On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1897

Historical Events

  • 31st Belmont: Joe Scherrer aboard Scottish Chieftain wins in 2:23.25

Famous Birthdays

  • Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Austrian-American composer (Violanta, The Adventures of Robin Hood), born in Brünn, Austria-Hungary (d. 1957)
  • 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
1897 Highlights

About May 29, 1897

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 124 years, 5 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini