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Notable Historical Events for August 29th

200421st MTV Awards: OutKast, Beyoncé & Usher f/ Lil Jon & Ludacris wins

1964Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" released

200219th MTV Awards: Eminem & Pink wins

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

1965Willie Mays sets NL record for HRs in a month with his 17th of August

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

1533Francisco Pizarro orders death of last Incan King of Peru, Atahualpa

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

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

1964On Elston Howard Night, Mickey Mantle ties Babe Ruth's career strikeout record (1,330)

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Notable Birthdays on August 29th

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on August 29th

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

2009Retired Denver Bronco's quarterback John Elway (49) weds former Oakland Raiders cheerleader Paige Green

August 29th Weddings
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Notable Deaths on August 29th

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

1982Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Anastasia, Gaslight), dies on 67th birthday

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