May 29: Day of the Week
May 29, 2019 was the 149th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 216 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Suiyōbi.
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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)
- 1176Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
- 1328Philip VI is crowned King of France.
- 1867The 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.
- 1919Albert 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.
- 1939Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
- 1969General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
- 1982Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
- 1985Heysel 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.
- 1989Signing of an agreement Egypt - U.S. manufacturing parts of the fighter F-16 in Egypt.
- 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?
- 1942Kevin Conway, American actor
- 1949Cotter Smith, American actor
- 1950Rebbie Jackson, American musician
- 1959Rupert Everett, English actor
- 1963Blaze Bayley, British singer (Iron Maiden)
- 1967Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)
- 1973Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
- 1979Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
- 1982Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
- 1983Joanna Higson, English actress
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