July 29 Birthdays in History - July 29 Deaths - July 29 Events
1981 Jennie Thompson, born in Wichita Falls, Texas, gymnast, Junior National-champ-93, 1996 Olympics
1981 Fernando Alonso, Spanish Celebrity
1977 Greg Burgess, U.S., 200m individual medley, Olympics-silver-92, 96
1975 Seth Greisinger, born in Kansas City, Kansas, baseball pitcher 1996 Olympics bronze
1975 Sheya Shipanga, Miss Namibia Universe 1997
1974 Derek Wilkinson, born in Lasalle, NHL goalie, Tampa Bay Lightning
1973 Stephen Dorff, born in Atlanta, actor, I Know My Name is Steven
1973 Wanya Morris, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, rapper, Boyz II Men
1972 Steven Branscombe, WLAF WR for the Scotland Claymores
1972 Wil Wheaton, born in California, actor, Star Trek Next Generation-Wesley, Stand By Me
1971 Bryan Dattilo, born in Kankakee, Illinois, actor, California Dreaming, Days of Our Lives
1971 Jayne Fenner, born in Four Marks, England, U.S. sailing 1992 Olympics
1971 Johnny Ruffin, Butler AL, pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds
1970 John Rennie, cricketer, Zimbabwe pace bowler 1993
1970 Maria Checca, born in Bogota, Colombia, playmate, Aug, 1994
1970 Sean LaChapelle, NFL/WLAF receiver, Kansas City Chiefs, Scottish Claymores
1970 Steve Wojciechowski, born in Blue Island, Illinois, pitcher for the Oakland A's
1969 Alison Dunlap, born in Denver, Colorado, cyclist 1996 Olympics
1968 Kristen Babb-Sprague, born in California, U.S. synchronized swimmer, Olympics gold 92
1968 Mike Williams, born in Radford, Virginia, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
1966 Jeff Herrod, NFL linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts
1966 Martina McBride, born in Sharon, Kansas, singer, country music genre, songwriter, successful songs include, 'Happy Girl', 'A Broken Wing', 'Wrong Again', dubbed the, 'Celine Dion of Country Music'
1966 Sally Gunnell, 400m hurdler, Olympics gold 92
1965 Doug Burden, Rutland Vt, rower, Olympics-5th-88, 92, 96
1965 Henry James, NBA forward for the Cleveland Cavaliers
1965 Karen Doell, born in Winkler, Manitoba, softball 2nd baseman 1996 Olympics
1965 Luis Alicea, born in Santurce, Puerto Rico, infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals
1964 Lisa Peluso, born in Philadelphia, actress, Search for Tomorrow, Ava-Loving
1963 Alexandra Paul, born in New York City, actress, Christine, American Flyers, Dragnet
1963 Azeem Hafeez, cricketer, fingerless Pakistani lefty quick
1963 Damon Allen, CFL quarterback for the BC Lions
1963 Michel Boerebach, Dutch soccer player, FC Twente
1963 Patty Dodd, born in Bogota, Columbia, WPVA volleyballer, U.S. Open-2nd-1988
1963 Steve Frey, born in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies
1962 Corinne Dibnah, born in Brisbane, Australia, LPGA golfer, 1988 British Open
1962 Steve Pelluer, WLAF quarterback for the Frankfurt Galaxy
1959 Brian James Claar, born in Santa Monica, California, PGA golfer, 1991 AT&T-2nd
1959 Gary Springer, born in New York City, actor, Bernice Bobs Her Hair
1959 John Sykes, Irish hard rock guitarist, Thin Lizzy-Blue Murder
1959 Nelli Kim, U.S.S.R., gymnast, Olympic-2 golds-1976
1959 Sanjay Dutt, Indian Actor
1958 Alvin Martin, British Athlete
1956 Michael Biehn, actor, Rampage, Hog Wild, Aliens, Abyss
1956 Patti Scialfa, singer, As Long as I Can Be, Mrs Bruce Springsteen
1955 "Country" Jem Finer, English banjo player, Pogues-Straight to Hell
