Numerous tornadoes were spawned by the remnants of Tropical Storm Debra on August 29, 1978. One of those was a quick-hitting F2 that struck portions Memphis, TN. A Wendy’s and Pizza Hut were destroyed and a steakhouse damaged near the corner of Chambliss and Elvis Presley Boulevard. 80 automobiles in the parking lots of various businesses were damaged. There were no fatalities and 26 reported injuries. Read the full summary here!
Highlighting a Tornado Before 1950
from Significant Tornadoes by Thomas Grazulis!
August 29, 1925: Grazulis documents a tornado in Wichita County, TX on this day. It moved south of Electra and hit several small homes. Two children were killed in one of those homes. Rating given: F2.
August 29, 2005: Hurricane Katrina spawned a killer F2 tornado in Georgia. It tracked for 5.5 miles through parts of Heard and Carroll Counties, near Roopville. Several homes and farm buildings were destroyed. A farmer was killed when he stepped outside of his house to check on his poultry. For more information, check out the summary from NWS Peachtree City.
There is more weather phenomenon than just tornadoes?
On This Day in OTHER weather history!
Ingrid Bergman, Swedish actress (Casablanca, Cactus Flower) was born on this day in Stockholm, Sweden. She died in 1982. Source: Britannica.
Film and TV
On this day in 1997, Netflix is founded by Marc Randolph and Reed Hasting in Scotts Valley, California as an online DVD rental business. Get more daily history at onthisday.com!
In 1994, Oasis released their debut album Definitely Maybe which went on to spend 177 weeks on the UK chart. It also became the fastest selling debut album of all time in the UK and the album went on to sell over eight million copies worldwide. Get into the groove with more music trivia at thisdayinmusic.com!
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