On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1911

Day of the Week: Monday

Article: A Modern Major-General of Light Entertainment

Famous Birthdays

  • James Marjoribanks, British ambassador to the European Economic Community, born in Colinton, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • Ralph Louis Wain, British agricultural scientist, born in Hyde, Cheshire (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestWilliam Schwenck Gilbert

William Schwenck Gilbert, English dramatist (Gilbert & Sullivan), dies at 74

English Dramatist William Schwenck Gilbert
English Dramatist
William Schwenck Gilbert