1954 Flo Hyman, born in Inglewood, California, volleyball player 1984 Olympics silver
1953 Geddy Lee, born in Toronto, Canada, lead vocalist/bassist, Rush-Tom Sawyer
1953 Ken Burns, epic documentary maker, Civil War, Baseball
1951 Dean Pitchford, born in Honolulu, Hawaii, prolific songwriter, screenwriter, director, actor, novelist, Oscar, Golden Globe award-winner, wrote with composers Alan Menken, Rupert Holmes, collaborated on songs for movie, Fame, wrote screenplay for movie, 'Footloose'
1951 Deborah Pryor, born in California, actress, The Godson, Representative-R-Ohio
1951 Leslie Easterbrook, born in Los Angeles, California, actress, Ryan's Hope, Police Acadamy 5
1951 Susan Blackmore, English Writer
1950 Maricica Puica, born in Romania, 2K runner, world record
1950 Radu Voina, born in Romania, team handball, Olympic-silver/2 bronze-1972, 76, 80
1950 Jenny Holzer, born in Gallipolis, Ohio, conceptual artist, abstract artist, known for use of words and ideas in public spaces
1949 Marilyn Tucker Quayle, novelist/wife of vice president Dan, 1989-93
1949 Stephen Burleigh, Wheeling, West Virginia, actor, Love and Betrayal, Afterburn
1947 Janet LePera, LPGA golfer
1946 Bill Forsyth, director, Local Hero, Breaking, Indiana, Housekeeping
1946 Neal Doughty, born in Evantson, Illinois, rock keyboardist, Reo Speedwagon
1945 Michelle Angelo, born in Kingsville, Texas, actress, Funny Girl
1944 Terry Jarvis, New Zealand cricket opener, 387 partnership w/Turner vs. WI 1972
1944 Gary Busey, American Actor
1943 Charles Hallahan, actor, Hunter
1943 Ingrid Kramer, born in Dresden, Germany, diver 1964 Olympic gold
1943 Roz Kelly, born in Mount Vernon, New York, actress, Owl and Pussycat, Happy Days
1942 Sharon Gans, actress, Slaughterhouse 5
1941 David Warner, born in Manchester, New Hampshire, actor, Star Trek VI, Time Bandits
1939 Annea Lockwood, born in Christchurch, New Zealand, composer, records natural found sounds, Fluxus works with burning pianos, teacher, Vassar College
1938 Peter Jennings, born in Toronto, Canada, news anchor, ABC Evening News
1936 Elizabeth Hanford Dole, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 1983 - 1987
1936 Elizabeth Dole, American Politician
1935 Leonard Lee, rocker, Shirley and Lee
1935 Peter Schreier, Meissen Germany, tenor, Dresden State Opera 1961
1934 Alfred Scott, WI cricket leg-spinner, son of O C, Test 0-140
1933 Cammie Smith, WI cricket opening batsman, 1960-62
1933 Robert Fuller, Troy, New York, actor, Laramie, Wagon Train
1932 Diane Webber, born in Los Angeles, California, playmate, May 1955, Feb 1956
1932 Nancy Landon Kassebaum, born in Topeka, Kansas, Senator-R-Kansas 1978 - 1997
1929 Jean Baudrillard, born in France, cultural theorist, philosopher, photographer, known for his concept of hyper-reality
1928 Bidzina Alexandrovich Kvernadze, composer
1928 Li Ka Shing, Chinese Businessman
1927 Harry K V Mulisch, writer, Message to King Rat
1926 Don Carter, bowler, 6-time Bowler of Year, 1953-54, 57-58, 60-61
1926 Russel Firestone, polo great, Circle F-1959 champs
1925 Mikis Michael George Theodorakis, Chios Greece, composer, Raven
1925 Ted Lindsay, Canadian Athlete
1924 Arnold Weinstock, English industrial/multi-millionaire, GEC
1924 Lloyd Bochner, Toronto, Cecil-Dynasty, Lonely Lady, Naked Gun 2
1924 Robert Horton, born in Los Angeles, California, actor, Kings Row, Wagon Train, Arena
1921 Aled Eames, maritime historian
