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Notable Historical Events for May 29th

1959Charles de Gaulle forms French government

1989Phillies 3rd baseman Mike Schmidt, 39, retires

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

1962Barbra Streisand appears on "Garry Moore Show"

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

1992White Sox Tim Raines swipes his 700th career base

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

1660On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end

1988Sherri Turner wins LPGA Corning Golf Classic

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

May 29th Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on May 29th

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

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

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

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

1917John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Mass, (Sen-D-Mass), 35th Pres (1961-1963)

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

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Notable Weddings on May 29th

1849Bacteriologist Louis Pasteur (26) weds secretary Marie Laurent (23) in Strasbourg, France

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

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

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

May 29th Weddings
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Notable Divorces on May 29th

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.

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

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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