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May 29 – History, Events, Births, Deaths, Holidays and Observances On This Day

  •  – The  Julian defeats the Sasanian army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the Sasanian capital, but is unable to take the city.
  •  – Battle of Uclés: Almoravid troops under the command of Tamim ibn Yusuf defeat a Castile and León alliance under the command of Prince Sancho Alfónsez.
  •  – Battle of Monte Porzio: A Roman army supporting Pope III is defeated by Christian of Buch and Rainald of Dassel.
  •  – Battle of Legnano: The Lombard League defeats  Frederick I.
  •  – Philip VI is crowned King of .
  •  – Battle of Gallipoli: The Venetians under Pietro Loredan defeat a much larger Ottoman fleet off Gallipoli.
  •  – Fall of Constantinople: Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih capture Constantinople after a 53-day siege, ending the Byzantine Empire.
  •  – Battle of Samugarh: decisive battle in the struggle for the throne during the Mughal war of succession ().
  •  –  Restoration:  is restored to the throne of England, and Ireland.
  •  – The right of settlers in New France to enslave natives is upheld at Quebec City.
  •  –  Revolutionary War: At the Battle of Waxhaws, the British continue attacking after the Continentals lay down their arms, killing 113 and critically wounding all but 53 that remained.
  •  –  becomes the last of ’s original Thirteen Colonies to ratify the Constitution and become one of the .
  •  – United Irishmen Rebellion: Between 300 and  United Irishmen are executed as rebels by the British Army in County Kildare, Ireland.
  •  – Mustafa IV became Sultan of the  and Caliph of .
  •  – Wisconsin is admitted as the 30th U.S. state.
  •  – Jenny Lind leaves after her two-year American tour.
  •  – The  Chamber of Commerce is founded, in .
  •  – Emperor Maximilian I of  arrives in for the first time.
  •  – The Austro-Hungarian Compromise of  (“the Compromise”) is born through Act 12, which establishes the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
  •  – Mihailo Obrenović III, Prince of  is assassinated.
  •  – The pharmacist John Pemberton places his first advertisement for Coca-Cola, which appeared in The Atlanta Journal.
  •  – N’Djamena is founded as Fort-Lamy by the French commander Émile Gentil.
  •  – In the May Coup, Alexander I, King of Serbia, and Queen Draga, are assassinated in Belgrade by the Black Hand (Crna Ruka) organization.
  •  – Igor Stravinsky’s ballet score The Rite of Spring receives its premiere performance in Paris, France, provoking a riot.
  •  – The Ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sinks in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence with the loss of 1,012 lives.
  •  – Armenia defeats the Ottoman Army in the Battle of Sardarabad.
  •  – Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington and Andrew Claude de la Cherois Crommelin
  •  – The Louth flood of  was a severe flash flooding in the Lincolnshire market town of Louth which occurred 29 May , resulting in 23 fatalities in 20 minutes. It has been described as one of the most significant flood disasters in Britain during the 20th century.
  •  – Michele Schirru, a citizen of the United States, is executed by Italian military firing squad for intent to kill Benito Mussolini.
  •  –  veterans begin to assemble in Washington, D.C., in the Bonus Army to request cash bonuses promised to them to be paid in .
  •  – First flight of the Messerschmitt Bf  fighter aeroplane.
  • 1945 – First combat mission of the Consolidated B-32 Dominator heavy bomber.
  •  –  Truce Supervision Organization is founded.
  •  – The St. Roch, the first ship to circumnavigate North , arrives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, .
  •  – Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay become the first people to reach the summit of , on Tenzing Norgay’s (adopted) 39th birthday.
  •  – The Arab League meets in East Jerusalem to discuss the Palestinian question, leading to the formation of the Palestine Liberation Organization.
  •  – Tom Bradley is elected the first black mayor of , .
  •  – Pope John Paul II becomes the first pontiff to visit Canterbury Cathedral.
