This Day in History for 29th July (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 196 of 196

1956 - Jacques Cousteau's Calypso anchors in 7,500 m of water (record)
1956 - WCKT (now WSVN) TV channel 7 in Miami, FL (IND) begins broadcasting
1957 - Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson in 10 for heavyweight boxing title
1957 - International Atomic Energy Agency forms by UN
1957 - Jack Paar's Tonight show premieres
1958 - US President Eisenhower signs into law National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958
1958 - Southern Pacific Bay ferries stop running
1959 - First United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1961 - Bob Dylan injured in car accident
1961 - Phillies lose 1st of 23 straight games
1961 - Wallis & Futuna Islands become a French overseas territory
1965 - Beatles movie "Help" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
1965 - Gemini 5 returned after 12d 7h 11m 53s
Singer-Songwriter Bob DylanSinger-Songwriter Bob Dylan 1965 - Major league record 26 strikeouts, Phillies (16), Pirates (10)
1965 - USSR performs nuclear Test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR
1966 - Bob Dylan hurt in motorcycle accident near Woodstock NY
1966 - Nigerians chief of staff Jakubu Gowon makes coup
1967 - Fire aboard carrier USS Forrestal in Gulf of Tonkin kills 134
1967 - Moderate quake (6.5) strikes Caracas Venezuela causing severe damage
1967 - U S S Forrestal explodes kills 134. $100 million damage
1968 - Cincinnati Red George Culver no hits Phillies, 6-1
1968 - Gram Parsons refuses to play with the Byrds in South Africa
1968 - Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption
1968 - Pope Paul VI, in an encyclical entitled "Humanae Vitae" (Of Human Life), declares any artificial forms of birth control prohibited
1968 - Wash DC Ron Hansen makes unassisted triple play vs Cleve
1969 - Mariner 6 begins transmitting far-encounter photos of Mars
1970 - 6 days of race rioting in Hartford Ct
1972 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1973 - $180,000 in Led Zeppelin receipts are robbed from NY Hilton
1973 - Greek plebiscite chooses republic over monarchy
1974 - 2nd impeachment vote against Nixon by House Judiciary Committee
1974 - Episcopal Church ordained female priests
1974 - France performs nuclear Test at Muruora Island
1974 - St Louis Card Lou Brock steals his 700th base
1975 - Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz
1975 - Military coup by Gen Mohammed/Pres Jakubu Gowon fired
1976 - USSR performs underground nuclear Test
1976 - In New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
1978 - 600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY
1978 - Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m
1978 - Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn & its rings
1978 - On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 & Bob Lemon will become GM
1979 - 7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott
1981 - Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated
1981 - Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris
1981 - Anti-apartheid protesters against the Springbok rugby tour are confronted by police who use batons to stop them marching to South Africa’s Consul, New Zealand.
1983 - "Friday Night Videos" premieres on NBC TV
1983 - Steve Garvey ends his NL record 1,207 consecutive game streak
