August 29 in history

August 29 events chronologically

708 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708)
1261 Pope Urban IV succeeds Pope Alexander IV as the 182nd pope
1315 Battle of Montecatini: The army of the Republic of Pisa, commanded by Uguccione della Faggiuola, wins a decisive victory against the joint forces of the Kingdom of Naples and the Republic of Florence despite being outnumbered
1350 Battle of Winchelsea (or Les Espagnols sur Mer): The English naval fleet under King Edward III defeats a Castilian fleet of 40 ships
1475 The Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between the kingdoms of France and England
1484 Pope Innocent VIII succeeds Pope Sixtus IV
1498 Vasco da Gama decides to depart Calicut and return to Kingdom of Portugal

Top 7 most famous people born on August 29

1632 John Locke an English philosopher and physician regarded as one of the most influential of Enlightenment thinkers and known as the "Father of Classical Liberalism". Considered one of the first of the British empiricists, following the tradition of Sir Francis Bacon, he is equally important to social contract theory. His work greatly affected the development of epistemology and political philosophy. His writings influenced Voltaire and Rousseau, many Scottish Enlightenment thinkers, as well as the American revolutionaries. His contributions to classical republicanism and liberal theory are reflected in the United States Declaration of Independence
1780 Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres a French Neoclassical painter. Although he considered himself to be a painter of history in the tradition of Nicolas Poussin and Jacques-Louis David, by the end of his life it was Ingres's portraits, both painted and drawn, that were recognized as his greatest legacy
1915 Ingrid Bergman a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca , a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious , an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant
1923 Richard Attenborough an English actor, film director, film producer, and entrepreneur. He was the President of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts
1936 John McCain the senior United States Senator from Arizona. He was the Republican presidential nominee in the 2008 United States presidential election
1958 Michael Jackson an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor. Called the King of Pop, his contributions to music and dance, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades
1986 Lea Michele an American actress, singer, and author, best known for her performance as Rachel Berry on the Fox television series Glee. Michele's portrayal of Rachel has received much critical praise, earning her two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy in 2010 and 2011, and an Emmy Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Comedy Series in 2010. She has also received a Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild Award and three consecutive People's Choice Awards for her performance. Michele began working professionally as a child actress on Broadway in productions such as Les Misérables, Ragtime, and Fiddler on the Roof. In 2006, she originated the lead role of Wendla in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. In 2008, the Spring Awakening soundtrack, on which she was a featured solo artist, won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album

Top 7 most famous people died on August 29

1799 Pope Pius VI born Count Giovanni Angelo Braschi, reigned from 15 February 1775 to his death in 1799.
1877 Brigham Young an American leader in the Latter Day Saint movement and a settler of the Western United States. He was the President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1847 until his death in 1877. He founded Salt Lake City and he served as the first governor of the Utah Territory. Young also led the foundings of the precursors to the University of Utah and Brigham Young University
1938 Béla Kun a Hungarian revolutionary who led the Hungarian Soviet Republic in 1919. Following the fall of the Hungarian revolution, Kun emigrated to the Soviet Union, where he worked as a functionary in the Communist International bureaucracy
1966 Sayyid Qutb an Egyptian author, educator, Islamic theorist, poet, and the leading member of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood in the 1950s and 1960s. In 1966 he was convicted of plotting the assassination of Egyptian president Gamal Abdel Nasser and was executed by hanging
1975 Éamon de Valera one of the dominant political figures in twentieth-century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 1917 to 1973; he served multiple terms as head of government and head of state. He also led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland
1982 Ingrid Bergman a Swedish actress who starred in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards and the Tony Award for Best Actress. She is ranked as the fourth greatest female star of American cinema of all time by the American Film Institute. She is best remembered for her roles as Ilsa Lund in Casablanca , a World War II drama co-starring Humphrey Bogart, and as Alicia Huberman in Notorious , an Alfred Hitchcock thriller co-starring Cary Grant
1987 Lee Marvin an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice, white hair and 6 ft 2 in stature, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers and other hardboiled characters. From 1957 to 1960, he starred as Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC hit crime series, M Squad