This Day in History – July 29th
It was a busy day in history for July 29th: Famous marriages that didn't last, a famous artist paints the wall and an iconic singer dies of a heart attack.
125 years ago In 1890, VINCENT VAN GOGH died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Auvers, France.
49 years ago In 1966, BOB DYLAN was injured in a motorcycle accident near his home in Woodstock, New York. He broke several vertebrae, and suffered amnesia and mild paralysis and his voice and music were never the same.
41 years ago In 1974, super-sexy chubby MAMA CASS ELLIOTT of the MAMAS & PAPAS died of a heart attack, NOT from choking on the ham sandwich found next to her very strong bed.
Morbid Mama Cass Fun-Fact: She died in the same apartment as KEITH MOON of THE WHO owned by brilliant singer-songwriter HARRY NILSSON!
34 years ago In 1981, PRINCE CHARLES and LADY DIANA were married before 2,500 guests at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. The fairy-tale wedding was watched by 700 MILLION viewers around the world. Charles and Diana were divorced on August 28th, 1996.
20 years ago In 1995, "Dreaming Of You", by slain Tejano star SELENA, debuted at #1 on the charts some four months after her death.
19 years ago In 1996, 35-year-old CARL LEWIS shocked the world by taking the Gold medal in the long jump at the Atlanta Olympics. It was his NINTH Gold, and it made him one of only two athletes ever to win the same event at four straight Olympic Games.
15 years ago In 2000, BRAD PITT married JENNIFER ANISTON. Today would have been their 15th anniversary. (Their divorce was finalized in October of 2005. Angelina Jolie gave birth to Brad's daughter Shiloh in May of 2006. Read into that what you will. To be fair, there was a story recently that claimed Jennifer cheated first.)
Nine years ago In 2006, PAMELA ANDERSON married KID ROCK. They divorced four months later.
...and that's what happened on this day in history, July 29th!