On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
  • Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player

Famous Deaths


Person of interestDavid Niven

David Niven, British actor (Around the World in 80 Days, Rugues), dies in Switzerland of Lou Gehrig's disease at 73

  • J. B. Charles [Willem H. Nagel], Dutch criminologist and writer, dies at 83
  • Luis Buñuel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83
  • Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86