This Day in History on 29 July

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that occurred on 29 July. The students can refer to them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Mohun Bagan Day

International Tiger Day

Important Events

1876: Father Eigen, Dr. Mahendra Sarkar founded the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science.

1920: The world’s first airmail service was launched between New York and San Francisco in the United States.

1921: Adolf Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party.

1946: Tata Airlines was renamed Air India.

1957: Establishment of the International Atomic Energy Agency.

1980: India’s hockey team won a gold medal in the Moscow Olympics.

1985: Jnanpith Award was given to Malayalam writer T. S. Pillay.

1987: India-Sri Lanka peace agreement signed.

2005: Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

2010: An overloaded passenger ferry capsizes on the Kasai River in Bandundu Province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, resulting in at least 80 deaths.

2013: Two passenger trains collide in the Swiss municipality of Granges-près-Marnand near Lausanne injuring 25 people.

2019: Prison riot between rival gangs broke out in Brazil, at least 57 people have been killed.

Birth/Birth Anniversary

J. R. D. Tata

1883: Benito Mussolini, an Italian politician, and journalist who founded and led the National Fascist Party.

1904: J. R. D. Tata, an Indian aviator, entrepreneur, and chairman of Tata Group.

1922: Babasaheb Purandare, a writer and theatre personality from Maharashtra, India.

Sanjay Dutt

1931: C. Narayana Reddy, an Indian Telugu-language poet, and writer.

1953: Anup Jalota, an Indian singer, musician, and actor.

1954: Harshad Mehta, an Indian stockbroker.

1959: Sanjay Dutt, an Indian actor.

Death/ Death Anniversary

Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay

1891: Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, an Indian educator, and social reformer.

1987: Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1894)

1996: Aruna Asaf Ali, an Indian educator, political activist, and publisher.

2002: Sudhir Phadke, a Marathi singer-composer from India.

Munir Hussain

2003: Johnny Walker, an Indian actor.

2009: Maharani Gayatri Devi, the third Maharani consort of Jaipur.

2013: Munir Hussain, Indian cricketer and sportscaster (b. 1929)

Further Reading

Month-wise This Day in History