What happened on May 29? There are more than 285 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About May 29

May 29 In HistoryMay 29 is the 150th day of the year 2020. There are 216 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday. This day falls under the 22nd week of the year 2020.

On this day in North Augusta, South Carolina 29861 sunrise occured at 06:17 AM and sunset occured at 08:30 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Emerald while the mystical birthstone is Sapphire.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 259 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For May 29

  • 363
    Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sassanid capital, but is unable to take the city.
  • 1167
    Battle of Monte Porzio – A Roman army supporting Pope Alexander III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel
  • 1176
    Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
  • 1328
    Philip VI is crowned King of France.
  • 1414
    Council of Constance.
  • 1453
    Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire. Although the date of May 29, 1453, is that of the Julian Calendar, the event is commemorated in Istanbul on this day of the present Gregorian calendar.
  • 1660
    English Restoration: Charles II is restored to the throne of Great Britain.
  • 1677
    Treaty of Middle Plantation establishes peace between the Virginia colonists and the local Natives.
  • 1727
    Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
  • 1733
    The right of Canadians to keep Indian slaves is upheld at Quebec City.
  • 1780
    American Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws Lieutenant Colonel Banastre Tarleton massacres Colonel Abraham Buford’s continentals allegedly after the continentals surrender. 113 Americans are killed.
  • 1790
    Rhode Island becomes the last of the original United States’ colonies to ratify the Constitution and is admitted as the 13th U.S. state.
  • 1798
    United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
  • 1848
    Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
  • 1852
    Jenny Lind left New York after her wildly successful two-year American tour.
  • 1861
    The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce was founded, in Hong Kong.
  • 1864
    Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico arrives in Mexico for the first time.
  • 1867
    The Austro-Hungarian agreement known as Ausgleich (“the Compromise”) is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire; on June 8 Emperor Franz Joseph is crowned King of Hungary.
  • 1868
    The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
  • 1886
    Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
  • 1900
    N'Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by French commander Émile Gentil
  • 1903
    May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
  • 1913
    Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, provoking a riot.
  • 1914
    Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of St. Lawrence with the loss of 1,024 lives.
  • 1918
    Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
  • 1919
    Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington’s observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje founded
  • 1924
    AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 1931
    Born October 19, 1899 in Sardinia, Michele “Mike” Schirru, Anarchist against Fascism, U.S. Citizen is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini. The U.S. Government did nothing to help Schirru.
  • 1932
    World War I Veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C. in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in 1945.
  • 1939
    Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
  • 1940
    The first flight of the F4U Corsair.
  • 1942
    Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott Trotter Orchestra record Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”, the best-selling Christmas single in history, for Decca Records in Los Angeles.
  • 1945
    First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
  • 1948
    Creation of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization
  • 1950
    The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
  • 1953
    Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay’s (adopted) 39th birthday.
  • 1954
    First of the annual Bilderberg conferences.
  • 1964
    The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestinian Liberation Organization.
  • 1969
    General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • 1973
    Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
  • 1982
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
  • 1985
    Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
  • 1985
    Heysel Stadium disaster: At the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, 39 association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses after Liverpool F.C. fans breach a fence separating them from Juventus F.C. fans.
  • 1988
    U.S. President Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the Soviet Union when he arrives in Moscow for a superpower summit with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
  • 1989
    Signing of an agreement Egypt - U.S. manufacturing parts of the fighter F-16 in Egypt.
  • 1990
    The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin president of the Russian SFSR.
  • 1999
    Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
  • 1999
    Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the International Space Station.
  • 2001
    U.S. Supreme Court rules that disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
  • 2004
    The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Who Were Born On May 29?

