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)
- 1798United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and 500 United Irishmen are massacred by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
- 1848Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
- 1852Jenny Lind left New York after her wildly successful two-year American tour.
- 1868The assassination of Michael Obrenovich III, Prince of Serbia, in Belgrade.
- 1932World 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.
- 1939Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
- 1953Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest, on Tenzing Norgay’s (adopted) 39th birthday.
- 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?
- 1949Cotter Smith, American actor
- 1962Eric Davis, American baseball player
- 1962John D. LeMay, American actor
- 1969Chan Kinchla, Canadian musician (Blues Traveler)
- 1981Andrei Arshavin, Russian footballer
- 1982Kim Tae-Kyun, South Korean baseball player
- 1986Jaslene Gonzalez, Puerto Rican fashion model
- 1987Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian athlete
- 1987Noah Reid, Canadian actor
- 1992Gregg Sulkin, British Actor
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