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Saturday May 29, 2021

May 29: Day of the Week

May 29, 2021 was the 149th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

May 2021
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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 29 Historical Event(s)

  • 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.
  • 1886
    Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
  • 1918
    Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
  • 1919
    The Republic of Prekmurje founded
  • 1924
    AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1973
    Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
  • 2004
    The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.

Who were born on May 29?

  • 1908
    Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1915
    Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
  • 1942
    Pierre Bourque, French-Canadian politician
  • 1958
    Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
  • 1963
    Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
  • 1975
    David Burtka, American actor and chef
  • 1975
    Jason Allison, Canadian professional ice hockey
  • 1975
    Sarah Millican, English comedian
  • 1977
    Scott Allen, American figure skater
  • 1978
    Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player

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