On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1914

Historical Events

  • Ship rams Canadian ship Empress of Ireland on St Lawrence River; 1,024 die

Famous Birthdays

  • Stacy Keach, Sr., American actor (Pretty Woman; The Parallax View), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2003)

Person of interestTenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay, Tibetan climber who was the 1st to reach the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 with Edmund Hillary (exact date of birth unknown, but he celebrated on the 29th), born in either northeastern Nepal or Tibet (d. 1986)

Mountaineer and Explorer Tenzing Norgay
Mountaineer and Explorer
Tenzing Norgay

Famous Deaths

  • Paul von Mauser, German weapon designer, dies at 75
1914 Highlights

About May 29, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 107 years, 4 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini