On This Day

What Happened on July 29, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes island of Lombok, Indonesia, killing at least 14

Sport awardGolf Tournament

British Senior Open Men's Golf, St. Andrews: Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez wins by 1 shot from defending champion Bernhard Langer of Germany

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Chipper Jones, Alan Trammell, Trevor Hoffman, Vladimir Guerrero, Jim Thome and Jack Morris are inducted in Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY
  • Demonstrations calling for safer road by students begin in Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Ethiopian state funeral for murdered dam engineer Simegnew Bekele in Addis Ababa prompts unrest
  • Hun Sen's Cambodian People’s Party Hun Sen claims to have won all 125 seats in country's general election with widespread criticism of a sham vote
  • Palestinian teenage activist Ahed Tamimi released from prison after eight months
  • Tour de France: Geraint Thomas becomes the first Welshman and only 3rd Briton to win the Tour; beats Dutchman Tom Dumoulin by 1' 51"; Peter Sagan wins green points jersey

Famous Deaths

  • Tomasz Stańko, Polish trumpeter (Astigmatic), dies of complication from lung cancer at 76