May 29: Day of the Week
May 29, 2020 was the 150th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1727Peter II becomes Tsar of Russia.
- 1798United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
- 1886Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
- 1903May coup d'etat: Alexander Obrenovich, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
- 1939Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
- 1942Bing 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.
- 1945First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
- 1950The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North America, arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
- 1990The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin president of the Russian SFSR.
- 1999Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
Who were born on May 29?
- 1863Arthur Mold, English cricketer (d. 1921)
- 1911Armida, Mexican-American stage, vaudeville and film star (d. 1989)
- 1939Al Unser, Sr., American race car driver
- 1957Jeb Hensarling, American politician
- 1967Noel Gallagher, English musician (Oasis)
- 1971Eric Lucas, Quebec professional boxer
- 1975Melanie Brown, English musician and actress (Spice Girls)
- 1976Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player
- 1982Ailyn, Spanish singer (Sirenia)
- 1982Joanne Borgella, American model and singer
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