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Notable Historical Events for June 29th

1980Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Sarah Coventry Golf Tournament

1613Shakespeare's Globe Theatre burns down

1961Willie Mays is 4th major leaguer with 3 or more HRs twice in a season

1944Rommel & von Rundstedt travel to Berchtesgaden

196924th US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Donna Caponi Young

1534Jacques Cartier discovers Prince Edward Islands Canada

1986Sparky Anderson is 1st to win 600 games as manager in both leagues

1984Pete Rose plays in record 3,309th game, surpassing Carl Yastrzemski

1969On Billy Williams Day in Chicago, the Cubs outfielder passes Stan Musial's NL record for consecutive games played (896)

2007Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

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Notable Birthdays on June 29th

1943Little Eva (Eva Boyd), Belhaven, North Carolina, American pop singer (Locomotion)

1930Robert Evans, NYC, director/actor (Love Story, Godfather, Chinatown)

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Notable Weddings on June 29th

1970Medical researcher Jonas Salk (55) weds painter and author Fran├žoise Gilot (48) in Paris

1983Producer Dick Wolf (36) weds Christine Marburg

1931Actress Mary Astor (25) weds Dr. Franklyn Thorpe

1967Actress Maggie Smith (32) weds actor Robert Stephens (35) in Greenwich, England

1956Actress and sex symbol Marilyn Monroe (30) weds for 3rd time playwright Arthur Miller (40) at White Plains Court House in White Plains, New York

2005American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

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Notable Divorces on June 29th

1943Actor Jackie Coogan (28) divorces actress Flower Parry after almost 2 years of marriage

2012Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

June 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on June 29th

1995Lana Turner, actress (Madame X), dies of cancer at 75

1941Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Polish statesman and pianist, dies in NY at 80

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