On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Professional Cyclist and Drug Cheat Lance Armstrong
Professional 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)