On This Day

What Happened on June 29, 1997

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • "American Daughter" closes at Cort Theater NYC after 88 performances
  • "London Assurance" closes at Criterion Theater NYC after 72 performances
  • Progress M-35 Soyuz Launch (Russia)
  • Tyrenda Williams, 18, of Alabama, crowned 40th America's Junior Miss
  • US Senior Open Men's Golf, Olympia Fields CC: Graham Marsh of Australia wins by 1 stroke ahead of South African John Bland

Famous Deaths

  • William Hickey, American actor (Prizzi's Honor, The Nightmare Before Christmas), dies of emphysema at 69