Historical Events In May - 29
Monday, 16 December 2019
1977 Janet Guthrie becomes first woman to drive in the Indianapolis 500 on May - 29.
1977 NBC News & Information Service (24 hour news) ends on radio on this day in history.
1977 On May - 29 sue Press is first woman golfer to hit consecutive holes-in one
1977 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on May - 29.
1977 Goddard Lieberson, composer, dies at 66 on May - 29.
1978 A 1 oz letter costs 15-cents to mail today, as the US post office raises the old rate by two cents on May - 29.
1978 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on May - 29.
1978 Bob Crane, actor (Donna Reed Show, Hogan-Hogan's Heroes), dies at 49 on this day in history.
1979 Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's first black PM on this day in history.
1979 Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies at 86 on May - 29.
1980 On this day in history 53rd National Spelling Bee Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
1980 On May - 29 attempted assassination of Vernon Jordan Jr, National Urban League president
1980 J Turners "Juliet & Her Nurse" sold for $6,400,000 in NYC on May - 29.
1980 On this day in history larry Bird beats out Magic Johnson for NBA rookie of year
1980 On May - 29 53rd National Spelling Bee: Jacques Bailly wins spelling elucubrate
1981 On this day in history uS performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 On May - 29 "I Know What Boys Like" by The Waitresses hits #62
1982 On this day in history the first papal visit to Britain since 1531
1982 On May - 29 romy Schneider, actress (Cardinal), dies of cardiac arrest at 43
1985 On this day in history heysel Stadium Disaster - 39 die and 500 injured in rioting between British & Italians at European Cup soccer; English clubs banned from playing in European competition for five years
1985 On this day in history thirty-five spectators die when rioting erupts at the European Cup soccer final in Brussels
1985 On this day in history 39, die at Heysel Stadium in Liverpool in a riot prior to soccer match
1986 On this day in history 59th National Spelling Bee Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia
1986 59th National Spelling Bee: Jon Pennington wins spelling odontalgia on May - 29.
1987 "Twilight Zone" director John Landis found innocent in death of actor Vic Morrow on May - 29.
1987 On May - 29 michael Jackson attempts to buy Elephant Man's remains
1987 On this day in history alain Vincx, Belgian stuntman, dies in an accident at 40
1988 On May - 29 graeme Hick scores his 1,000th run of 1st-class cricket season
1988 President Zia ul-Haq fires government/disbands parliament in Pakistan on this day in history.
1989 On this day in history student protesters in Tiananmen Square China construct a replica of the Statue of Liberty
1990 An earthquake hits Peru, killing 56 on May - 29.
1990 On May - 29 boris Yeltsin is elected president by the Russian parliament
1990 On May - 29 brois Yeltsin elected leader of the Russian Federation
1990 On May - 29 dow Jones average hits a record 2,870.49