July 29 in recent years
is the 210th day of the year (211th in July 29 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 155 days remaining until the end of the year.
Events [ ]
1014 - Byzantine-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.
1030 - Ladejarl- Fairhair succession wars: Battle of Stiklestad - King Olaf II fights and dies trying to regain his Norwegian throne from the Danes.
1565 - Mary Queen of Scots, widowed, marries Henry Stuart, Duke of Albany at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh, Scotland.
1567 - James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.
1588 - Anglo-Spanish War: Battle of Gravelines - English naval forces under command of Lord Charles Howard and Sir Francis Drake defeats the Spanish Armada off the coast of Gravelines, France.
1693 - War of the Grand Alliance: Battle of Landen - France wins a Pyrrhic victory over Allied forces in the Netherlands.
1793 - John Graves Simcoe decides to build a fort and settlement at Toronto, having sailed into the bay there.
1830 - Abdication of Charles X of France.
1836 - Inauguration of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
1847 - Cumberland School of Law founded in Lebanon, Tennessee, USA. At the end of 1847 only 15 law schools exist in the United States.
1848 - Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt - In Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.
1851 - Annibale de Gasparis discovers asteroid 15 Eunomia.
1858 - United States and Japan sign the Harris Treaty.
1864 - American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington.
1899 - The First Hague Convention is signed.
1900 - In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by Italian-born anarchist Gaetano Bresci.
1907 - Sir Robert Baden-Powell sets up the Brownsea Island Scout camp in Poole Harbour on the south coast of England. The camp ran from August 1-9, 1907, and is regarded as the founding of the Scouting movement.
1920 - Construction of the Link River Dam begins as part of the Klamath Reclamation Project.
1921 - Adolf Hitler becomes leader of the National Socialist German Workers Party.
1932 - Great Depression: In Washington, U.S. troops disperse the last of the " Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.
1945 - The BBC Light Programme radio station was launched for mainstream light entertainment and music.
1947 - After being shut off on November 9, 1946 for a memory upgrade, ENIAC, the world's first all-electronic digital computer, is reactivated. It will remain in continuous operation until October 2, 1955.
1948 - Olympic Games: The Games of the XIV Olympiad - After 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.
1957 - The International Atomic Energy Agency is established.
1958 - The U.S. Congress formally creates the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ( NASA).
1959 - First Congressional elections in Hawaii as a state of the Union.
1965 - Vietnam War: The first 4,000 101st Airborne Division paratroopers arrive in Vietnam, landing at Cam Ranh Bay.
1966 - Musician Bob Dylan crashes his Triumph motorcycle in upstate New York. He goes into seclusion for over a year before reemerging and reinventing himself artistically. 1966 - American magazine
releases issue with the Datebook Beatles article from the four months ago which includes London Evening Standard John Lennon's "more popular than Jesus" statement, setting off a furor resulting the trashing and burning of Beatles records and merchandise and the banning of Beatles songs on radio
1967 - Vietnam War: Off the coast of North Vietnam the USS catches on fire in the worst Forrestal U.S. naval disaster since World War II, killing 134. 1967 - At the fourth day of celebrating its 400th anniversary, the city of
Caracas, Venezuela was shaken by an earthquake, leaving approximately 500 dead.
1976 - In New York City, the " Son of Sam" kills one person and seriously wounds another in the first of a series of attacks.
1981 - Lady Diana Spencer marries Charles.
1987 - British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and President of France François Mitterrand sign the agreement to build the tunnel under the English Channel ( Eurotunnel). 1987 -
Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi and Sri Lankan President J. R. Jayawardene sign the Indo-Lankan Pact on ethnic issue.
1993 - The Israeli Supreme Court acquits accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk of all charges and he is set free.
1996 - The controversial child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act ( 1996) is struck down as too broad by a U.S. federal court.
2005 - Astronomers announce their discovery of Eris. 2007 - The ruling coalition of Japan lost its majority in the upper house after the election.