  • 1594
    Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian general (d. 1632)
  • 1627
    Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French writer and Princess (d. 1693)
  • 1630
    King Charles II of England (d. 1685)
  • 1675
    Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (d. 1715)
  • 1716
    Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French naturalist (d. 1800)
  • 1722
    James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish politician (d. 1773)
  • 1736
    Patrick Henry, American patriot, 1st & 6th Governor of Virginia (d. 1799)
  • 1773
    Princess Sophia of Gloucester (d. 1844)
  • 1794
    Johann Heinrich von Mädler, German astronomer (d. 1874)
  • 1823
    John H. Balsley, American carpenter (d. 1895)
  • 1860
    Isaac Albéniz, Spanish composer (d. 1909)
  • 1863
    Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
  • 1874
    G. K. Chesterton, English novelist (d. 1936)
  • 1880
    Oswald Spengler, German philosopher (d. 1936)
  • 1892
    Alfonsina Storni, Argentine writer (d. 1938)
  • 1893
    Max Brand, American author and war correspondent (d. 1944)
  • 1894
    Beatrice Lillie, Canadian actress (d. 1989)
  • 1894
    Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-born writer and film director (d. 1969)
  • 1897
    Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian composer (d. 1957)
  • 1903
    Bob Hope, British-born comedian and actor (d. 2003)
  • 1905
    Sebastian Shaw, English actor (d. 1994)
  • 1906
    T.H. White, British author (d. 1964)
  • 1907
    Hartland Molson, Canadian businessman and senator (d. 2002)
  • 1908
    Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1911
    Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film star (d. 1989)
  • 1913
    Tony Zale, American boxer (d. 1997)
  • 1914
    Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1915
    Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1917
    John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. 1963)
  • 1920
    John Harsanyi, Hungarian-born economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1921
    Clifton James, American actor
  • 1921
    Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (Mr Squiggle) (d. 2010)
  • 1922
    Iannis Xenakis, Greek composer and architect (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Bernard Clavel, French novelist (d. 2010)
  • 1924
    Lars Bo, Danish artist and writer (d. 1999)
  • 1926
    Charles Denner, French actor (d. 1995)
  • 1927
    Jean Coutu, Quebec businessman (Jean Coutu Group)
  • 1927
    Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (d. 2011)
  • 1929
    Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher
  • 1932
    Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
  • 1932
    Richie Guerin, American basketball player
  • 1933
    Helmuth Rilling, German conductor
  • 1934
    Nanette Newman, English actress and author
  • 1937
    Charles W. Pickering, American jurist
  • 1937
    Hibari Misora, Japanese singer (d. 1989)
  • 1937
    Irmin Schmidt, German musician (Can)
  • 1938
    Fay Vincent, American baseball commissioner
  • 1939
    Al Unser, Sr., American race car driver
  • 1940
    Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician
  • 1940
    Taihō Kōki, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna
  • 1941
    Doug Scott, British mountaineer
  • 1942
    Kevin Conway, American actor
  • 1942
    Pierre Bourque, French-Canadian politician
  • 1943
    Robert W. Edgar, American theologian
  • 1945
    Gary Brooker, English musician (Procol Harum)
  • 1945
    Joyce Tenneson, American photographer
  • 1946
    Fernando Buesa, Basque politician (d. 2000)
  • 1947
    Anthony Geary, American actor
  • 1947
    Gene Robinson, American ecclesiastic
  • 1948
    Nick Mancuso, Italian-Canadian actor
  • 1949
    Andrew Clements, American author
  • 1949
    Brian Kidd, English footballer
  • 1949
    Cotter Smith, American actor
  • 1949
    Francis Rossi, British musician
  • 1949
    Robert Axelrod, American actor
  • 1950
    Rebbie Jackson, American musician
  • 1951
    Peter Chernin, American television executive
  • 1953
    Aleksandr Abdulov, Russian actor (d. 2008)
  • 1953
    Danny Elfman, American musician (Oingo Boingo)
  • 1954
    Jerry Moran, American politician, junior senator of Kansas
  • 1955
    David Kirschner, American film producer
  • 1955
    John Hinckley, Jr., American attempted assassin
  • 1955
    Ken Schrader, American race car driver
  • 1955
    Sut Jhally, Kenyan-born American educator
  • 1956
    LaToya Jackson, American singer
  • 1957
    Jeb Hensarling, American politician
  • 1957
    Ted Levine, American actor
  • 1958
