Friday, July 29, 2011

TODAY IN HISTORY JULY 29

THE HISTORY OF JULY 29
WORLD EVENTS
Today is National Lasagna Day
1883  Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was born
1914  1st  transcontinental phone call was made – NYC to San Francisco
1921  Hitler became President of the Socialist German Workers Party (Nazis)
1938  Newsman Peter Jennings was born
1945  The USS Indianapolis was hit by a Japanese sub – nearly 600 died
1953  Documentary film maker Ken Burns was born
1957  Jack Paar made his debut as host of the “Tonight Show”
1958  President Eisenhower signed a bill creating NASA – in 11 years Neil Armstrong walked on the Moon
1965  Queen Elizabeth attended the premier of the Beatles’ movie “Help”
1966  Country singer Martina McBride was born
1967  A fire on the USS Forrestal killed 134 off the coast of Vietnam – Lt. Cmdr. John McCain survived
1974  Singer Mama Cass Elliot died from an apparent heart attack
1981  Prince Charles and Lady Diana were married – an estimated 500 million viewers in 74 countries watched
1998  13 machinists in Ohio who had pooled their money won the $292 million Powerball jackpot
1998  The UAW ended a 54 day strike against General Motors
1998  OJ Simpson’s mansion was demolished to build a new home by the investment banker who bought the property
2004  John Kerry gave his acceptance speech at the Democrat’s National Convention in Boston – “I’m John Kerry, and I’m reporting for duty”
SPORTS HISTORY on JULY 29
2006  Tony Perez ties MLB record with 4 doubles in the game and is 5 for 5 as Tampa Bay beats the NYY 19-6
2003  Red Sox player Bill Mueller hits 2 grand slams in a 14-7 win – only player in MLB history to hit 2 in a game from each side of the plate – also hit another HR
1998  Tampa Bay pitcher Tony Saunders gets his 1st win after 16 straight without getting one
1996  Tommy Lasorda announces his retirement from the LA Dodgers as manager
1995  KC beats Detroit 5-4 on Jon Nunnall’s 16th inning HR – prior to the HR Kansas City had 21 hits – all of them singles
1991  Seattle gets 4 consecutive doubles in an inning and beats the Orioles 11-4
1990  Red Sox set AL record with 12 doubles in a game vs. Tigers (11 by Detroit in 1934)
1989  Oakland’s Rickey Henderson has 4 walks and 5 stolen bases in a loss to the Mariners – had no official at bats recorded
1988  Cubs pitcher Rick Sutcliffe steals home – 1st pitcher since 1984 and 1st Cub since 1919
1973  Wilbur Wood of Chicago wins his 20th game of the season
1969  Oakland’s Vida Blue gets his 1st MLB win – ends with 209
1965  Pirates and Philadelphia combine for a record 26 strikeouts in a game
1961  Giants beat Philadelphia 4-3 – Phillies will lose 23 straight before getting a win
1951  Willie Mays steals his 1st base – then gets picked off 2nd
#1 SONGS on JULY 29
1960  I’m Sorry – Brenda Lee
1962  Roses Are Red – Bobby Vinton
1964  A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
1965  (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones
1966  Wild Thing – The Troggs
1967  Light My Fire – The Doors
1968  Hello, I Love You – The Doors
1969  In the Year 2525 – Zager & Evans
1970  (They Long to Be) Close to You – The Carpenters
1971  You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
1972  Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan
1973  The Morning After – Maureen McGovern
1974  Annie’s Song – John Denver
1975  One of These Nights – The Eagles
1976  Kiss and Say Goodbye – The Manhattans
1977  I Just Want to Be Your Everything – Andy Gibb
1978  Shadow Dancing – Andy Gibb
1979  Bad Girls – Donna Summer
1980  Magic – Olivia Newton-John
1981  Jessie’s Girl – Rick Springfield
1982  Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
1983  Every Breathe You Take – The Police
1984  When Doves Cry – Prince
1985  Shout – Tears for Fears
1986  Glory of Love – Peter Cetera
1990  Vision of Love – Mariah Carey
1991  (Everything I Do) I Do It for You – Bryan Adams
1992  Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
1994  I Swear – All-4-One
1995  Waterfalls – TLC
1996  Macarena – Los Del Rio
1998  The Boy is Mine – Brandy & Monica
1999  Genie in a Bottle – Christina Aguilera

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