On this day: July 29

Published On: Jul 15 2013 04:38:01 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 29 2014 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Clara Bow
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1905: Actress Clara Bow, who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s, is born in Brooklyn, New York. Bow became known as "The It Girl" thanks to her role as a plucky shopgirl in the 1927 silent film "It." She appeared in 46 silent films and 11 talkies, including hits such as "Mantrap" and "Wings," and was one of the top box office draws of the late 1920s. She died of a heart attack at age 60 on Sept. 27, 1965.

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