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July 29th, 2007 (July 29 2007)DeathMike Reid, English comedian and actor (born in 1940)
July 29th, 2007 (July 29 2007)DeathMichel Serrault, French actor (born in 1928)
July 29th, 2007 (July 29 2007)DeathTom Snyder, American television personality (born in 1936)
July 29th, 2007 (July 29 2007)DeathMarvin Zindler, American television reporter (born in 1921)
July 29th, 2005 (July 29 2005)EventAstronomers announce their discovery of Eris.
July 29th, 2004 (July 29 2004)DeathRena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (born in 1923)
July 29th, 2003 (July 29 2003)DeathFoday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (born in 1937)
July 29th, 2001 (July 29 2001)DeathEdward Gierek, Polish politician (born in 1913)
July 29th, 2001 (July 29 2001)DeathWau Holland, German computer hacker (born in 1951)
July 29th, 1998 (July 29 1998)DeathJerome Robbins, American choreographer (born in 1918)
July 29th, 1996 (July 29 1996)EventThe controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
July 29th, 1996 (July 29 1996)DeathRic Nordman, Canadian politician (born in 1919)
July 29th, 1996 (July 29 1996)DeathJason Thirsk, American bassist (Pennywise) (born in 1967)
July 29th, 1996 (July 29 1996)DeathMarcel-Paul Schutzenberger, French mathematician (born in 1920)
July 29th, 1995 (July 29 1995)DeathLes Elgart, American jazz musician and bandleader (born in 1917)
July 29th, 1994 (July 29 1994)DeathDorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel laureate (born in 1910) Crowfoot Quotes
July 29th, 1993 (July 29 1993)EventThe Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
July 29th, 1993 (July 29 1993)BirthMunro Chambers, Canadian Actor
July 29th, 1992 (July 29 1992)DeathMichel Larocque, Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1952)
July 29th, 1991 (July 29 1991)BirthMiki Ishikawa, American actress
July 29th, 1990 (July 29 1990)BirthShari Ramunni, Chemist
July 29th, 1990 (July 29 1990)DeathBruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (born in 1911)
July 29th, 1987 (July 29 1987)EventBritish Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France Francois Mitterrand sign the agreement to build the tunnel under the English Channel (Eurotunnel).Margaret Thatcher Quotes
July 29th, 1987 (July 29 1987)EventPrime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Lankan Pact on ethnic issues.
July 29th, 1987 (July 29 1987)BirthSabra Johnson, Winner of SYTYCD Season 3, American dancer
July 29th, 1987 (July 29 1987)DeathBibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (born in 1894)
July 29th, 1984 (July 29 1984)BirthChad Billingsley, American baseball player
July 29th, 1984 (July 29 1984)DeathFred Waring, American band leader and inventor (born in 1900)
July 29th, 1983 (July 29 1983)BirthAlexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
July 29th, 1983 (July 29 1983)DeathLuis Bunuel, Spanish director (born in 1900)Luis Bunuel Quotes
July 29th, 1983 (July 29 1983)DeathRaymond Massey, Canadian actor (born in 1896)
July 29th, 1983 (July 29 1983)DeathDavid Niven, English actor (born in 1910)
July 29th, 1982 (July 29 1982)BirthJanez Aljancic, Slovenian footballer
July 29th, 1982 (July 29 1982)BirthJonatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer
July 29th, 1982 (July 29 1982)BirthAllison Mack, American actress
July 29th, 1982 (July 29 1982)DeathHarold Sakata, Japanese-American actor (born in 1920)
July 29th, 1982 (July 29 1982)DeathVladimir Zworykin, Russian physicist and inventor (born in 1889)
July 29th, 1981 (July 29 1981)EventMarriage of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer.
