On This Day 29 August

Important Days

National Sports Day

International Day against Nuclear Tests

Important Events

1758 – The Treaty of Easton establishes the first American Indian reservation, at Indian Mills, New Jersey, for the Lenape.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1887 – Jivraj Narayan Mehta, Indian physicians and politician, 1st Chief Minister of Gujarat (d. 1978)

1905 – Dhyan Chand, Indian field hockey player (d. 1979)

1959 – Akkineni Nagarjuna, Indian film actor, Producer and Businessman

Death/ Death Anniversary

2014 – Björn Waldegård, Swedish race car driver (b. 1943)


2016 – Gene Wilder, American stage and screen comic actor, screenwriter, film director, and author (b. 1933)


2018 – James Mirrlees, Scottish economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1936)


2018 – Paul Taylor, American choreographer (b. 1930)