  • 1982 – Falklands War: British forces defeat the Argentines at the Battle of Goose Green.
  •  – Heysel Stadium disaster: Thirty-nine association football fans die and hundreds are injured when a dilapidated retaining wall collapses.
  • 1985 – Amputee Steve Fonyo completes cross-Canada marathon at Victoria, British Columbia, after 14 months.
  •  – The U.S.  Ronald Reagan begins his first visit to the  when he arrives in for a superpower summit with the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
  •  – Signing of an agreement between Egypt and the United States, allowing the manufacture of parts of the F-16 jet fighter plane in Egypt.
  •  – The Russian parliament elects Boris Yeltsin as president of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic.
  •  – The Miss Sarajevo beauty pageant is held in war-torn Sarajevo drawing global attention to the plight of its citizens.
  •  – Olusegun Obasanjo takes office as President of Nigeria, the first elected and civilian head of state in Nigeria after 16 years of military rule.
  • 1999 – Space Shuttle Discovery completes the first docking with the Space Station.
  •  – The U.S. Supreme Court rules that the disabled golfer Casey Martin can use a cart to ride in tournaments.
  •  – The National Memorial is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
  •  – A doublet earthquake, of combined magnitude 6.1, strikes Iceland near the town of Selfoss, injuring 30 people.
  •  – A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits northern near Bologna, killing at least 24 people.
  •  – One Observatory at One  opens.

Births on May 29

  •  – Charles, Prince of Viana (d. )
  •  – Pope Pius III (d. )
  •  – Victor, Duke of Münsterberg, Reichsgraf, Duke of Münsterberg and Opava, Count of Glatz (d. )
  •  – Antun Vrančić, Croatian archbishop (d. )
  •  – George Carew, 1st Earl of Totnes, English Earl, general and administrator (d. )
  • 1568 – Virginia de’ Medici, Italian princess (d. )
  •  – Gottfried Heinrich Graf zu Pappenheim, Bavarian field marshal (d. )
  •  – Anne, Duchess of Montpensier, French princess (d. )
  •  – Charles II of England (d. )
  •  – Humphry Ditton, English mathematician and philosopher (d. )
  •  – Louis-Jean-Marie Daubenton, French zoologist and mineralogist (d. )
  •  – James FitzGerald, 1st Duke of Leinster, Irish soldier and politician (d. )
  •  – Jackson of Exeter, English organist and composer (d. )
  •  – Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician, 1st  of Virginia (d. )
  • 1780 – Henri Braconnot, French chemist and pharmacist (d. )
  •  – Johann Heinrich von Mädler, astronomer and selenographer (d. )
  •  – Louise-Adéone Drölling, French painter (d. )
  •  – John H. Balsley, American carpenter and inventor (d. )
  •  – Isaac Albéniz, Spanish pianist and composer (d. )
  •  – Clark Voorhees, American painter (d. )
  •  – Rudolf Tobias, Estonian organist and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1874 – G. K. Chesterton, English essayist, poet, and playwright (d. )
  •  – Oswald Spengler, German historian and philosopher (d. 1936)
  •  – Alfonsina Storni, Swiss-Argentinian poet and author (d. )
  •  –  Brand, American and author (d. )
  •  – Beatrice Lillie, Canadian-English actress, singer and writer (d. 1989)
  • 1894 – Josef von Sternberg, Austrian-, , and screenwriter (d. )
  •  – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Czech-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. )
  •  – Douglas Abbott, Canadian lawyer and politician, 10th Canadian Minister of Defence (d. )
  •  – Harry Kadwell, Australian rugby league player and coach (d. 1999)
  • 1903 – Bob Hope, English-, singer, and producer (d. )
  •  – Hubert Opperman, Australian cyclist and politician (d. )
