(Sunday, July 30, 1972) — Deliverance, a thriller film about four men who fight against a murderous clan of backwoodsmen during a hunt vacation, opened today in U.S. theaters including Loew’s Tower East in New York.
Directed by John Boorman, the film stars Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty, Ronny Cox and James Dickey. It was nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Video: '1932 Los Angeles Olympics Opening Ceremony'
(Saturday, July 30, 1932) — The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, opened today at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum this afternoon as 105,000 people looked on and cheered.
(Thursday, July 28, 1932, 4:45 p.m. EDT, during the Great Depression) — President Herbert Hoover today ordered the United States Army under General Douglas MacArthur to forcibly evict the “Bonus Army” of World War I veterans gathered along the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.
(Wednesday, July 28, 1982) — An Officer and a Gentleman, a drama film that tells the story of a U.S. Navy aviation officer candidate who comes into conflict with the Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant who trains him, opened today in limited release in the U.S.
Directed by Taylor Hackford, the film stars Richard Gere, Debra Winger, Louis Gossett, Jr. (who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor), David Keith, Lisa Blount, Robert Loggia and Tony Plana.
Video: 'David Letterman - Jerry Lawler - Andy Kaufman - Unedited'
(Wednesday, July 28, 1982) — Entertainer Andy Kaufman and wrestler Jerry Lawler appear to get in a fight today during a taping of NBC-TV’s Late Night with David Letterman, with Lawler knocking Kaufman out of his chair. It was later revealed to have been staged.