1984 - 12th du Maurier Golf Classic: Juli Inkster
1984 - 23rd Summer Olympics opens in LA
1985 - 19th Space Shuttle Mission (51-F)-Challenger 8-launched
1986 - Bomb attack in West-Beirut, 30 killed
1986 - Dennis Amiss scores his 100th 100, Warwickshire v Lancashire
1986 - NY jury rules NFL violated antitrust laws, awards USFL $1 in damages
1987 - Ben & Jerry's & Jerry Garcia agree on a new flavor Cherry Garcia
1988 - FDIC bails out 1st Republic Bank, Dallas, with $4 billion
1988 - Gorbachev pushes plan electing president & parliament in March, 1989
1988 - Judge orders NASA to release unedited tape from Challenger cockpit
1988 - Last US Playboy Club (Lansing Mich) closes
1988 - South African government bans anti-apartheid film "Cry Freedom"
1988 - Baltimore trades Mike Boddicker to the Red Sox for Brady Anderson & Curt Schilling
1988 - Rick Sutcliffe swipes home, 1st pitcher since Pascual Perez in 1984 to steal home
1989 - Javier Sotomayor of Cuba sets high jump record (8'0") in San Juan
1989 - Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
1989 - Vince Coleman, record streak stopped at 50 straight stolen bases
1989 - White Sox trade Harold Baines to Rangers for Scott Fletcher & Sam Sosa
1990 - 26th Curtis Cup: US wins 14-4
1990 - 28th Tennis Fed Cup: USA beats USSR in Atlanta Georgia (2-1)
LPGA Golfer Beth DanielLPGA Golfer Beth Daniel 1990 - 36th Mazda LPGA Championship won by Beth Daniel
1990 - Boston Red Sox set major league record with 12 doubles in a game
1990 - South Africa Communist Party begins 1st legal conference
1991 - 1st Sunday Night game at Shea Stadium (Mets beat Cubs 6-0)
1991 - Yankee Stadium fans throw cups & blowup dolls at Jose Canseco
1992 - "Chinese Coffee" closes at Circle in Sq Theater NYC after 18 perfs
1992 - Evgueni Sadovyi swims world record/OR 400m freestyle (3:45.00)
1992 - Ray Sharkey, actor (Wiseguys), arrested for narcotic possession
1993 - Cin Red pitcher Thomas Browning arrested for marijuana possession
1993 - Walter Koenig (Checkov-Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack
1993 - Israeli Court of Appeal overturns (5-0) conviction of John Demjaujuk, saying not enough evidence he is Concentration Camp Ivan the Terrible
1994 - 200,000 Moslems demand death to feminist Taslima Nasrin
1994 - Corrupt Italian ex-premier Craxi gets 8½ year jail sentenced
1994 - H Emans Arubaanse Peoples Party wins parliamentary election
1994 - India army kills 27 Moslem militants
1994 - Jesse Timmedequas, rapes & murders Megan Kanka, 7 (Megan's Law)
1994 - Parliamentary election in Aruba
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 1995 - Monica Seles beats Martina Naratilova in her return to tennis
1995 - Carolina Panthers beat Jacksonville Jaguars in their 1st NFL exhibition game 20-14
1996 - The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
1997 - US Senior Golf Open ends at Olympia Fields GC Ill
2005 - Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris.
2012 - Tropical Storm Khanun kills 88 people and leaves 60,000 homeless in North Korea
2013 - 44 people are killed in a wave of car bombings in Iraq
2013 - 300 prisoners are freed after a Taliban attack in Dera Ismal Khan, Pakistan
2013 - €103 million of diamonds is stolen from the Carton Intercontinental Hotel, Cannes, France
2014 - 100 Gazans killed overnight by Israeli strikes
2014 - France contributes 8 million Euros in aid to Gaza