  •  – Sebastian Shaw, English , director, and playwright (d. )
  •  – T. H. White, Indian-English author (d. 1964)
  •  – Hartland Molson, Canadian captain and politician (d. )
  •  – Diana Morgan, Welsh-English playwright and screenwriter (d. 1996)
  •  – Ralph Metcalfe, American sprinter and politician (d. )
  • 1913 – Tony Zale, (d. )
  • 1914 – Stacy Keach Sr., American actor (d. 2003)
  • 1914 – Tenzing Norgay, Nepalese-Indian mountaineer (d. )
  •  – Karl Münchinger, German conductor and composer (d. 1990)
  •  – John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (d. )
  • 1917 – Marcel Trudel, Canadian historian, author, and academic (d. )
  • 1919 – Jacques Genest, Canadian physician and academic (d. )
  • 1920 – John Harsanyi, Hungarian- and academic,  laureate (d. )
  • 1920 – Clifton James, American actor (d. )
  •  – Norman Hetherington, Australian cartoonist and puppeteer (d. )
  •  – Joe Weatherly, American race car driver (d. 1964)
  • 1922 – Iannis Xenakis, Greek-French composer, engineer, and theorist (d. 2001)
  •  – Bernard Clavel, French author (d. 2010)
  • 1923 – John Parker, 6th Earl of Morley, English colonel and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Devon (d. 2015)
  • 1923 – Eugene Wright, American jazz bassist
  •  – Lars Bo, Danish author and (d. 1999)
  • 1924 – Miloslav Kříž, Czech basketball player and coach (d. )
  • 1924 – Pepper Paire, (d. 2013)
  •  – Katie Boyle, Italian-English actress and television host (d. 2018)
  • 1926 – Halaevalu Mataʻaho ʻAhomeʻe, Queen Consort of Tonga (d. 2017)
  • 1926 – Abdoulaye Wade, Senegalese academic and politician, 3rd President of Senegal
  •  – Jean Coutu, Canadian pharmacist and businessman, founded the Jean Coutu Group
  •  – Harry Frankfurt, American philosopher and academic
  • 1929 – Peter Higgs, English-Scottish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1929 – Roberto Vargas, Puerto Rican-American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. )
  • 1932 – Paul R. Ehrlich, American biologist and author
  • 1932 – Richie Guerin, and coach
  • 1933 – Helmuth Rilling, German conductor and educator
  • 1933 – Tarquinio Provini, Italian motorcycle racer (d. )
  •  – Bill Vander Zalm, -Canadian businessman and politician, 28th Premier of British Columbia
  • 1935 – André Brink, South African author and playwright (d. 2015)
  • 1935 – Sylvia Robinson, American singer and producer (d. 2011)
  •  – Charles W. Pickering, American lawyer and judge
  • 1937 – Irmin Schmidt, German keyboard player and composer
  • 1937 – Alwin Schockemöhle, German show-jumper
  • 1937 – Harry Statham, American basketball player and coach
  • 1938 – Christopher Bland, English businessman and politician (d. 2017)
  • 1938 – Fay , American lawyer and businessman
  •  – Pete Smith, Australian and television announcer
  • 1939 – Al Unser, American race car driver
  •  – Taihō Kōki, sumo wrestler, the 48th Yokozuna (d. 2013)
  • 1940 – Farooq Leghari, Pakistani politician, 8th President of  (d. 2010)
  •  – Doug Scott, English mountaineer and author
  • 1941 – Bob Simon, American journalist (d. 2015)
  •  – Pierre Bourque, Canadian businessman and politician, 40th Mayor of Montreal
  • 1942 – Kevin Conway, American actor and director (d. )
  •  – Robert W. Edgar, and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1944 – Bob Benmosche, (d. 2015)
  • 1944 – Quentin Davies, English soldier and politician, Shadow Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
  • 1945 – Gary Brooker, English singer-songwriter and pianist
  • 1945 – Peter Fraser, Baron Fraser of Carmyllie, Scottish lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2013)
  • 1945 – Julian Le Grand, English economist and author
  • 1945 – Martin Pipe, English jockey and trainer
