famous Deaths

  • (Rainford) Lee "Scratch" Perry, Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter and producer (The Upsetters), dies at 85
  • Ed Asner, American Emmy Award-winning actor (The Mary Tyler Moore Show - "Mr. Grant"; Lou Grant, Roots; Up), and activist, dies at 91
  • Jacques Rogge, Belgian sports administrator (8th President International Olympic Committee 2001-13), dies at 79
  • Ron Bushy, American rock drummer (Iron Butterfly - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”), dies of esophageal cancer at 79
2021 Highlights

About August 29, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 23 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Virgo