Here's a look back at sports happenings on this date in history, July 29:
1934 — Paul Runyan beats Craig Wood on the 38th hole to win the PGA Championship at Park Country Club in Williamsville, N.Y.
Golfer Paul Runyan, of White Plains, N.Y., is shown with Gene Kunes of Norristown, Pa., whom he defeated in the semi-finals of the Professional Golfers Tournament at Buffalo, N.Y., July 28, 1934. (AP Photo)
1957 — At the Polo Grounds in New York, Floyd Patterson TKOs Tommy Jackson at 1:52 of the 10th round to retain the heavyweight title.
World Heavyweight challenger Tommy “Hurricane” Jackson is down on seat of his trucks as he suffers ninth round knockdown at hands of champion Floyd Patterson in scheduled 15-round title fight at New York City’s polo grounds, July 29, 1957. Earlier Jackson was down in the first and second rounds. Patterson retained his title when referee Ruby Goldstein, rear, halted fight at 1:52 of the tenth round. (AP Photo)
1989 — Cuba’s Javier Sotomayor becomes the first person to high jump 8 feet, breaking his world record at the Caribbean Championship in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He surpasses his mark of 7-11½.
Cuban high jumper Javier Sotomayor, 33, and his son Xavier, 4, at their home in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Aug. 4,2004, speaks to a reporter about the Cuban delegation's possibilities for the next Olympics games. Sotomayor set the world high jump record of 2.45 meters in 1993. (AP photo/Jose Goitia)
1992 — The U.S. 400-meter freestyle relay team wins the gold medal, with Matt Biondi and Tom Jager becoming the first U.S. male swimmers to win golds in three Olympics.
U.S. swimmers Joe Hudepohi, left , of Cincinnati, Ohio, Matt Biondi center of Castro Valley, Calif., and Tom Jager of Tijeras, N.M celebrate as their 400-mater freestyle relay team won the event at the summer Olympics in Barcelona July 29, 1992. (AP Photo/Russell McPhedran)
1996 — Michael Johnson sweeps to victory in an Olympic 400-meter record 43.49 seconds, while Carl Lewis leaps into history in Atlanta. Lewis’ long jump of 27 feet, 10¾ inches earns him his ninth gold medal, equaling the American mark held by swimmer Mark Spitz.
The United States' Michael Johnson celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 400 meter final at the Summer Olympics Monday, July 29, 1996, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Doug Mills)
2008 — Disgraced ex-NBA official Tim Donaghy admits he brought shame on his profession as a federal judge sentenced him to 15 months behind bars for a gambling scandal.
Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy exits Brooklyn federal court following his sentencing, Tuesday, July 29, 2008, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
2012 — Dana Vollmer of the U.S. sets a world record to win the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympics. Vollmer hits the wall in 55.98 seconds to shave 0.08 off the mark set by Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden at the 2009 world championships in Rome.
United States' Dana Vollmer poses with her gold medal for the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Sunday, July 29, 2012. Vollmer set a new world record with a time of 55.98. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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