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August 8, 1929 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Historic Event

German airship Graf Zeppelin begins a round-the-world flight

  • Salem Oregon airport dedicated

Birthdays in History

  • Gudrun Burwitz [Himmler], German daughter of SS leader Heinrich Himmler, born in Munich, Weimar Republic (d. 2018)
  • Larisa Bogoraz, Soviet dissident (d. 2004)
  • Ronnie Biggs, English criminal (Great Train Robbery of 1963), born in Stockwell
1929 in History