Daily Calendar for Saturday, July 29, 2023


  • John Sargent Pillsbury (manufacturer) –
  • Booth Tarkington (author) –
  • William Powell (actor) –
  • Edwin O'Connor (novelist) –
  • Norma Lyon (fourth butter cow sculptor of the Iowa State Fair) –
  • Paul Taylor (dancer) –
  • Nancy Landon Kassebaum Baker (politician) –
  • Elizabeth Dole (government official) –
  • Peter Jennings (journalist) –
  • Ken Burns (filmmaker) –
  • Martina McBride (singer) –
  • Wil Wheaton (actor) –
  • Stephen Dorff (actor) –
  • Josh Radnor (actor) –
  • Allison Mack (actress) –


  • Vincent van Gogh (Dutch artist ) –
  • Mama Cass Elliot (singer) –
  • David Niven (actor) –
  • Jerome Robbins (choreographer) –
  • Tom Snyder (talk show host) –


  • The Spanish Armada was defeated by an English naval force off the coast of Gravelines, France–
  • The Pittsburgh Gazette became the first newspaper published west of the Allegheny Mountains–
  • Annibale de Gasparis discovered asteroid 15 Eunomia–
  • First successful transcontinental telephone call–
  • Lightning caused a deadly fire in Cochrane and Matheson, Ontario–
  • President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)–
  • Schooner Bluenose II was donated to Nova Scotia–
  • First Chicken Wing Day, Buffalo, New York–
  • Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married at St. Paul’s in London, England–
  • Bill Mueller of the Boston Red Sox became the first baseball player in major league history to hit grand slams from both sides of the plate in one game–
  • 184-pound wahoo caught, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico–
  • A 5.4-magnitude earthquake shook Los Angeles, California–
  • A pair of Winston Churchill’s wartime dentures sold at auction for approximately $23,750–
  • Rare panda triplets born at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China–


  • Four inches of rain fell on Tucson, Arizona, causing thousands of dollars in damage–
  • Barnet, Vermont, reported a morning low of 33 degrees F, with frost appearing on vegetation–
  • St. Johnsbury, Vermont, had a low temperature of 42 degrees F–
  • Greeley, Colorado, received 6 to 7.5 inches of rain in eight hours–
  • Thermometers in Oymyakon, Eastern Siberia (considered one of the coldest places on Earth) recorded 90 degrees F in the evening–
  • Moscow had a record temperature of 100 degrees F–

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