On This Day 29 July

Important Days

Mohun Bagan Day

International Tiger Day

Important Events

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

1904 – J. R. D. Tata, French-Indian pilot and businessman, founded Tata Motors and Tata Global Beverages (d. 1993)

1959 – Sanjay Dutt, Indian actor, singer, and producer

Death/ Death Anniversary

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

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