1921 Richard Egan, born in San Francisco, California, actor, Empire, Redigo, Pollyanna
1921 Chris Marker, French Director
1920 Rodolfo Acosta, Chihuahua Mexico, actor, Passion, Littlest Outlaw
1918 Vladimir Dudentzev, Russian writer
1914 "Professor" Irwin Corey, comedian, Car Wash
1914 Abram Games, graphic artist
1914 Dovie Hudson, community activist in rural Mississippi
1914 Irwin Corey, American Actor
1913 Stephen McNally, New York City, actor, Split Second, 30 Seconds over Tokyo
1911 Jan Cikker, composer
1910 Henry Brian Boyne, journalist
1909 Georgy Mushel, composer
1907 Melvin Mouron Belli, Sonora California, lawyer, SF's "King of Torts"
1907 Melvin Belli, American Lawyer
1906 Diana Vreeland, American Editor
1905 Clara Bow, silent screen actress, Wings, "it" girl of 1920's films
1905 Dag Hammarskjold, Sweden, 2nd United Nations Secretary-General, 1953-61, Nobel 1961
1905 Thelma Todd, Alison Loyd, Lawrence, Massachusetts, actress, Dangerous Female
1905 Stanley Kunitz, American Poet
1900 Alexander Vasil'yevich Mosolov, composer
1900 Don Redman, Piedmont, West Virginia, orchestra leader, Sugar Hill Times
1900 Eyvind Johnson, Sweden, novelist, Return to Ithaca-Nobel 1974
1898 Isidor Isaac Rabi, Poland, physicist, explored atom, Nobel 1944
1895 Michail M Zosjtsjenko, Russian author
1893 Arre Merikanto, Finnish composer, 12-tones music
1892 Charles L Bass, actor, Business in White Slavery
1892 Ernst van Raalte, lawyer, Seen, heard... wrote
1892 Karel L Baars, Dutch actor, White Slaves Trade
1892 William Powell, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, actor, Thin Man, My Man Godfrey
1891 Bernhard Zondek, German/Israeli gynaecologist
1888 Niles Welch, Hartford, Connecticut, actor, Cornered
1887 Rudi Stephan, composer
1887 Sigmund Romberg, Nagykanizsa Hungary, operetta composer, Blossom Time
1885 Theda Bara, born in Cincinnati, Ohio, actress 'Camille', 'Cleopatra', '2 Orphans', dies at 62
1884 Henri Liebrecht, Belgian playwright/journalist
1883 Benito Mussolini, Il Duce, Fascist Italian dictator, 1922-43
1883 Manuel Infante, Spanish composer and conductor
1878 Don Marquis, Illinois, journalist/poet, archy and mehitabel
1876 Maria Ouspenskaya, Tula Russia, actress, Waterloo Bridge
1874 August Stramm, writer
1871 Gregory Efimovich Rasputin, mad Russian monk
1869 Booth Tarkington, U.S., novelist, 17, Magnificent Ambersons
1867 Enrique Granados, Spain, composer
1865 Nicola Spinelli, composer
1861 Alica Hathaway Lee Roosevelt, 1st wife of Theodore Roosevelt
1861 Sergei D Sazonov, Russian minister of Foreign Affairs, 1910-16
1854 Georg Kerschensteiner, German educator, Theory of Education
1853 Esther de Boer-van Rijk, Dutch actress, Kniertje-Hope of Blessing
1853 Henry Morton Dunham, composer
1849 Max Nordau, German arts/writer/zionist leader
1830 Alvan Cullem Gillem, Major General Union volunteers
1828 Cuvier Grover, Major General Union Army
1820 Clement Laird Vallandigham, MC, Union
1817 James Blair Steedman, Major General Union volunteers
1805 Alexis de Tocqueville, France, statesman/writer, Democracy in America
1797 Daniel Drew, American Businessman
1778 Carl Borromaus Neuner, composer
1758 Antonius van Gils, Dutch RC theologist, opposed Enlightenment
1755 Franz Gotz, composer
1739 Johannes Ritschel, composer
1723 Christleib Siegmund Binder, composer
1646 Johann Theile, German composer, Adam and Eve
1620 Nicolaas Heinsius, Dutch philologist/diplomat
1605 Simon Dach, German poet
1590 Gilles Hayne, composer