On This Day for 29th July (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 204

  • 1955 USSR performs nuclear Test
  • 1956 11th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Kathy Cornelius

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1956 Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)

Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist Jacques Cousteau
Oceanographer, Explorer and Scientist
Jacques Cousteau
  • 1956 WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting

Sport-defeatBoxing Title Fight

1957 Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • 1957 International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
  • 1957 Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1958 US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1958 Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
  • 1959 First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1961 Bob Dylan injured in car accident

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 1961 Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
  • 1961 Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
  • 1965 Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • 1965 Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
  • 1965 Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
  • 1965 USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
  • 1966 Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
  • 1966 Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
  • 1967 Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
  • 1967 Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
  • 1967 U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage
  • 1968 Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
  • 1968 Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
  • 1968 Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
  • 1968 Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
  • 1968 Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
  • 1969 Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
  • 1970 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
  • 1972 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1973 $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
  • 1973 Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
  • 1974 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
  • 1974 Episcopal Church ordained female priests
  • 1974 France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
  • 1974 St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
  • 1975 Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
  • 1975 Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
  • 1976 USSR performs underground nuclear Test
  • 1976 In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
  • 1978 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
  • 1978 Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
  • 1978 Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
  • 1978 On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
  • 1979 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
  • 1981 Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
  • 1981 Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
  • 1981 Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul, New Zealand.
  • 1983 "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • 1983 Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
  • 1984 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
  • 1984 23rd Summer Olympics opens in Los Angeles
  • 1985 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
  • 1986 Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
  • 1986 Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
  • 1986 NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
  • 1987 Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
  • 1988 FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
  • 1988 Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
  • 1988 Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
  • 1988 South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
  • 1988 Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
  • 1988 Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
  • 1989 Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
  • 1989 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • 1989 Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
  • 1989 White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
  • 1990 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
  • 1990 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1990 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel

LPGA Golfer Beth Daniel
LPGA Golfer
Beth Daniel
  • 1990 Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
  • 1990 South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
  • 1991 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
  • 1991 Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
  • 1992 "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 performances
  • 1992 Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
  • 1992 Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
  • 1993 Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
  • 1993 Walter Koenig (Checkov-Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
  • 1993 Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
  • 1994 200,000 Muslims demand the death of feminist writer Taslima Nasrin in Bangladesh
  • 1994 Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
  • 1994 H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
  • 1994 India army kills 27 Muslim militants
  • 1994 Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law)
  • 1994 Parliamentary election in Aruba

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1995 Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
  • 1995 Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
  • 1996 The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

2001 88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor Lance Armstrong
Professional Road Cyclist and Testicular Cancer Survivor
Lance Armstrong
  • 2005 Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris.
  • 2007 94th Tour de France won by Alberto Contador of Spain
  • 2012 Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea
  • 2013 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
  • 2013 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
  • 2013 €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
  • 2014 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
  • 2014 France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza
  • 2015 Over 3,500 immigrants over 2 days attempt to enter the Channel Tunnel at Calais, to cross into Britian
  • 2015 Mohammed Omar, mullah and Taliban leader is confirmed dead (killed 2013) by the Afghan government

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 206

  • 1935 Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
  • 1935 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
  • 1936 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
  • 1937 Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1938 Peter Jennings, news anchor (ABC Evening News), born in Toronto, Ontario

Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor
Peter Jennings
  • 1938 Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
  • 1939 Annea Lockwood, composer
  • 1941 David Warner, Manchester NH, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits)
  • 1942 Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
  • 1942 Tony Sirico, American actor
  • 1943 Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter)
  • 1943 Ingrid Kramer, Dresden Germany, diver (Olympic-gold-1964)
  • 1943 Roz Kelly, Mt Vernon NY, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days)
  • 1943 David Taylor, English snooker player
  • 1944 Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
  • 1945 Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
  • 1946 Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
  • 1946 Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
  • 1947 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
  • 1947 Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
  • 1949 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
  • 1949 Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
  • 1949 Leslie Easterbrook, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1950 Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
  • 1950 Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
  • 1951 Dean Pitchford, rocker
  • 1951 Deborah Pryor, California, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
  • 1951 Dan Driessen, American baseball player

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1953 Geddy Lee, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer), born in Toronto, Ontario

Singer-songwriter Geddy Lee
Singer-songwriter
Geddy Lee
  • 1953 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1953 Tim Gunn, American television personality
  • 1954 Flo Hyman, Inglewood California, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
  • 1955 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)
  • 1955 Dave Stevens, American illustrator
  • 1955 Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
  • 1956 Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
  • 1956 Patti Scialfa, singer (As Long as I Can Be)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen
  • 1956 Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
  • 1956 Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
  • 1957 Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
  • 1957 Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
  • 1959 Brian James Claar, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd), born in Santa Monica, California
  • 1959 Gary Springer, actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair), born in NYC, New York
  • 1959 John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
  • 1959 Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
  • 1959 Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
  • 1962 Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 Brit Open)
  • 1962 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
  • 1962 Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
  • 1962 Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
  • 1963 Alexandra Paul, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet), born in NYC, New York
  • 1963 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
  • 1963 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
  • 1963 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
  • 1963 Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
  • 1963 Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1963 Graham Poll, English football referee
  • 1963 Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
  • 1964 Lisa Peluso, Phila, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving)
  • 1965 Doug Burden, Rutland Vt, rower (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
  • 1965 Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1965 Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics-96)
  • 1965 Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
  • 1965 Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
  • 1966 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
  • 1966 Martina McBride, country singer
  • 1966 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic-gold-92)
  • 1966 Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
  • 1968 Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
  • 1968 Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
  • 1968 Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
  • 1969 Alison Dunlap, cyclist (Olympics-96), born in Denver, Colorado
  • 1970 John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
  • 1970 Maria Checca, Bogota Colombia, playmate (Aug, 1994)
  • 1970 Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
  • 1970 Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
  • 1971 Bryan Dattilo, Kankakee IL, actor (California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives)
  • 1971 Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
  • 1971 Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cin Reds)
  • 1971 Monica Calhoun, American actress
  • 1971 Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
  • 1972 Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
  • 1972 Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)
  • 1973 Stephen Dorff, actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1973 Wanya Morris, [Squirt], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
  • 1974 Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
  • 1975 Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
  • 1975 Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
  • 1975 Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
  • 1977 Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
  • 1979 Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
  • 1979 Ronald Murray, American basketball player
  • 1980 Ryan Braun, Kitchener, Onatrio, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels)
  • 1980 Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
  • 1980 Rachel Miner, American actress
  • 1981 Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)
  • 1981 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
  • 1981 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Troy Perkins, American soccer player
  • 1982 Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer

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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 107 of 107

  • 2007 Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)
  • 2007 Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
  • 2008 Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
  • 2009 Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
  • 2013 Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, dies from heart failure at 27
  • 2014 Idris Muhammad, American jazz drummer, dies at 74
  • 2015 Peter O'Sullevan, Irish horse racing commentator 'the voice of racing', dies at 97