July 29th, 1981 (July 29 1981)BirthFernando Alonso, Spanish two time formula 1 world champion
July 29th, 1981 (July 29 1981)BirthAndres Madrid, Argentine footballer
July 29th, 1981 (July 29 1981)BirthTroy Perkins, American soccer player
July 29th, 1981 (July 29 1981)DeathRobert Moses, American urban planner (born in 1888)
July 29th, 1980 (July 29 1980)BirthRyan Braun, Canadian baseball player
July 29th, 1980 (July 29 1980)BirthFernando Gonzalez, Chilean tennis player
July 29th, 1980 (July 29 1980)BirthRachel Miner, American actress
July 29th, 1979 (July 29 1979)BirthKarim Essediri, Tunisian footballer
July 29th, 1979 (July 29 1979)BirthRonald Murray, American basketball playerAl Murray Quotes
July 29th, 1979 (July 29 1979)DeathHerbert Marcuse, German philosopher (born in 1898) Philo Quotes
July 29th, 1979 (July 29 1979)DeathBill Todman, American television producer (born in 1916)
July 29th, 1976 (July 29 1976)EventIn New York City, the "Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
July 29th, 1976 (July 29 1976)DeathMickey Cohen, American gangster (born in 1913)
July 29th, 1975 (July 29 1975)BirthCorrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
July 29th, 1974 (July 29 1974)BirthJosh Radnor, American actor
July 29th, 1974 (July 29 1974)DeathCass Elliot, American musician (born in 1941)Cass Elliot Quotes
July 29th, 1974 (July 29 1974)DeathErich Kastner, German author (born in 1899)
July 29th, 1973 (July 29 1973)BirthStephen Dorff, American actor
July 29th, 1973 (July 29 1973)BirthWanya Morris, American singer (Boyz II Men)
July 29th, 1973 (July 29 1973)DeathNorm Smith, Australian rules footballer and coach (born in 1915)
July 29th, 1973 (July 29 1973)DeathRoger Williamson, English racing driver (born in 1948)Roger Williams Quotes
July 29th, 1972 (July 29 1972)BirthWil Wheaton, American actor
July 29th, 1971 (July 29 1971)BirthMonica Calhoun, American actress
July 29th, 1971 (July 29 1971)BirthLisa Ekdahl, Swedish singer songwriter
July 29th, 1970 (July 29 1970)DeathJohn Barbirolli, English conductor (born in 1899)
July 29th, 1969 (July 29 1969)BirthAdele Stevens, English model and erotic actress
July 29th, 1968 (July 29 1968)BirthPaavo Lotjonen, Finnish Cellist from the band Apocalyptica
July 29th, 1967 (July 29 1967)EventVietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS Forrestal catches on fire in the worst U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134.
July 29th, 1967 (July 29 1967)EventAt the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of Caracas, Venezuela was shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
July 29th, 1966 (July 29 1966)BirthMartina McBride, American singer
July 29th, 1966 (July 29 1966)BirthRichard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
July 29th, 1965 (July 29 1965)EventVietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
July 29th, 1965 (July 29 1965)BirthChang-Rae Lee, Korean-born authorAng Lee Quotes
July 29th, 1965 (July 29 1965)BirthLuis Alicea, baseball coach
July 29th, 1965 (July 29 1965)BirthDean Haglund, Canadian actor
July 29th, 1964 (July 29 1964)DeathVean Gregg, American baseball player (born in 1885)
July 29th, 1963 (July 29 1963)BirthGraham Poll, English football referee
July 29th, 1963 (July 29 1963)BirthJim Beglin, Irish football commentator
July 29th, 1963 (July 29 1963)BirthAlexandra Paul, American actress
July 29th, 1962 (July 29 1962)BirthVincent Rousseau, Belgian athlete
July 29th, 1962 (July 29 1962)BirthScott Steiner, American professional wrestler
July 29th, 1959 (July 29 1959)EventFirst United States Congress elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
July 29th, 1959 (July 29 1959)BirthSanjay Dutt, Indian actor
July 29th, 1959 (July 29 1959)BirthRuud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist
July 29th, 1959 (July 29 1959)BirthDave LaPoint, American baseball player
July 29th, 1959 (July 29 1959)BirthJohn Sykes, British guitarist (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang)
