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Wednesday May 29, 2019

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.

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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)

  • 1176
    Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I.
  • 1328
    Philip VI is crowned King of France.
  • 1867
    The 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.
  • 1919
    Albert 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.
  • 1939
    Albanian fascist leader Tefik Mborja is appointed as member of the Italian Chamber of Fasces and Corporations.
  • 1969
    General strike in Córdoba, Argentina, leading to the Cordobazo civil unrest.
  • 1982
    Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
  • 1985
    Heysel 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.
  • 1989
    Signing of an agreement Egypt - U.S. manufacturing parts of the fighter F-16 in Egypt.
  • 1999
    Olusegun 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?

  • 1942
    Kevin Conway, American actor
  • 1949
    Cotter Smith, American actor
  • 1950
    Rebbie Jackson, American musician
  • 1959
    Rupert Everett, English actor
  • 1963
    Blaze Bayley, British singer (Iron Maiden)
  • 1967
    Iñaki Ochoa de Olza, Spanish mountaineer (d. 2008)
  • 1973
    Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
  • 1979
    Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
  • 1982
    Anita Briem, Icelandic actress
  • 1983
    Joanna Higson, English actress

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