    Annette Bening, American actress
  • 1958
    Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (d. 2011)
  • 1958
    Karen Maruyama, Japanese-American actress and comedienne
  • 1958
    Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1959
    Adrian Paul, English actor
  • 1959
    Rupert Everett, English actor
  • 1960
    Carol Kirkwood, Scottish weather presenter
  • 1960
    Neil Crone, Canadian actor
  • 1961
    Melissa Etheridge, American musician
  • 1962
    Eric Davis, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Fandi Ahmad, Singapore footballer
  • 1962
    John D. LeMay, American actor
  • 1963
    Blaze Bayley, British singer (Iron Maiden)
  • 1963
    Lisa Whelchel, American actress
  • 1963
    Tracey E. Bregman, American actress
  • 1963
    Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1964
    Howard Mills III, American politician
  • 1964
    Jestoni Alarcon, Filipino actor and politician
  • 1967
    Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)
  • 1967
    Mike Keane, Canadian hockey player
  • 1967
    Noel Gallagher, English musician (Oasis)
  • 1967
    Steven Levitt, American economist
  • 1968
    Tate George, American basketball player
  • 1969
    Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
  • 1970
    Natarsha Belling, Australian news presenter
  • 1971
    Bernd Mayländer, Formula One Safety Car driver
  • 1971
    Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
  • 1972
    Bill Curley, American basketball player
  • 1972
    Közi, Japanese visual kei artist
  • 1972
    Simon Jones, British musician (The Verve)
  • 1972
    Stanislas Renoult, French singer
  • 1973
    Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
  • 1973
    Anthony Azizi, American actor
  • 1973
    Mark Lee, American musician (guitarist for Third Day)
  • 1974
    Aaron McGruder, American cartoonist
  • 1974
    Myf Warhurst, Australian radio presenter TV personality
  • 1974
    Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player
  • 1975
    Anthony Wall, English golfer
  • 1975
    Daniel Tosh, American comedian
  • 1975
    David Burtka, American actor and chef
  • 1975
    Jason Allison, Canadian professional ice hockey
  • 1975
    Melanie Brown, English musician and actress (Spice Girls)
  • 1975
    Sarah Millican, English comedian
  • 1976
    Caçapa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1976
    David Buckner, American musician (Papa Roach)
  • 1976
    Egor Titov, Russian footballer
  • 1976
    Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
  • 1976
    Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player
  • 1976
    Yūsuke Iseya, Japanese model and actor
  • 1977
    Antonio Lebo-Lebo, Angolan footballer
  • 1977
    Danny Gerard, American actor
  • 1977
    Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
  • 1977
    Scott Allen, American figure skater
  • 1978
    Adam Rickitt, British actor
  • 1978
    Lorenzo Odone, American patient (d. 2008)
  • 1978
    Pelle Almqvist, Swedish musician (The Hives)
  • 1978
    Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
  • 1979
    Ahmad Latiff Khamaruddin, Singapore footballer
  • 1979
    Arne Friedrich, German footballer
  • 1979
    Brian Kendrick, American professional wrestler
  • 1979
    Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
  • 1979
    John Rheinecker, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Shweta Gulati, Indian television actress
  • 1980
    Ernesto Farías, Argentine footballer
  • 1981
    Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer
  • 1981
    Justin Chon, American actor
  • 1982
    Ailyn, Spanish singer (Sirenia)
  • 1982
    Ana Beatriz Barros, Brazilian model
  • 1982
    Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
  • 1982
    Joanne Borgella, American model and singer
  • 1982
    Kim Tae-Kyun, South Korean baseball player
  • 1982
    Matt Macri, American baseball player
  • 1983
    Jean Makoun, Cameroonian footballer
  • 1983
    Joanna Higson, English actress
  • 1984
    Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1986
    Hornswoggle, American professional wrestler
  • 1986
    Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican fashion model
  • 1987
    Alessandra Torresani, American actress
  • 1987
    Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer
  • 1987
    Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian athlete
  • 1987
    Noah Reid, Canadian actor
  • 1987
    Timur Özgöz, German footballer
  • 1989
    Riley Keough, American model
  • 1991
    Kristen Alderson, American actress
  • 1992
    Gregg Sulkin, British Actor
  • 1995
    Asfak Khalid, Indian Producer, Director, Singer & Politician