Births [ ]
1166 - Henry II of Champagne (d. 1197)
1605 - Simon Dach, German poet (d. 1659)
1763 - Philip Charles Durham, Royal Navy Admiral (d. 1845)
1797 - Daniel Drew, American financier (d. 1879)
1801 - George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
1805 - Alexis de Tocqueville, French historian and political scientist (d. 1859)
1843 - Johannes Schmidt, German linguist (d. 1901)
1849 - Max Nordau, Austrian author and Zionist leader (d. 1923)
1869 - Booth Tarkington, American author (d. 1946)
1872 - Eric Alfred Knudsen, American folklorist (d. 1957)
1874 - James Shaver Woodsworth, Canadian politician (d. 1942)
1876 - Maria Ouspenskaya, Russian-born actress (d. 1949)
1878 - Don Marquis, American author (d. 1937)
1883 - Porfirio Barba-Jacob, Colombian poet and writer (d. 1942) 1883 -
Benito Mussolini, Italian dictator (d. 1945)
1884 - Ralph A. Bard, U.S. Navy Undersecretary (d. 1975)
1885 - Theda Bara, American film actress (d. 1955)
1887 - Sigmund Romberg, Hungarian-born composer (d. 1951)
1892 - William Powell, American actor (d. 1984)
1897 - Sir Neil Ritchie, British general (d. 1983)
1898 - Isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1988)
1900 - Eyvind Johnson, Swedish writer, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1976) 1900 -
Don Redman, American musician (d. 1964)
1904 - J. R. D. Tata, Indian industrialist (d. 1993)
1905 - Clara Bow, American actress (d. 1965) 1905 -
Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish 2nd UN Secretary-General, Nobel Prize Laureate (d. 1961) 1905 -
Thelma Todd, American actress (d. 1935) 1905 -
Stanley Kunitz, American poet (d. 2006)
1906 - Diana Vreeland, French-born fashion editor (d. 1989)
1907 - Melvin Belli, American lawyer and actor (d. 1996)
1911 - Iakovos (d. 2005)
1913 - Erich Priebke, Nazi war criminal
1914 - Irwin Corey, American stand-up comedian
1916 - Charlie Christian, American jazz guitarist (d. 1942) 1916 -
Budd Boetticher, American film director (d. 2001)
1918 - Edwin O'Connor, American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner (d. 1968)
1920 - Rodolfo Acosta, Mexican actor (d. 1974) 1920 -
Neville Jeffress, Australian founder of Media Monitors Australia (d. 2007)
1921 - Richard Egan, American actor (d. 1987)
1923 - Jim Marshall, founder of Marshall Amplification 1923 -
Gordon Mitchell, American actor (d. 2003)
1924 - Lloyd Bochner, Canadian actor (d. 2005) 1924 -
Elizabeth Short, victim in the Black Dahlia case (d. 1947)
1925 - Mikis Theodorakis, Greek composer 1925 -
Ted Lindsay, Canadian hockey player
1927 - Harry Mulisch, Dutch author
1929 - Jean Baudrillard, French philosopher
1930 - Paul Taylor, American dancer and choreographer
1932 - Nancy Kassebaum Baker, United States Senator from Kansas
1933 - Lou Albano, American pro wrestling manager 1933 -
Colin Davis, British racing driver 1933 -
Robert Fuller, American actor
1935 - Peter Schreier, German tenor
1936 - Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Senator from North Carolina
1937 - Daniel McFadden, American economist, Nobel Prize Laureate
1938 - Peter Jennings, Canadian-born journalist (d. 2005) 1938 -
Jean Rochon, Quebec politician
1941 - Jennifer Dunn, American politician (d. 2007) 1941 -
David Warner, English actor
1942 - Tony Sirico, American actor
1943 - David Taylor, English snooker player
1946 - Neal Doughty, American keyboardist ( REO Speedwagon)
1947 - Dick Harmon, American golf instructor (d. 2006)
1951 - Dan Driessen, American baseball player
1953 - Ken Burns, American producer and director 1953 -
Geddy Lee, Canadian musician ( Rush) 1953 -
Patti Scialfa, American singer, guitarist and songwriter
1955 - Dave Stevens, American illustrator 1955 -
Jean-Hugues Anglade, French actor
1956 - Teddy Atlas, American boxing trainer and commentator 1956 -
Ronnie Musgrove, Former Governor of Mississippi
1957 - Nellie Kim, Russian gymnast 1957 -
Alessandra Marc, American operatic soprano
1959 - Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor 1959 -
Ruud Janssen, Dutch writer and artist 1959 -
Dave LaPoint, American baseball player 1959 -
John Sykes, British guitarist ( Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers of Pan Tang)
1962 - Scott Steiner, American professional wrestler
1963 - Graham Poll, English referee 1963 -
Jim Beglin, Irish football commentator 1963 -
Alexandra Paul, American actress
1965 - Chang-Rae Lee, Korean-born author 1965 -
Luis Alicea, baseball coach 1965 -
Dean Haglund, Canadian actor
1966 - Martina McBride, American singer 1966 -
Richard Steven Horvitz, American comic voiceactor
1969 - Adele Stevens, English model and erotic actress
1971 - Monica Calhoun, American actress
