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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

200219th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins

1969Joe Pepitone quits Yanks after being fined $500 for leaving the bench

1990Saddam Hussein declares America can't beat Iraq

1987Nolan Ryan passes the 200-strikeout barrier for record 11th time

1982George Brett gets his 1,500th hit

1945Gen MacArthur named Supreme Commander of Allied Powers in Japan

1977St Louis Cardinal Lou Brock eclipses Ty Cobb's 49-year-old career stolen bases record at 893 as Padres win 4-3

19681st US Open tennis match (Billie Jean King beats Dr Vija Vuskains)

1958George Harrison joins The Quarrymen (Lennon-McCartney-Best-Sutcliffe)

1925After a night on the town, Babe Ruth shows up late for batting practice Miller Huggins suspends Ruth & slaps a $5,000 fine on him

August 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

1974Jay Onrait, Athabasca Alberta, Canadian sports broadcaster (TSN, Fox Sports 1)

1862Maurice Maeterlinck, Ghent Belgium, poet (Blue Bird, Nobel 1911), (d. 1949)

1915Ingrid Bergman, Stockholm, actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower), (d. 1982)

1632John Locke, Wrington England, empiricist philosopher; disproved substance

1959Chris Hadfield, Sarnia Ontario Canada, RCAF/astronaut (STS 74, sk: 99)

1958Michael Jackson, Gary Indiana, recording artist and King of Pop (Thriller, Bad), (d. 2009)

August 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on August 29th

196446th US Vice President Dick Cheney (23) weds Lynne Ann Vincent (23) at the First Presbyterian Church of Casper in Wyoming

1993Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City

August 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 29th

1987Lee Marvin, actor (Cat Ballou, Gorky Park), dies in Tucson Ariz at 63

1877Brigham Young, 2nd president of Mormon Church, dies of peritonitis at 76

August 29th Deaths
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