Who Died On May 29?

  • 1259
    King Christopher I of Denmark (b. 1219)
  • 1379
    King Henry II of Castile (b. 1334)
  • 1405
    Philippe de Mézières, advisor to Charles V of France
  • 1425
    Hongxi Emperor of China (b. 1378)
  • 1453
    Constantine XI Palaiologos, last Byzantine Emperor (b. 1404)
  • 1500
    Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer
  • 1546
    David Beaton, Scottish Catholic cardinal
  • 1593
    John Penry, Welsh Protestant leader (b. 1559)
  • 1628
    Anaukpetlun, King of Burma (b. 1578)
  • 1660
    Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician (b. 1615)
  • 1691
    Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
  • 1790
    Israel Putnam, American Revolutionary War general (b. 1718)
  • 1796
    Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish politician (b. 1720)
  • 1814
    Joséphine de Beauharnais, Empress of France (b. 1763)
  • 1829
    Humphry Davy, English chemist (b. 1778)
  • 1847
    Emmanuel, marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (b. 1766)
  • 1866
    Winfield Scott, American general (b. 1786)
  • 1868
    Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia (b. 1823)
  • 1873
    Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1870)
  • 1882
    Vasily Perov, Russian painter (b. 1833)
  • 1892
    Bahá'u'lláh, Persian founder of the Bahá'í Faith (b. 1817)
  • 1896
    Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist (b. 1814)
  • 1903
    Bruce Price, American architect (b. 1845)
  • 1903
    Draga Mašin, Queen of Serbia (b. 1864)
  • 1910
    Mily Balakirev, Russian composer (b. 1837)
  • 1911
    W. S. Gilbert, English dramatist (b. 1836)
  • 1917
    Kate Harrington, American teacher, writer and poet (b. 1831)
  • 1919
    Robert Bacon, 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
  • 1935
    Josef Suk, Czech composer and violinist (b. 1874)
  • 1939
    Ursula Julia Ledochowska, Polish-Austrian Catholic saint (b. 1865)
  • 1942
    John Barrymore, American actor (b. 1882)
  • 1946
    Martin Gottfried Weiss, Commandant of Dachau concentration camp (b. 1905)
  • 1948
    Dame May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)
  • 1951
    Dimitrios Levidis, Greek composer (b. 1885)
  • 1951
    Fanny Brice, American singer/comedian (b. 1891)
  • 1953
    Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (b. 1891)
  • 1958
    Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1881)
  • 1970
    John Gunther, American writer (b. 1901)
  • 1972
    Moe Berg, American baseball player and spy (b. 1902)
  • 1972
    Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian-born mechanical engineer (b. 1878)
  • 1973
    P. Ramlee, Malaysian film actor, director, singer and songwriter. (b. 1929)
  • 1977
    Ba Maw, Burmese politician (b. 1893)
  • 1979
    John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)
  • 1979
    Mary Pickford, Canadian-born American actress and studio founder (b. 1892)
  • 1982
    Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)
  • 1983
    Arvīds Pelše, Soviet Latvian statesman (b. 1899)
  • 1989
    John Cipollina, American musician (Quicksilver Messenger Service) (b. 1943)
  • 1993
    Billy Conn, American boxer (b. 1917)
  • 1994
    Erich Honecker, leader of East Germany (b. 1912)
  • 1996
    Tamara Toumanova, Ballet star and actress (b. 1919)
  • 1997
    George Fenneman, American radio and television announcer (b. 1919)
  • 1997
    Jeff Buckley, American musician (b. 1966)
  • 1998
    Barry M. Goldwater, U.S. Senator from Arizona and presidential candidate (b. 1909)
  • 2002
    Mildred Benson, American writer (b. 1905)
  • 2003
    David Jefferies, British motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
  • 2004
    Archibald Cox, Watergate special prosecutor (b. 1912)
  • 2004
    Samuel Dash, American Congressional counsel (b. 1925)
  • 2005
    George Rochberg, American composer (b. 1918)
  • 2005
    Hamilton Naki, South African medical assistant (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Jacques Bouchard, Quebec advertising executive (b. 1930)
  • 2006
    Steve Mizerak, American pool player (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1938)
  • 2007
    Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian politician (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Harvey Korman, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2008
    Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)
  • 2009
    Karine Ruby, French snowboarder and Olympic champion (b. 1978)
  • 2010
    Dennis Hopper, American actor and director (b. 1936)
  • 2011
    Bill Clements, Governor of Texas (b. 1917)
  • 2011
    Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • 2011
    Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)

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