On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:13:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2016 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Roy Orbison
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By Monument Records [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

1964: Roy Orbison's single "Pretty Woman" is released. The track quickly rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, claiming the No. 1 position by Sept. 26, 1964. The single has sold more than seven million copies since its release.

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