1972 - Wil Wheaton, American actor
1973 - Stephen Dorff, American actor 1973 -
Wanya Morris, American singer ( Boyz II Men)
1974 - Josh Radnor, American actor
1975 - Corrado Grabbi, Italian footballer
1979 - Karim Essediri, Tunisian footballer 1979 -
Ronald Murray, American basketball player
1980 - Fernando González, Chilean tennis player 1980 -
Rachel Miner, American actress
1981 - Fernando Alonso, Spanish two time formula 1 world champion 1981 -
Andrés Madrid, Argentine footballer
1982 - Jônatas Domingos, Brazilian footballer 1982 -
Janez Aljančič, Slovenian footballer 1982 -
Allison Mack, American actress 1983 - Alexei Kaigorodov, Russian hockey player
Deaths [ ]
238 - Pupienus, Roman Emperor 238 -
Balbinus, Roman Emperor
1030 - Olaf II of Norway (b. 995)
1099 - Pope Urban II (b. 1042)
1108 - Philip I of France (b. 1052)
1507 - Martin Behaim, German-born navigator and geographer (b. 1459)
1612 - Jacques Bongars, French scholar and diplomat (b. 1554)
1644 - Pope Urban VIII (b. 1568)
1752 - Peter Warren, British admiral
1781 - Johann Kies, German astronomer and mathematician (b. 1713)
1792 - René Nicolas Charles Augustin de Maupeou, Chancellor of France (b. 1714)
1813 - Jean-Andoche Junot, French general (b. 1771)
1833 - William Wilberforce, English abolitionist (b. 1759)
1839 - Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (b. 1755)
1844 - Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart, Austrian composer (b. 1791)
1856 - Robert Schumann, German composer (b. 1810)
1857 - Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (b. 1774)
1887 - Agostino Depretis, Italian statesman (d. 1813)
1890 - Vincent van Gogh, Dutch painter (b. 1853)
1900 - King Umberto I of Italy (b. 1844)
1913 - Tobias Michael Carel Asser, Dutch jurist, Nobel Prize Laureate (b. 1838)
1934 - Didier Pitre, French Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1883)
1938 - Nikolai Krylenko, Russian/Soviet jurist and politician (b. 1885)
1950 - Joe Fry, British racing driver (b. 1915)
1951 - Hozumi Shigeto, Japanese author (b. 1883)
1954 - Coen de Koning, Dutch speed skater (b. 1879)
1964 - Vean Gregg, American baseball player (b. 1885)
1970 - John Barbirolli, English conductor (b. 1899)
1973 - Roger Williamson, English racing driver (b. 1948)
1974 - Cass Elliot, American musician (b. 1941) 1974 -
Erich Kästner, German author (b. 1899)
1976 - Mickey Cohen, American gangster (b. 1913)
1979 - Herbert Marcuse, German philosopher (b. 1898) 1979 -
Bill Todman, American television producer (b. 1916)
1981 - Robert Moses, American urban planner (b. 1888)
1982 - Harold Sakata, Japanese-American actor (b. 1920) 1982 -
Vladimir Zworykin, Russian physicist and inventor (b. 1889)
1983 - Luis Buñuel, Spanish director (b. 1900) 1983 -
Raymond Massey, Canadian actor (b. 1896) 1983 -
David Niven, English actor (b. 1910)
1984 - Fred Waring, American band leader and inventor (b. 1900)
1990 - Bruno Kreisky, Chancellor of Austria (b. 1911)
1992 - Michel Larocque, French-Canadian hockey player (b. 1952)
1994 - Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin, British chemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1910)
Template:Wp1995 - Temika Chantel Johanna Jackson Trinidadian School Student,
1996 - Ric Nordman, Canadian politician (b. 1919) 1996 -
Jason Thirsk, American bassist ( Pennywise) (b. 1967) 1996 -
Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (b. 1920)
1998 - Jerome Robbins, American choreographer (b. 1918)
2001 - Edward Gierek, Polish politician (b. 1913) 2001 -
Wau Holland, German computer hacker (b. 1951)
2003 - Foday Sankoh, Sierra Leonean rebel leader (b. 1937)
2004 - Rena Vlahopoulou, Greek actress and singer (b. 1923)
2007 - Mike Reid, English comedian and actor (b. 1940) 2007 -
Michel Serrault, French actor (b. 1928) 2007 -
Tom Snyder, American television personality (b. 1936) 2007 - Marvin Zindler, American television reporter (b. 1921)
Holidays and observations [ ]
Saint Eugenius, king [Magdeburg]
Saint Felix I, pope, and companions ( Simplicius, (siblings)), martyrs [common]
Saint Ladislas, king, confessor (Deposition) [Hungary]
Saint Lupus, bishop of Troyes, confessor [Cologne, Constance, Metz, Paris, France]
Saint Olaf II of Norway, king of Norway, martyr, patron of woodcarvers [Sleswig, Scandinavia] - celebrated in Norway as Olsok (St. Olav's Day)
Saint Pantaleon [Paris]
Saint Beatrice of Nazareth
Saint Martha, host of Christ, sister of Lazarus, patron saint of cooks, domestic staff and dieticians [common] Saint Serafina
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118 Familypedia people were born on July 29
123 Familypedia people died on July 29
81 Familypedia people were first married on July 29