What Happened on May 29, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (d. 2003)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber who was the 1st to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary (exact date of birth unknown, but he celebrated on the 29th), born in either northeastern Nepal or Tibet (d. 1986)

Mountaineer and Explorer Tenzing Norgay
Mountaineer and Explorer
Tenzing Norgay