June 29 in Pop Culture History
1613 – The Globe Theatre in London burned to the ground.
1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships voted to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population.
1956 – The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 was signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
1967 – Actress Jayne Mansfield died in car crash on Interstate 90, east of New Orleans, Louisiana.
1974 #1 Hit June 29, 1974 – July 5, 1974: Gordon Lightfoot – Sundown
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.
1984 – Cannonball Run II, Conan the Destroyer and Bachelor Party were released in theaters
1988 – Coming To America debuted in theaters
1995 – STS-71 Mission; Atlantis Space Shuttle docked with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
1998 – The Lifetime Movie Network made its debut.
2001 – A.I. Artificial Intelligence and Pootie Tang were released in theaters
2002 #1 Hit June 29, 2002 – August 16, 2002: Nelly – Hot in Herre
2005 – War of the Worlds debuted in theaters
2007 – Ratatouille was released in theaters
2007 – Apple released its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
2011 – Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted in theaters
2012 – Ted, Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection and Magic Mike were released in theaters
2014 The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) self-declared its caliphate in Syria and northern Iraq.