On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 1983

Historical Events

  • "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV

Baseball Record

Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
  • Ashley McBryde, American country music singer-songwriter ("Girl Goin' Nowhere"; "A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega"), born in Waldron, Arkansas

Famous Deaths

David 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 (Abe Lincoln In Illinois; Dr; Kildare (TV series)), dies of pneumonia at 86
1983 Highlights

About July 29, 1983

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 4 months and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Leo