On This Day

What Happened on July 30, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • British Senior Open Men's Golf, Turnberry: American Loren Roberts wins in a playoff with Eduardo Romero of Argentina
  • World's longest running music show "Top of the Pops" is broadcast for the last time on BBC Two. The show aired for 42 years.

Famous Deaths

  • Al Balding, Canadian golfer (first Canadian to win PGA Tour event in US, 4-time winner), dies of cancer at 82
  • Anthony Galla-Rini, American accordionist (b. 1904)
  • Murray Bookchin, American libertarian socialist (b. 1921)