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!
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- 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
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.
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.
1906: Earthquake: Looking Down Sacramento Street, San Francisco, California.
1778: Philadelphia’s Free African Society forms in 1778.
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.
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.