What Happened on July 29, 2001

Historical Events

Film Premiere

"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

Sports History

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

  • 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
2001 History

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)

About July 29, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 21 years, 10 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Bootylicious - Destiny's Child
  • UK #1 Song: Eternal Flame - Atomic Kitten