On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1500

Famous Deaths


Person of interestBartolomeu Dias

Bartolomeu Dias, Portuguese explorer (1st European to round Cape of Good Hope), drowns at 48 or 49

Portuguese Explorer Bartolomeu Dias
Portuguese Explorer
Bartolomeu Dias

1500 Highlights

About May 29, 1500

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 520 years, 8 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Gemini