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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1994Patty Sheehan wins J C Penney/LPGA Skins Golf Game

1942Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", greatest selling record to date

1990Boris Yeltsin is elected president of the Russian republic

1984Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

1913Igor Stravinsky's ballet score The Rite of Spring is premiered in Paris, provoking a riot.

1967Pope Paul VI names 27 new cardinals, including Karol Wojtyla, archbishop of Krakow, who later became Pope John Paul II

1978Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championship

1994Beth Daniel wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

1953Edmund Hillary (NZ) and Tenzing Norgay (Nepal) are first to reach the summit of Mount Everest as part of a British Expedition

1919Albert Einstein's light-bending prediction confirmed by Arthur Eddington

May 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

1906T.H. White, Bombay India, English author (King Arthur)

1967Noel Gallagher, Manchester, English pop musician (Oasis)

1903Bob Hope, [Leslie Townes Hope], Eltham Kent, British born American entertainer

1630Charles II, St. James's Palace, London, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1660-85)

1958Annette Bening, Topeka KS, actress (Grifters, Bugsy, Valmont) [or 5/5]

1953Danny Elfman, Los Angeles California, composer (Simspon Show Theme)

May 29th Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on May 29th

1992Actor Robert Downey Jr (27) weds actress/singer Deborah Falconer (26)

1939Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (25) weds Aliza Arnold

1944Boxing champion Sugar Ray Robinson (23) weds Edna Mae Holly

1884Irish writer Oscar Wilde marries Constance Lloyd at St. James Church, Paddington, London

May 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 29th

2010Five-time Grammy Award singer Shania Twain (42) divorces music producer Robert John Lange (59) after 14 years of marriage

1952Country music legend Hank Williams and Audrey Sheppard granted divorce for the second and final time after seven years of marriage. Their first divorce was in 1948.

May 29th Divorces
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Notable Deaths on May 29th

1911William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

1979Mary Pickford, actress (Coquette, Suds, Secrets), dies of cerebral hemorrhage at 87

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