On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1922

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Ecuador becomes independent
  • US Supreme Court rules organized baseball is a sport and not a business and thus not subject to antitrust laws

Famous Birthdays

  • Iannis Xenakis, Romanian-born, Greek-French composer, music theorist, and architect who helped revolutionize 20th century classical music (Metastaseis), born in Br─âila, Romania (d. 2001)
  • Joe Weatherly, American auto racer (NASCAR Sprint Cup champion 1962-63), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1964)

Famous Deaths

  • Yevgeny Vakhtangov, Armenian-Russian theatrical director of the Moscow Art Theatre (Vakhtangov Theatre), dies of cancer at 39