On this day: August 29

Published On: Aug 30 2012 04:13:59 PM CDT   Updated On: Aug 29 2014 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 - Joel Schumacher
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1939: Film director Joel Schumacher, best known for the movies "St. Elmo's Fire," "The Lost Boys," "Falling Down," "The Client," "A Time to Kill," "Batman Forever" and "Batman & Robin," is born in New York City.

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