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

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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

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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.

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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)

Sport awardGolf Tournament

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

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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.

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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 207

  • 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

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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, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days), born in Mt Vernon, New York
  • 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)
  • 1948 Neal Walk, American basketball player (Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Jazz, NY Knicks), born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • 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

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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], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 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, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96), born in Wichita Falls, Texas
  • 1981 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
  • 1981 Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
  • 1981 Troy Perkins, American soccer player

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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