On this day: July 29

Posted: 5:38 PM EDT Jul 15, 2013   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Jul 29, 2016

Vincent van Gogh dies, the Summer Olympics return after World War II, Jack Paar debuts on the "Tonight" show, Dylan crashes his motorcycle, and Prince Charles marries Diana, all on this day.

OTD July 29 - Tom Snyder
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2007: Journalist and talk show host Tom Snyder dies at the age of 71 in San Francisco, California, from complications of leukemia. Snyder, seen here in a 1977 publicity photo, was best known for his late night talk shows "The Tomorrow Show" on NBC in the 1970s and 1980s, and "The Late Late Show," on CBS in the 1990s. He was also the pioneer anchor of the primetime "NBC News Update," in the 1970s and early 1980s, which was a one-minute capsule of news updates in primetime.


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