  • 1945 – Joyce Tenneson, American photographer
  • 1945 – Jean-Pierre Van Rossem, Belgian scholar and author (d. 2018)
  •  – Fernando Buesa, Spanish politician (d. 2000)
  •  – Anthony Geary, American actor
  • 1948 – Michael , English composer and radio host
  • 1948 – Keith Gull, English microbiologist and academic
  •  – Robert Axelrod, American actor and screenwriter (d. )
  • 1949 – Brian Kidd, and manager
  • 1949 – Francis Rossi, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Rebbie Jackson, American singer and actress
  • 1953 – Danny Elfman, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actor
  •  – Robert Beaser, and educator
  • 1954 – Jerry Moran, American lawyer and politician
  •  – Frank Baumgartl, German runner (d. 2010)
  • 1955 – John Hinckley Jr., American attempted assassin of Ronald Reagan
  • 1955 – David Kirschner, American animator, producer, and author
  • 1955 – Gordon Rintoul, Scottish historian and curator
  • 1955 – Ken Schrader, American race car driver and sportscaster
  •  – Mark Lyall Grant, English diplomat, British Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 1956 – La Toya Jackson, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1957 – Steven Croft, English bishop and theologian
  • 1957 – Jeb Hensarling, American lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Mohsen Makhmalbaf, film director
  •  – Annette Bening,
  • 1958 – Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, and activist (d. 2011)
  • 1958 – Uwe Rapolder, German footballer and coach
  • 1958 – Mike Stenhouse, American baseball player and sportscaster
  •  – Rupert Everett, English actor and novelist
  • 1959 – Mel Gaynor, English drummer
  • 1959 – Steve Hanley, Irish-English bass player and songwriter
  •  – Thomas Baumer, Swiss economist and academic
  • 1960 – Mike Freer, English politician
  •  – Melissa Etheridge, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist
  • 1961 – John Miceli,
  •  – Fandi Ahmad, Singaporean footballer, coach, and manager
  • 1962 – Eric Davis, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Carol Kirkwood, Scottish journalist
  • 1962 – Chloé Sainte-Marie, Canadian actress and singer
  • 1963 – Blaze Bayley, English singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Zhu Jianhua, high jumper
  • 1963 – Ukyo Katayama, Japanese race car driver
  • 1963 – Claude Loiselle, Canadian ice player and manager
  • 1964 – Howard Mills III, and politician
  • 1964 – Oswaldo Negri Jr., Brazilian race car driver
  •  – Natalie Nougayrède, French journalist
  •  – Noel Gallagher, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Mike Keane, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1967 – Steven Levitt, American economist, author, and academic
  •  – Torquhil Campbell, 13th Duke of Argyll, Scottish politician
  • 1968 – Tate George, American basketball player
  • 1968 – Jessica Morden, English politician
  • 1968 – Hida Viloria,
  •  – Natarsha Belling, Australian journalist
  • 1970 – Roberto Di Matteo, Italian footballer and manager
  •  – Éric Lucas, Canadian boxer
  • 1971 – Bernd Mayländer, German race car driver
  • 1971 – Jo Beth Taylor, Australian television host and actress
  • 1971 – Rob Womack, English shot putter and discus thrower
  •  – Bill Curley, American basketball player and coach
  • 1972 – Simon Jones, English singer and bass player
  • 1973 – Tomoko Kaneda, Japanese voice actress, singer, and radio personality
  • 1973 – Mark Lee, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1973 – Alpay Özalan, Turkish footballer
  •  – Steve Cardenas, American martial artist and retired actor
  • 1974 – Stephen Larkham, Australian rugby player and coach
  • 1974 – Aaron McGruder, and cartoonist
