Today in History: May 29 is the 149th day of the year (150 in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 216 days left for the end of the year.
There are several notable events that occurred on May 29 throughout history, and that is why it is an important day in Indian and world history.
If you are wondering what happened today in History? Then you are in the right place. On this day, there are several notable events that have occurred throughout Indian and world history.
In this article, we have compiled a list of the important things that happened around the world on May 29. Check it out:
Today In History: What Happened On This Day In Indian History Events
Mount Everest Day – May 29
The Nepalese government and the mountaineering community plan to celebrate Everest Day on May 29 with a parade around Kathmandu and a ceremony honoring veteran Sherpa climbers and guides.
1968 – Famous wrestler Dara Singh set a record as world wrestling champion.
May 29, 1968 was a historic day for India in wrestling when Dara Singh was crowned World Champion. In Mumbai (then Bombay) he defeated Lou Thesz of the USA to win the title.
Dara finally retired from the sport in 1983 after being in over 500 fights. Amazingly, he never lost a game during his career.
What happened in world history on May 29
1953 – Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first climbers to summit Mount Everest.
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa became the first climbers to summit Mount Everest on May 29, 1953. Today marks the 67th anniversary of the feat. Located in the Mahalangur Himal subrange of the Himalayas, Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth above sea level.
Hillary and Tenzing were part of the 9th British Everest Expedition, led by John Hunt. The expedition set up base camp in March 1953. The final camp was set up on the South Col.
Today’s highlights in history:
– In 1790, Rhode Island became the 13th original colony to ratify the United States Constitution.
– In 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state in the union.
– In 1914, the Canadian ocean liner RMS Empress of Ireland sank in the St. Lawrence River in eastern Quebec after colliding with the Norwegian freighter SS Storstad; of the 1,477 people aboard the Empress of Ireland, 1,012 died. (The Storstad sustained only minor damage.)
– In 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to run the Indianapolis 500, finishing 29th (winner AJ Foyt).
– In 1985, 39 people were killed in the European Cup final in Brussels, Belgium, when riots broke out and a wall separating British and Italian soccer fans collapsed.
– In 2014, Starbucks closed thousands of stores for part of the day to conduct unconscious bias training sessions for employees, in response to the arrests of two black men in Philadelphia at one of its stores.
– In 2015, the Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the US terrorism blacklist.
In his first public comments on the Russia investigation in 2019, special counsel Robert Mueller said that charging President Donald Trump with a crime was “not an option” due to federal rules, but stressed that the investigation does not exonerate the president.
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In addition to these historic events on May 29, there are also the birthdays and deaths of several notable people that you should know about.
Birthdays of famous people on May 29
1906 – Eminent Hindi essayist Kanhaiyalal Mishra Prabhakar is born
Kanhiyalal Mishra Prabhakar was an Indian journalist, writer and freedom fighter. He was born on May 29, 1906 in Deoband, Saharanpur, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
1954 – Pankaj Kapur’s birthday
Pankaj Kapur is an acclaimed Indian actor, director, and playwright known for his versatile performances in film, television, and theater. He was born on May 29, 1954 in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
1963 – Vijay Patkar’s birthday
Vijay Patkar is an Indian stage, television, Marathi film and Bollywood actor. He is best known for his comedic roles in Bollywood movies.
1987 – Anupriya Goenka’s birthday
Anupriya Goenka is an Indian actress known for her work in Hindi films and web series. She was born on May 29, 1987 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Anniversary of the death of famous people on May 29
1972- Anniversary of the death of Prithviraj Kapoor
Prithviraj Kapoor was a renowned Indian actor, director and producer who played a pivotal role in shaping the Indian film and theater industry. He was born on November 3, 1906 in Samundri, Punjab, British India (now Pakistan), and died on May 29, 1972 in Mumbai, India.
List of important days in May 2023
|May 2023 Important Dates
|Important days in May
|International work day
|world laughter day
|Press Freedom Day
|World Asthma Day
|coal miners day
|International Firefighter’s Day
|International No Diet Day
|world athletics day
|World Red Cross Day
|World Thalassemia Day
|Rabindranath Tagore Jayanti
|National Technology Day
|international nursing day
|15 th of May
|International Day of Families
|world telecommunication day
|world hypertension day
|World AIDS Vaccine Day
|International Museum Day
|National Endangered Species Day
|National Day Against Terrorism
|International Day for Biological Diversity
|anti smoking day
List of important days by month 2023
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