This Day in History on 29 August

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 29 August. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

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)

Futher Reading

Month-wise This Day in History