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 This day in History - July 29
380 Historic Events for July 29
1975

Ford became 1st US pres to visit Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz

Event
1975

James [Benjamin] Blish, sci-fi author (Star Trek Reader), dies at 54

Death
1976

USSR performs underground nuclear Test

Event
1977

Austin Matthews, cricketer (Test Eng v NZ 1937), dies

Death
1977

Greg Burgess, US, 200m individual medley (Olympics-silver-92, 96)

Birth
1978

Wesley La Violette, composer, dies at 84

Death
1978

On Old Timer's Day, NY Yankees announce that Billy Martin will return as NY Yankee manager in 1980 and Bob Lemon will become GM

Event
1978

Penny Dean swims English Channel in record 7h40m

Event
1978

Pioneer 11 transmits images of Saturn and its rings

Event
1978

600,000 attend "Summer Jam" rock festival, Watkins Glen, NY

Event
1979

Herbert Marcuse, philosopher (Eros and Civilization), dies at 81

Death
1979

7th du Maurier Golf Classic (Peter Jackson Classic): Amy Alcott

Event
1980

Jan Tausinger, composer, dies at 58

Death
1981

Jennie Thompson, Wichita Falls TX, gymnast (Jr Natl-champ-93, Oly-96)

Birth
1981

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Amphitheater is dedicated

Event
1981

Iran ex-president Bani Sadr flees to Paris

Event
1981

Prince Charles of England weds Lady Diane Spencer

Event
1982

Richard N Gale, English general/paracommandant, dies at 86

Death
1982

Cor[nelis R J] Kieboom, resistor/President Feyenoord, dies at 81

Death
1982

Harold Sakata, actor (Kenji-Sarge), dies at 62

Death
1982

Andy Taylor of rock group Duran Duran weds Tracie Wilson

Event
1983

David Niven, actor (Rugues), dies in Switzerland at 73

Death
1983

J B Charles, [Willem Nagel], Dutch criminologist/writer, dies at 83

Death
1983

Luis Bu¤uel, director (Monk), dies of cirrhosis of liver at 83

Death
1983

Raymond Massey, actor (Dr Kildare), dies of pneumonia at 86

Death