What Happened on July 29


Historical Events

1902 – Union of Orthodox Rabbis of US and Canada forms
1914 – Austrian-Hungary bombs Belgrade
1930 – 115°F (46°C), Holly Springs, Mississippi (state record)
1935 – International Lawn Tennis Challenge, Wimbledon: 3rd straight GB title as Pat Hughes and Raymond Tuckey beat Americans Wilmer Allison and John Van Ryn 6-2, 1-6, 6-8, 6-3, 6-3 for unassailable 3-0 lead; ends 5-0
1948 – King George VI opens the XIV Summer Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium in London
1993 – Walter Koenig (Chekov in Star Trek) suffers a mild heart attack

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Famous Birthdays

1887 – Komako Kimura, Japanese suffragette, actress and editor (d. 1980)
1906 – Thelma Todd [Alison Loyd], American actress (Dangerous Female), born in Lawrence, Massachusetts (d. 1935)
1911 – Stephen McNally, American attorney and actor (Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
1937 – Charles Schwab, American investor and entrepreneur (Charles Schwab Corporation), born in Sacramento, California
1945 – Mike Garson, American session and touring rock and jazz pianist (David Bowie, 1972-2006; Mick Ronson; Smashing Pumpkins), born in New York City
1956 – Patti Scialfa, American singer-songwriter (“As Long As I Can Be (With You)”), wife of Bruce Springsteen, born in Deal, New Jersey

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Famous Deaths

1808 – Selim III, Turkish sultan (1789-1808) poet and composer, assassinated at 46
1838 – Jonathan Huntington, American composer, dies at 66
1918 – Ernest William Christmas, Australian painter (b. 1863)
1958 – Charles O’Malley, American actor in silent westerns (Iron Horse), dies at 61
1963 – Dorian Le Gallienne, Australian composer, dies at 48
1996 – Jason Thirsk, American punk rock bassist (Pennywise), dies of an accidental self-inflicted gunshot at 28

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