29 May

29 May

May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 216 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about May 29th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about May 29th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Day Of Space Flight.
  • International Day Of Street Children.
  • National Biscuit Day
  • Learn About Composting Day
  • National Paperclip Day
  • Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – May 29

1999: Olusegun Obasanjo wins Nigeria’s first free elections in 16 years

The former Nigerian Army general and military ruler oversaw a democratization process that defines the country’s political system to the present day.

1996: Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s prime minister

The conservative politician is criticized for hampering the peace process that former prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin, had promoted.

1955: Researchers announced that the polio vaccine was safe and effective and got approval in America in 1955.

1953: Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquer Mount Everest

The first successful ascent of the world’s highest mountain came after Tom Bourdillon and Charles Evans had come within 100 meters of the summit just three days previously.

1942: Bing Crosby records White Christmas

Crosby’s rendition of Irving Berlin’s song became the most successful of his career and the best-selling Christmas single in history.

1942: Japan kills about 400 Filipino officers in Bataan in 1942.

1913: Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Le Sacre du printemps is premiered

he performance sparked a riot in the audience as many felt its irregular beat and the percussive character was a sacrilege against music. Today, it is considered one of the key works of 20th-century art music.

1912: The majestic Halcyon Hotel, 12th Street and Avenue B, Miami, Florida.

The majestic Halcyon Hotel, 12th Street and Avenue B, Miami, Florida.

1911: Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money – the prizes were live babies in 1911

Paris orphanage held a raffle to raise money – the prizes were live babies in 1911

1911: England scored against Scotland at Goodison Park in 1911.

England scored against Scotland at Goodison Park in 1911.

1906: Earthquake: Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California.

Earthquake: Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California.

1778: Philadelphia’s Free African Society forms in 1778.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, May 29

1984: Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player

1967: Noel Gallagher, English singer-songwriter, guitarist

1922: Iannis Xenakis, Greek/French composer, engineer, theorist

1917: John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant, politician, 35th President of the United States

1914: Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese mountaineer

Jennifer Morrison was born.

Brendon Urie was born.

David letterman was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, May 29

2013: Henry Morgentaler, Polish/Canadian physician

2010: Dennis Hopper, American actor, director

1997: Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter, guitarist

1892: Bahá’u’lláh, Persian spiritual leader, founded the Bahá’í Faith

1829: Humphry Davy, English chemist, physicist

F.D. Roosevelt died.

Sugar Ray Robinson died.

Ludvig Nobel died.


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