  • 1974 – Myf Warhurst, Australian radio and television host
  • 1974 – Jenny Willott, English politician
  •  – Jason Allison, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Mel B, English singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1975 – Sven Kubis, German footballer
  • 1975 – Sarah Millican, English comedian
  • 1975 – Anthony Wall, English golfer
  • 1975 – Daniel Tosh, , television host, actor, writer, and executive producer
  •  – Caçapa, Brazilian footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Jerry Hairston Jr., American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Raef LaFrentz, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Yegor Titov, Russian footballer
  •  – Massimo Ambrosini, Italian footballer
  • 1977 – Marco Cassetti, Italian footballer
  • 1977 – António Lebo Lebo, Angolan footballer
  • 1978 – Pelle Almqvist, Swedish singer-songwriter
  • 1978 – Sébastien Grosjean, French player
  • 1978 – Lorenzo Odone, Italian-American adrenoleukodystrophy patient who inspired the film, Lorenzo’s Oil (d. 2008)
  • 1978 – Adam Rickitt, English singer
  •  – Arne Friedrich, German footballer
  • 1979 – Brian Kendrick,
  • 1979 – John Rheinecker, American baseball player (d. 2017)
  •  – Ernesto Farías, Argentinian footballer
  •  – Andrey Arshavin, Russian footballer
  • 1982 – Nataliya Dobrynska, Ukrainian heptathlete
  • 1982 – Matt Macri, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Kim Tae-kyun, South baseball player
  •  – Carmelo Anthony, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Nia Jax, Australian-American professional wrestler
  • 1984 – Funmi Jimoh, American long jumper
  • 1984 – Andreas Schäffer, German footballer
  • 1984 – Ina Wroldsen, Norwegian singer and songwriter
  • 1985 – Nathan Horton, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987 – Lina Andrijauskaitė, Lithuanian long jumper
  • 1987 – Issac Luke, rugby league player
  • 1987 – Kelvin Maynard, Dutch footballer (d. 2019)
  • 1987 – Noah Reid, Canadian actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1987 – Rui Sampaio, Portuguese footballer
  • 1988 – Muath Al-Kasasbeh, Jordanian captain and pilot (d. 2015)
  • 1988 – Cheng Fei, Chinese gymnast
  • 1988 – Steve Mason, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Ezekiel Ansah, Ghanaian- player
  • 1989 – Diego Barisone, Argentinian footballer (d. 2015)
  • 1989 – Riley Keough, American model and actress
  • 1990 – Joe Biagini, American baseball pitcher
  • 1992 – Sarah Moundir, Swiss tennis player
  • 1993 – Jana Čepelová, Slovak tennis player
  • 1993 – Maika Monroe, American actress and kiteboarder
  • 1993 – Grete Šadeiko, Estonian heptathlete
  •  – Markelle Fultz, American basketball player
  • 1999 – Park Ji-hoon, South Korean singer and actor

Deaths on May 29

  •  – Jimeno Garcés of Pamplona
  •  – Renauld I, Count of Nevers
  •  – Christopher I of Denmark (b. )
  •  – James II of Majorca (b. )
  •  – Pope John VIII of Alexandria, Coptic pope
  •  – Jens Grand, Danish archbishop (b. c. )
  •  – Henry II of Castile (b. )
  •  – Philippe de Mézières, French soldier and author (b. 1327)
  •  – Hongxi Emperor of (b. )
  • 1453 – Ulubatlı Hasan, Ottoman commander (b. )
  • 1453 – Constantine XI Palaiologos, Byzantine emperor (b. )
  • 1500 – Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer and navigator (b. )
  • 1500 – Thomas Rotherham, English cleric and minister (b. )
  •  – David Beaton, Scottish cardinal and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (b. )
  •  – John Penry, Welsh martyr (b. )
  • 1660 – Frans van Schooten, Dutch mathematician and academic (b. 1615)
  •  – Cornelis Tromp, Dutch admiral (b. 1629)
  • 1790 – Israel Putnam, (b. )
  •  – Carl Fredrik Pechlin, Swedish general and politician (b. )
