On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 05:13:59 PM EDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2014 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 - Richard Attenborough
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1923: Film director and actor Richard Attenborough is born in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. He is best known for his acting roles in movies like "The Great Escape," "The Sand Pebbles," "Doctor Dolittle" and "Jurassic Park," and for directing the movies "A Bridge Too Far," "Magic," "A Chorus Line," "Cry Freedom," "Chaplin" and "Gandhi," the last of which won him two Academy Awards.

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