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August 17, 1929 in History

Day of the Week: Saturday

Birthdays in History

Francis Gary Powers

Francis Gary Powers, American spy captured by the USSR after his U-2 spy was shot plane in 1959, born in Jenkins, Kentucky (d. 1977)

Pilot and Spy Francis Gary Powers
Pilot and Spy
Francis Gary Powers

Deaths in History

  • Horace Alderman, American smuggler who murdered two coast guards and a secret service agent, hanged at 38
1929 in History