  •  – Joséphine de Beauharnais, first wife of  (b. )
  •  – Humphry Davy, English-Swiss chemist and academic (b. )
  •  – Emmanuel de Grouchy, Marquis de Grouchy, French general (b. )
  •  – Franz Mirecki, Polish composer, music conductor, and music teacher (b. )
  •  – Winfield Scott, American general, lawyer, and politician (b. )
  • 1873 – Prince Friedrich of Hesse and by Rhine (b. )
  • 1892 – Bahá’u’lláh, Persian religious leader, founded the Bahá’í Faith (b. )
  •  – Gabriel Auguste Daubrée, French geologist and academic (b. 1814)
  • 1903 – Bruce Price, , designed the Château Frontenac and American Surety Building (b. )
  • 1910 – Mily Balakirev, Russian pianist, composer, and conductor (b. )
  •  – W. S. Gilbert, English playwright and poet (b. 1836)
  • 1914 – Laurence Sydney Brodribb Irving, English author and playwright (b. 1871)
  • 1914 – Henry Seton-Karr, English explorer, hunter, and author (b. )
  • 1917 – Kate Harrington, American poet and educator (b. )
  • 1919 – Robert Bacon, and politician, 39th United States Secretary of State (b. 1860)
  • 1920 – Carlos Deltour, French rower (b. 1864)
  • 1921 – Abbott Handerson Thayer, American painter and educator (b. )
  • 1935 – Josef Suk, Czech violinist and composer (b. 1874)
  • 1939 – Ursula Ledóchowska, Austrian-Polish nun and saint, founded the Congregation of the Ursulines of the Agonizing Heart of  (b. )
  • 1941 – Léo-Pol Morin, Canadian pianist, composer, and educator (b. 1892)
  • 1942 – John Barrymore, American actor (b. )
  • 1946 – Martin Gottfried Weiss, German SS officer (b. 1905)
  • 1948 – May Whitty, English actress (b. 1865)
  •  – Fanny Brice, American singer and comedian (b. )
  • 1951 – Dimitrios Levidis, Greek-French soldier and composer (b. )
  • 1953 – Morgan Russell, American painter and educator (b. 1886)
  • 1957 – James Whale, English director (b. )
  • 1958 – Juan Ramón Jiménez, Spanish poet and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. )
  • 1963 – Netta Muskett, English author (b. )
  • 1966 – Ignace Lepp, Estonian-French priest and psychologist (b. 1909)
  • 1968 – Arnold Susi, Estonian lawyer and politician, Estonian Minister of Education (b. 1896)
  • 1970 – John Gunther, American journalist and author (b. )
  • 1970 – Eva Hesse, (b. 1936)
  • 1972 – Moe Berg, American baseball player, coach, and spy (b. 1902)
  • 1972 – Stephen Timoshenko, Ukrainian- and academic (b. )
  • 1973 – George Harriman, English businessman (b. 1908)
  • 1977 – Ba Maw, Burmese politician, Prime Minister of Burma (b. 1893)
  • 1979 – Mary Pickford, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter, co-founded United Artists (b. 1892)
  • 1979 – John H. Wood Jr., American lawyer and judge (b. )
  • 1982 – Romy Schneider, Austrian actress (b. 1938)
  •  – Arvīds Pelše, Latvian-Russian historian and politician (b. 1899)
  • 1987 – Charan Singh, Indian politician, 5th Prime Minister of  (b. 1902)
  • 1988 – Salem bin Laden, Saudi Arabian businessman (b. 1946)
  • 1989 – George C. Homans, American sociologist and academic (b. 1910)
  •  – Margaret Barr (choreographer), Australian choreographer and teacher of dance-drama (b. 1904)
  • 1993 – Billy Conn, American boxer (b. 1917)
  • 1994 – Erich Honecker, German lawyer and politician (b. )
  • 1994- Lady May Smith, member of the (b. 1906)
  • 1996 – Tamara Toumanova, American ballerina and actress (b. 1919)
  • 1997 – Jeff Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1966)
  • 1998 – Barry Goldwater, American general, activist, and politician (b. 1909)
  • 2003 – David Jefferies, English motorcycle racer (b. 1972)
  • 2004 – Archibald Cox, American lawyer and politician, 31st United States Solicitor General (b. 1912)
  • 2004 – Samuel Dash, American academic and politician (b. )
