What Happened on July 29, 1978

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
  • On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
  • Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings

Famous Deaths

  • Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84