What Happened on May 29, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Yankee Doodle Dandy", based on life of George M. Cohan, directed by Michael Curtiz, starring James Cagney and Joan Lesley, premieres in NYC (Academy Awards Best Actor 1943)

Actor James Cagney
Actor
James Cagney
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer George M. Cohan
Composer, Actor, Singer and Producer
George M. Cohan

Music releaseMusic Recording

Bing Crosby records "White Christmas", world's best-selling single (estimated 100 million copies sold)

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