  • 2005 – John D’Amico, Canadian ice hockey player and referee (b. 1937)
  • 2005 – Hamilton Naki, South African surgeon (b. 1926)
  • 2005 – George Rochberg, American soldier and composer (b. 1918)
  •  – Jacques Bouchard, Canadian businessman (b. )
  •  – Dave Balon, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (b. 1938)
  • 2007 – Lois Browne-Evans, Bermudian lawyer and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2008 – Paula Gunn Allen, Native American writer (b. 1939)
  • 2008 – Luc Bourdon, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1987)
  • 2008 – Harvey Korman, American actor and comedian (b. 1927)
  • 2010 – Dennis Hopper, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1936)
  • 2011 – Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian politician, 2nd President of Abkhazia (b. 1949)
  • 2011 – Bill Clements, American soldier and politician, 42nd Governor of  (b. 1917)
  • 2011 – Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian academic and politician, 14th President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Mark Minkov, Russian composer (b. 1944)
  • 2012 – Kaneto Shindo, Japanese director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1912)
  • 2012 – Doc Watson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Richard Ballantine, American-English journalist and author (b. 1940)
  • 2013 – Françoise Blanchard, French actress (b. 1954)
  • 2013 – Andrew Greeley, American priest, sociologist, and author (b. )
  • 2013 – Mulgrew Miller, American pianist and composer (b. 1955)
  • 2013 – Henry Morgentaler, Polish-Canadian physician and activist (b. 1923)
  • 2013 – Franca Rame, Italian actress and playwright (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Ludwig G. Strauss, German physician and academic (b. 1949)
  • 2013 – Wali-ur-Rehman, Pakistani commander (b. 1970)
  • 2014 – Christine Charbonneau, Canadian singer-songwriter (b. 1943)
  • 2014 – Walter Jakob Gehring, Swiss biologist and academic (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Peter Glaser, Czech-American and engineer (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Miljenko Prohaska, Croatian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – William M. Roth, American businessman (b. 1916)
  • 2015 – Henry Carr, and sprinter (b. 1942)
  • 2015 – Doris Hart, American tennis player (b. 1925)
  • 2015 – Betsy Palmer, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2017 – Manuel Noriega, Panamanian general and politician, Military Leader of  (b. 1934)
  • 2017 – Mordechai Tzipori, Israeli Lieutenant General and minister (b. 1924)
  • 2017 – Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Greek politician and prime minister (b. 1918)
  • 2020 – Maikanti Baru, Nigerian engineer, former chief of state oil firm. (b. 1959)

Holidays and observances on May 29

  • Army Day (Argentina)
  • Ascension of Bahá’u’lláh (Bahá’í Faith) (Only if Bahá’í Naw-Rúz falls on of the )
  • Christian feast day:
    • Bona of Pisa
    • Hypomone (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Maximin of Trier
    • Pope Alexander of Alexandria (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Theodosia of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Ursula Ledóchowska
    • May 29 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Feast of the Sacred Heart can fall, while is the latest; celebrated 19 days after Pentecost. ()
  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers (International)
  • National Elderly Day ()
  • Oak Day (England), and its related observance:
    • Castleton Garland Day (Castleton)
  • Statehood Day (Rhode Island and Wisconsin)
  • Veterans Day ()
  • World Digestive Health Day
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