On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1966

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock, New York

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
  • In Nigerian counter-coup, Head of State General Aguiyi Ironsi murdered, Yakubu Gowon appointed his successor

Famous Birthdays

  • Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

Person of interestMartina McBride

Martina McBride, American country singer and songwriter ("Independence Day"; "This One's For The Girls"; virtual duet with Dean Martin -"Baby It's Cold Outside"), born in Sharon, Kansas

Country Singer-Songwriter Martina McBride
Country Singer-Songwriter
Martina McBride
  • Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
  • Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic gold 1992)

Famous Deaths

  • Pal Jardanyi, composer, dies at 44
1966 Highlights

About July 29, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 55 years, 2 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Leo