On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 2001

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"The Princess Diaries", starring Anne Hathaway (in her film debut), featuring Julie Andrews, and directed by Garry Marshall, premieres at El Capitan theater in Hollywood

Actress Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews

Event of interestEvent of Interest

88th Tour de France: no winner (Lance Armstrong disqualified)

Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Cyclist and Drug Cheat
Lance Armstrong
  • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Royal County Down: Australian Ian Stanley wins in a playoff with Bob Charles of New Zealand
  • Copa América Final, Estadio El Campín, Bogotá: Defender Iván Córdoba scores winner as home team Columbia edge Mexico, 1-0

Famous Deaths

  • Alex Nicol, American actor (The Screaming Skull, Man From Laramie, Air Cadet), dies of natural causes at 85
  • Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913)
  • Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
2001 Highlights

About July 29, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Leo