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.
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)
- 1414Council of Constance.
- 1453Fall 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.
- 1886Chemist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, the ad appearing in the Atlanta Journal.
- 1918Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarapat.
- 1919The Republic of Prekmurje founded
- 1924AEK Athens FC is established on the anniversary of the siege of Constantinople by the Turks.
- 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.
- 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.
- 1973Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of Los Angeles, California.
- 2004The World War II Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
Who were born on May 29?
- 1908Diana Morgan, British playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
- 1915Karl Münchinger, German conductor (d. 1990)
- 1942Pierre Bourque, French-Canadian politician
- 1958Willem Holleeder, Dutch criminal
- 1963Ukyo Katayama, Japanese racing driver
- 1975David Burtka, American actor and chef
- 1975Jason Allison, Canadian professional ice hockey
- 1975Sarah Millican, English comedian
- 1977Scott Allen, American figure skater
- 1978Sébastien Grosjean, French tennis player
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