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 - Preston Sturges
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1898: Screenwriter and director Preston Sturges, best known for movies such as "The Great McGinty," "Sullivan's Travels" and "The Lady Eve," is born in Chicago, Illinois. He died of a heart attack at age 60 on Aug. 6, 1959.

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