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 206

1935 - Leonard Lee, rocker (Shirley & Lee)
1935 - Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor (Dresden State Opera 1961)
1936 - Elizabeth Hanford Dole, US Secretary of Transportation (1983-87)
1937 - Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1938 - Peter Jennings, Toronto Canada, news anchor (ABC Evening News)
1938 - Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
1939 - Annea Lockwood, composer
1941 - David Warner, Manchester NH, actor (Star Trek VI, Time Bandits)
Journalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter JenningsJournalist and T.V. News Anchor Peter Jennings (1938) 1942 - Sharon Gans, actress (Slaughterhouse 5)
1942 - Tony Sirico, American actor
1943 - Charles Hallahan, actor (Hunter)
1943 - Ingrid Kramer, Dresden Germany, diver (Olympic-gold-1964)
1943 - Roz Kelly, Mt Vernon NY, actress (Owl & Pussycat, Happy Days)
1943 - David Taylor, English snooker player
1944 - Terry Jarvis, NZ cricket opener (387 partnership w/Turner v WI 1972)
1945 - Michelle Angelo, Kingsville Tx, actress (Funny Girl)
1946 - Bill Forsyth, director (Local Hero, Breaking In, Housekeeping)
1946 - Neal Doughty, Evansville IN, rock keyboardist (Reo Speedwagon)
1947 - Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
1947 - Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
1949 - Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of Vice President Dan Quayle (1989-93)
1949 - Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling WV, actor (Love & Betrayal, Afterburn)
1949 - Leslie Easterbrook, Los Angeles, California, American actress (The Devil's Rejects, Police Academy)
1950 - Maricica Puica, Romania, 2K runner (world record)
1950 - Radu Voina, Romania, team handball (Oly-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80)
1951 - Dean Pitchford, rocker
1951 - Deborah Pryor, California, actress (The Godson)/(Rep-R-Ohio)
1951 - Dan Driessen, American baseball player
Singer-songwriter Geddy LeeSinger-songwriter Geddy Lee (1953) 1953 - Geddy Lee, Toronto Canada, lead vocalist/bassist (Rush-Tom Sawyer)
1953 - Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], Brooklyn, New York, American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball)
1953 - Tim Gunn, American television personality
1954 - Flo Hyman, Inglewood California, volleyball player (Olympic-silver-1984)
1955 - "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player (Pogues-Straight to Hell)
1955 - Dave Stevens, American illustrator
1955 - Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
1956 - Brenda Hocott, LPGA golfer
1956 - Patti Scialfa, singer (As Long as I Can Be)/Mrs Bruce Springsteen
1956 - Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
1956 - Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
1957 - Nellie Kim, Shurab, Tajik SSR, Soviet gymnast (Olympic-3 golds-1976)
1957 - Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
1959 - Brian James Claar, Santa Monica CA, PGA golfer (1991 AT&T-2nd)
1959 - Gary Springer, NYC, actor (Bernice Bobs Her Hair)
1959 - John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist (Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder)
1959 - Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor
1959 - Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
1962 - Corinne Dibnah, Brisbane Australia, LPGA golfer (1988 Brit Open)
1962 - Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback (Frankfurt Galaxy)
1962 - Vincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
1962 - Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
1963 - Alexandra Paul, NYC, actress (Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet)
1963 - Azeem Hafeez, cricketer (fingerless Pakistani lefty quick)
1963 - Damon Allen, CFL quarterback (BC Lions)
1963 - Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player (FC Twente)
1963 - Patty Dodd, Bogota Columbia, WPVA volleyballer (US Open-2nd-1988)
1963 - Steve Frey, Meadowbrook PA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1963 - Graham Poll, English football referee
1963 - Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator
1964 - Lisa Peluso, Phila, actress (Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving)
1965 - Doug Burden, Rutland Vt, rower (Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96)
1965 - Henry James, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
1965 - Karen Doell, Winkler Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman (Olympics-96)
1965 - Luis Alicea, Santurce Puerto Rico, infielder (St Louis Cardinals)
1965 - Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author
1966 - Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)
1966 - Martina McBride, country singer
1966 - Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, (Olympic-gold-92)
1966 - Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
1968 - Kristen Babb-Sprague, California, US synchronized swimmer (Olympic-gold-92)
1968 - Mike Williams, Radford VA, pitcher (Philadelphia Phillies)
1968 - Paavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist (Apocalyptica)
1969 - Alison Dunlap, Denver Colorado, cyclist (Olympics-96)
1970 - John Rennie, cricketer (Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993)
1970 - Maria Checca, Bogota Colombia, playmate (Aug, 1994)
1970 - Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver (KC Chiefs, Scottish Claymores)
1970 - Steve Wojciechowski, Blue Island IL, pitcher (Oakland A's)
1971 - Bryan Dattilo, Kankakee IL, actor (California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives)
1971 - Jayne Fenner, Four Marks England, US sailing (Olympic-92)
1971 - Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher (Cin Reds)
1971 - Monica Calhoun, American actress
1971 - Lisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
1972 - Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR (Scotland Claymores)
1972 - Wil Wheaton, CA, actor (Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me)
1973 - Stephen Dorff, Atlanta, actor (I Know My Name is Steven)
1973 - Wanya Morris, [Squirt], Phila Pa, rapper (Boyz II Men)
1974 - Derek Wilkinson, Lasalle, NHL goalie (Tampa Bay Lightning)
1975 - Seth Greisinger, Kansas City KS, baseball pitcher (Olympics-bronze-96)
1975 - Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe (1997)
1975 - Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1977 - Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)
1979 - Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
1979 - Ronald Murray, American basketball player
1980 - Ryan Braun, Kitchener, Onatrio, Canadian baseball player (Los Angeles Angels)
1980 - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player
1980 - Rachel Miner, American actress
1981 - Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)
1981 - Fernando Alonso, Spanish Formula 1 Driver
1981 - Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
1981 - Troy Perkins, American soccer player
1982 - Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 105 of 105

2007 - Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936)
2007 - Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
2008 - Ishmeet Singh Sodhi, Indian Playback Singer (b. 1989)
2009 - Gayatri Devi, Ex-Maharani of Indian state Jaipur. (b. 1919)
2013 - Christian Benítez, Ecuadorian footballer, dies from heart failure at 27

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