What Happened on May 29th, 1997

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • 70th National Spelling Bee: Rebecca Sealfon wins spelling euonym
  • Jesse Timmedequas found guilty of rape/murder of Megan Kanka, 7
  • Span scientists announce new human species in 780,000 year old fossil

Famous Deaths

  • George Fenneman, American radio and TV announcer (You Bet Your Life), dies at 77
  • Jeff Buckley, American musician and singer ( "Hallelujah"), drowns at 30
  • John Sengstacke, publisher (Defender), dies at 84