On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 31st Belmont: J Scherrer aboard Scottish Cheiftain wins in 2:23.25

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American movie composer (Violanta; The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in BrĂ¼nn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1959)
  • Ignace Lilien, Dutch-Austrian composer, born in Lemberg (now in Lviv, Ukraine) (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Julius von Sachs, German botanist and naturalist, dies at 64