July 29th, 1958 (July 29 1958)EventU.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs into law the National Aeronautics and Space Act, which creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
July 29th, 1957 (July 29 1957)EventThe International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
July 29th, 1957 (July 29 1957)BirthNellie Kim, Russian gymnast
July 29th, 1957 (July 29 1957)BirthAlessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
July 29th, 1956 (July 29 1956)BirthTeddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator
July 29th, 1956 (July 29 1956)BirthRonnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
July 29th, 1955 (July 29 1955)BirthDave Stevens, American illustrator
July 29th, 1955 (July 29 1955)BirthJean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
July 29th, 1954 (July 29 1954)DeathCoen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (born in 1879)
July 29th, 1953 (July 29 1953)BirthKen Burns, American producer and director
July 29th, 1953 (July 29 1953)BirthGeddy Lee, Canadian bassist and singer (Rush)
July 29th, 1953 (July 29 1953)BirthPatti Scialfa, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
July 29th, 1953 (July 29 1953)BirthTim Gunn, American television personality
July 29th, 1951 (July 29 1951)BirthDan Driessen, American baseball player
July 29th, 1950 (July 29 1950)DeathJoe Fry, British racing driver (born in 1915)
July 29th, 1948 (July 29 1948)EventOlympic Games: The Games of the XIV OlympiadAfter a hiatus of 12 years caused by World War II, the first Summer Olympics to be held since the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin opened in London.
July 29th, 1947 (July 29 1947)BirthDick Harmon, American golf instructor (died in 2006)
July 29th, 1946 (July 29 1946)BirthNeal Doughty, American keyboardist (REO Speedwagon)
July 29th, 1946 (July 29 1946)BirthDiane Keen, English actress
July 29th, 1945 (July 29 1945)EventThe BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
July 29th, 1943 (July 29 1943)BirthDavid Taylor, English snooker player
July 29th, 1942 (July 29 1942)BirthTony Sirico, American actor
July 29th, 1941 (July 29 1941)BirthJennifer Dunn, American politician (died in 2007)
July 29th, 1941 (July 29 1941)BirthDavid Warner, English actor
July 29th, 1938 (July 29 1938)BirthPeter Jennings, Canadian-born journalist (died in 2005)Peter Jennings Quotes
July 29th, 1938 (July 29 1938)BirthJean Rochon, Quebec politician
July 29th, 1938 (July 29 1938)DeathNikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (born in 1885)
July 29th, 1937 (July 29 1937)EventTongzhou Incident
July 29th, 1937 (July 29 1937)BirthDaniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
July 29th, 1936 (July 29 1936)BirthElizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
July 29th, 1935 (July 29 1935)BirthPeter Schreier, German tenor
July 29th, 1934 (July 29 1934)DeathDidier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (born in 1883)
July 29th, 1933 (July 29 1933)BirthLou Albano, American pro wrestling manager
July 29th, 1933 (July 29 1933)BirthColin Davis, British racing driver
July 29th, 1933 (July 29 1933)BirthRobert Fuller, American actor
July 29th, 1932 (July 29 1932)EventGreat Depression: In Washington, DC, U.S. troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
July 29th, 1932 (July 29 1932)BirthNancy Kassebaum Baker, United States Senator from Kansas
July 29th, 1930 (July 29 1930)BirthPaul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer
July 29th, 1929 (July 29 1929)BirthJean Baudrillard, French philosopher Philo Quotes
July 29th, 1927 (July 29 1927)BirthHarry Mulisch, Dutch author
July 29th, 1925 (July 29 1925)BirthMikis Theodorakis, Greek composer
July 29th, 1925 (July 29 1925)BirthTed Lindsay, Canadian hockey player
July 29th, 1924 (July 29 1924)BirthLloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (died in 2005)
July 29th, 1924 (July 29 1924)BirthElizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (died in 1947)
July 29th, 1923 (July 29 1923)BirthJim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amplification
July 29th, 1923 (July 29 1923)BirthGordon Mitchell, American actor (died in 2003)
