On This Day

What Happened on May 29, 1945

Historical Events

  • US 1st Marine division conquers Shuri Castle, Okinawa

Famous Birthdays

  • Gary Brooker, British rock keyboardist and singer (Procol Harum -"A Whiter Shade of Pale"), born in Hackney, London, England (d. 2022)
  • Martin Pipe, English racehorse trainer (15-time Champion Hunt Trainer), born in Taunton, Somerset
  • Peter Fraser, Scottish Minister (headed investigation into Pam Am Flight 103) (d. 2013)
1945 Highlights

About May 29, 1945

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 2 months and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini