What Happened on May 29, 1940

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Adolf Kiefer swims world record 100 yards backstroke (58.8 sec)
  • Arthur Seyss-Inquart installed as Reich commissar of The Hague, Netherlands
  • In WWII, Germans capture Ostend & Ypres in Belgium and Lille in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Farooq Leghari, 8th President of Pakistan (1993-97), born in Choti Zareen, British India (d. 2010)