July 29th, 1921 (July 29 1921)EventAdolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.Adolf Hitler Quotes
July 29th, 1921 (July 29 1921)BirthRichard Egan, American actor (died in 1987)
July 29th, 1920 (July 29 1920)EventConstruction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
July 29th, 1920 (July 29 1920)BirthRodolfo Acosta, Mexican actor (died in 1974)
July 29th, 1920 (July 29 1920)BirthNeville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (died in 2007)
July 29th, 1918 (July 29 1918)BirthEdwin O Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner (died in 1968)
July 29th, 1918 (July 29 1918)DeathErnest William Christmas, Australian painter (born in 1863)
July 29th, 1916 (July 29 1916)BirthCharlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (died in 1942)
July 29th, 1916 (July 29 1916)BirthBudd Boetticher, American film director (died in 2001)
July 29th, 1915 (July 29 1915)BirthFrancis W. Sargent, 64th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1998)
July 29th, 1914 (July 29 1914)BirthIrwin Corey, American stand-up comedian
July 29th, 1913 (July 29 1913)BirthErich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
July 29th, 1913 (July 29 1913)DeathTobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate (born in 1838)
July 29th, 1911 (July 29 1911)BirthFoster Furcolo, 60th Governor of Massachusetts (died in 1995)
July 29th, 1911 (July 29 1911)BirthIakovos, Archbishop of America (died in 2005)
July 29th, 1907 (July 29 1907)EventSir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of Englandied in The camp ran from August 1-9, 1907, and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement.Robert South Quotes
July 29th, 1907 (July 29 1907)BirthMelvin Belli, American lawyer and actor (died in 1996)
July 29th, 1906 (July 29 1906)BirthDiana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (died in 1989)
July 29th, 1905 (July 29 1905)BirthClara Bow, American actress (died in 1965)
July 29th, 1905 (July 29 1905)BirthDag Hammarskjold, Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1961)Dag Hammarskjold Quotes
July 29th, 1905 (July 29 1905)BirthThelma Todd, American actress (died in 1935)
July 29th, 1905 (July 29 1905)BirthStanley Kunitz, American poet (died in 2006)
July 29th, 1904 (July 29 1904)BirthJ. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (died in 1993)
July 29th, 1900 (July 29 1900)EventIn Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
July 29th, 1900 (July 29 1900)BirthEyvind Johnson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1976)
July 29th, 1900 (July 29 1900)BirthDon Redman, American musician (died in 1964)
July 29th, 1900 (July 29 1900)DeathKing Umberto I of Italy (born in 1844)
July 29th, 1899 (July 29 1899)EventThe First Hague Convention is signed.
July 29th, 1899 (July 29 1899)BirthWalter Beall, American baseball player (died in 1959)
July 29th, 1898 (July 29 1898)BirthIsidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (died in 1988)Isidor Isaac Rabi Quotes
July 29th, 1897 (July 29 1897)BirthSir Neil Ritchie, British general (died in 1983)
July 29th, 1892 (July 29 1892)BirthWilliam Powell, American actor (died in 1984)
July 29th, 1890 (July 29 1890)DeathVincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (born in 1853)Vincent Van Gogh Quotes
July 29th, 1887 (July 29 1887)BirthSigmund Romberg, Hungarian-born composer (died in 1951)
July 29th, 1887 (July 29 1887)DeathAgostino Depretis, Italian statesman (died in 1813)
July 29th, 1885 (July 29 1885)BirthTheda Bara, American film actress (died in 1955)
July 29th, 1884 (July 29 1884)BirthRalph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (died in 1975)
July 29th, 1883 (July 29 1883)BirthPorfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (died in 1942)
July 29th, 1883 (July 29 1883)BirthBenito Mussolini, Italian dictator (died in 1945)Benito Mussolini Quotes
July 29th, 1878 (July 29 1878)BirthDon Marquis, American author (died in 1937)Don Marquis Quotes
July 29th, 1876 (July 29 1876)BirthMaria Ouspenskaya, Russian-born actress (died in 1949)
