On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:13:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

American troops march through a liberated Paris, the King of Pop is born, The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans, and Hurricane Katrina hits the Gulf Coast, all on this day.

OTD August 29 - State Fair
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20th Century Fox

1945: The movie musical "State Fair" opens in theaters. The movie, with original music from Rodgers and Hammerstein, introduced such popular songs as "It's A Grand Night For Singing" and "It Might as Well Be Spring," which won the Academy Award for Best Song.


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