On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1973

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
  • Led Zeppelin have more than $200,000 in cash stolen from a safety-deposit box at the New York Hilton

Famous Birthdays

  • James Otto, American country singer (MuzikMafia), born in Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Stephen Dorff, actor (I Know My Name is Steven), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Wanya Morris, American R&B singer (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Eileen Percy, Irish silent film actress (Wicked, Backstage), dies at 72
  • Norm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (b. 1915)
  • Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)