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 - first US Open
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1968: The first U.S. Open tennis match takes place with Billie Jean King defeating Long Island dentist Dr. Vija Vuskains 6-1, 6-0.

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