July 29th, 1874 (July 29 1874)BirthJames Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (died in 1942)James Wood Quotes
July 29th, 1872 (July 29 1872)BirthEric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (died in 1957)
July 29th, 1869 (July 29 1869)BirthBooth Tarkington, American author (died in 1946)
July 29th, 1864 (July 29 1864)EventAmerican Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
July 29th, 1858 (July 29 1858)EventUnited States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
July 29th, 1857 (July 29 1857)DeathThomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (born in 1774)
July 29th, 1856 (July 29 1856)DeathRobert Schumann, German composer (born in 1810)
July 29th, 1851 (July 29 1851)EventAnnibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
July 29th, 1849 (July 29 1849)BirthMax Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (died in 1923)
July 29th, 1848 (July 29 1848)EventIrish Potato Famine: Tipperary RevoltIn Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
July 29th, 1847 (July 29 1847)EventCumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
July 29th, 1844 (July 29 1844)DeathFranz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer (born in 1791)
July 29th, 1843 (July 29 1843)BirthJohannes Schmidt, German linguist (died in 1901)
July 29th, 1839 (July 29 1839)DeathGaspard de Prony, French mathematician (born in 1755)
July 29th, 1836 (July 29 1836)EventInauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
July 29th, 1833 (July 29 1833)DeathWilliam Wilberforce, English abolitionist (born in 1759)
July 29th, 1830 (July 29 1830)EventAbdication of Charles X of France.
July 29th, 1813 (July 29 1813)DeathJean-Andoche Junot, French general (born in 1771)
July 29th, 1805 (July 29 1805)BirthAlexis de Tocqueville, French historian and political scientist (died in 1859)Alexis de Tocqueville Quotes
July 29th, 1801 (July 29 1801)BirthGeorge Bradshaw, English publisher (died in 1853)
July 29th, 1797 (July 29 1797)BirthDaniel Drew, American financier (died in 1879)
July 29th, 1793 (July 29 1793)EventJohn Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
July 29th, 1792 (July 29 1792)DeathRene Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (born in 1714)
July 29th, 1781 (July 29 1781)DeathJohann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (born in 1713)
July 29th, 1763 (July 29 1763)BirthPhilip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (died in 1845)
July 29th, 1752 (July 29 1752)DeathPeter Warren, British admiral
July 29th, 1693 (July 29 1693)EventWar of the Grand Alliance: Battle of LandenFrance wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
July 29th, 1644 (July 29 1644)DeathPope Urban VIII (born in 1568)
July 29th, 1612 (July 29 1612)DeathJacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (born in 1554)
July 29th, 1605 (July 29 1605)BirthSimon Dach, German poet (died in 1659)
July 29th, 1588 (July 29 1588)EventAnglo-Spanish War: Battle of GravelinesEnglish naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
July 29th, 1567 (July 29 1567)EventJames VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
July 29th, 1565 (July 29 1565)EventMary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
July 29th, 1507 (July 29 1507)DeathMartin Behaim, German-born navigator and geographer (born in 1459)
July 29th, 1166 (July 29 1166)BirthHenry II of Champagne (died in 1197)
July 29th, 1108 (July 29 1108)DeathPhilip I of France (born in 1052)
July 29th, 1099 (July 29 1099)DeathPope Urban II (born in 1042)
July 29th, 1030 (July 29 1030)EventLadejarl-Fairhair succession wars: Battle of StiklestadKing Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
July 29th, 1030 (July 29 1030)DeathOlaf II of Norway (born in 995)
July 29th, 1014 (July 29 1014)EventByzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent savage treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of shock.
July 29th, 0238 (July 29 0238)DeathPupienus, Roman Emperor
July 29th, 0238 (July 29 0238)DeathBalbinus, Roman Emperor

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