What Happened on May 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

Film release premierFilm Premier

"Yankee Doodle Dandy", directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

Music releaseMusic Recording

Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", the greatest-selling record to date

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby

Famous Birthdays

  • Kevin Conway, American actor (Flash Point, Cage of Angels), born in NYC, New York
  • Pierre Bourque, Former mayor of Montreal

Famous Deaths

  • John Barrymore, American actor (Beloved Rogue, Dinner at 8), dies from cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure at 60