August 29 in history

On August 29:

1632: English philosopher John Locke was born.

1914 New Zealand captured German Samoa.

1915: Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actor, was born.

1923 English film director Richard Attinborough Attenborough was born.

1929 English poet Thom Gunn was born.

1930 The last 36 inhabitants of St Kilda were voluntarily moved to other parts of Scotland.

1936 USA politician John McCain was born.

1956 English comedian, writer and actor Lenny Henry was born.

1966: The Beatles performed their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.

The Beatles in 1964.
Clockwise (from top-left): John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison

One Response to August 29 in history

  1. adamsmith1922 says:

    Attinborough – no, Attenborough

    Not just a director but a noted actor. He was an original cast member of The Mousetrap and his film roles included Brighton Rock and In Which We Serve.

    Personally I think one of his best films as director is also one of his least appreciated by many, that is his adaptation of Joan Littlewood’s ‘Oh What A Lovely War’.My other personal favourite is Shadowlands with Debra Winger, an immensely talented, but under appreciated actress and Anthony Hopkins based on the life of C S Lewis and Joy Gresham.

    Gandhi was to my mind overblown.


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