What Happened on May 29, 1979

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Bishop Abel Muzorewa is sworn in as Zimbabwe's 1st black PM
  • CBS premiere of Melissa Anderson's modern "Survival of Dana", her first "bad girl role", in which Anderson's title character leaves her 'Prairie' like North Dakota town for Los Angeles after her parents divorce
  • Radio's 1st rock network "Source" premieres

Famous Birthdays

  • Arne Friedrich, German football player
  • Brian Kendrick, American professional wrestler
  • Casey Sheehan, American soldier; son of Cindy Sheehan (d. 2004)
  • John Rheinecker, Major League Baseball player
  • Luann Roberts, Miss Alabama Teen USA (1996)

Famous Deaths

  • John H. Wood, Jr., American federal judge (b. 1916)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford