Birthdays: August 29

Many readers ask The Old Farmer's Almanac what happened on their birthday--or the birthday of a loved one.. To help out, we've put together an everything-birthdays page! Find fun birthday facts, birthday history, folklore, and more!

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Weather History for August 29

2005: Hurricane Katrina devastated the coastal regions of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. More than 1,800 lives were lost

Birthday Weather

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Birthday Lore for August 29

When you choose, you can be an amusing and entertaining talker. You are fond of music and art, enjoy intellectual recreation, and like the society of cultured people. You are somewhat serious, and the lighter things do not interest you. You have few close friendships.

Who Else Shares This Birthday?

Born 1917: Isabel Sanford (actress)

Born 1971: Carla Gugino (actress)

Born 1809: Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (author)

On This Day in History

1958: United States Air Force Academy opened in Colorado Springs, Colorado

1991: The Supreme Soviet suspended all activities of the Soviet Communist Party

1950: Althea Gibson became the first African American woman to compete in a national tennis tournament

Signs of the Zodiac

VIRGO (August 23-September 22)

The Virgin. Ruling planet: Mercury. Element: Earth. Quality: Logical. Ability: To reason.You are the organized thinkers of the zodiac. With a critical eye, you dissect and analyze all sorts of data. You seek perfection, and you are able to see instantly the flaw in any given situation. Loving information, you file and store it away for future retrieval. You understand computers intuitively, as your own brain functions in exactly the same manner.Incorporating a sense of humor into your personality keeps you from becoming overly serious. Dependable and responsible, you must guard against taking on the accountability of others. Once you have truly learned how to have fun, yours is an enviable life.


Birthday Cakes

To celebrate, see 5 recipes for easy, beautiful birthday cakes!